Tag: Nature

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

These images are from a photo safari I undertook this week in Jefferson, Colorado, in between intense empathy and hand-wringing.

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

I’m fascinated by the dandelion; such a temporal thing it is. Transient, and yet tenacious, it grows, blooms, morphs, and flies away, above the fray, to plant seeds (and a new life) somewhere else.

Some Days, You’re the Windshield; Some Days, You’re the Bug (and How the Rose Helped)

Some Days, You’re the Windshield; Some Days, You’re the Bug (and How the Rose Helped)

Nature is a natural antidote to down days.

Boreas Pass: Postcard from Nature

Boreas Pass: Postcard from Nature

Boreas Pass in central Colorado is scenic, lovely, unspoiled and a call from nature to join her.

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

Glover Gardens is Back! We Decided to Get On Up and Get Outside

The Glover Gardens blog is back after a hiatus, sharing the positive outcome after we decided to Get On Up.

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Frogs can and do freeze, including their hearts, and then thaw and get right back to living their everyday froggy life when it warms up. We’re doing the renewal pruning at Glover Gardens in our own efforts to get our green back.

Supporting Birds on National Bird Day with a Haiku and Pics, Imagining Their Plea

Supporting Birds on National Bird Day with a Haiku and Pics, Imagining Their Plea

We celebrate, honor and value birds, today and every day.

The Real Nature: Article from The Shoofly

The Real Nature: Article from The Shoofly

An article in the latest issue of The Shoofly Magazine beautifully captures the seemingly oppositional characteristics of nature and our relationship with it – peaceful but unpredictable, soothing, but sometimes dangerous – and brings back memories of falling trees.

A Beauty in My Backyard

A Beauty in My Backyard

A forgotten beauty showed its face in my backyard a few weeks ago, as this gorgeous walking iris woke up and bloomed for the first time in years.

Listening

Listening

Now is a good time for listening, and learning.
I hear you. #BlackLivesMatter

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

Winter will make way for spring, in many ways.

Hummingbird Haiku (Times Two)

Hummingbird Haiku (Times Two)

Hummingbirds work hard. They do what needs to be done.

After the Rain, I Hear Flowers (a poem)

After the Rain, I Hear Flowers (a poem)

…about mindfulness, and flowers, and tasting life…

Haiku: Santa Monica

Haiku: Santa Monica

twilight on the piersanta monica sunset the benediction Overrun with tourists and souvenir-hawking vendors, the Santa Monica Pier remains a worthy destination. The sunset guarantees it. Trust me on this. Note: because February is National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) and I’m a habitual haiku-er (is that […]

3 Haiku for a Bighorn Sheep

3 Haiku for a Bighorn Sheep

A magnificent bighorn sheep posed for me, turning this way and that. He was either mildly amused or mildly annoyed, and we enjoyed a few moments together. Three haiku and these photos are the result.

Peacefulness and Chipmunk Portraits

Peacefulness and Chipmunk Portraits

Chipmunks posing in Park County, CO make for peaceful pictures.

Haiku: The Slow Lane

Llamas and tractors and pastures, oh my! Another Colorado-inspired nature haiku from Glover Gardens.

Rabbit, Run!

Rabbit, Run!

Nature is all the entertainment we need here at Little House in the Rockies, our little cabin in Central Colorado. A visit from a cute little Peter Cottontail enabled a mid-hop bunny photo.

Turtle Friendships and Another Spring Haiku

Turtle Friendships and Another Spring Haiku

Everything in nature this spring seems brighter, fresher, more vibrant than usual. Like these turtle pals.

A Swan Song

A Swan Song

I think a group of swans did a performance just for me. As I stood and watched, they changed direction, got in position, and swam by in a line. MUST.WRITE.HAIKU.


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