Haiku: Evening munch

Deer consumed the vines
Yet morning-glory came through
Nature takes its place

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/23/17

Inspirational photo by PamelaWLucas 9/23/17

Haiku: Painted Lady

Wings are the palette
Camo delicate patterns
A passing treasure

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/22/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 9/17

More than 60,000 public sightings of the butterfly showed that Painted Ladies migrate as far north as the Arctic Circle.

Haiku: Hot Lips

They keep on coming

Lots of red lips in the fall

Enjoy until frost

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/20/17

Inspirational photo by PamelaWLucas 9/20/17

Why you might grow some lips.

Haiku: Fall Begonia

Tuberous beauty
Winding down it’s loveliness
Frost will take its place

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/18/17

Inspirational photo by Derek J. Knight 9/17

Haiku: Flitting Purple

Cherries are their host
This butterfly looks for sweets
Can winter over

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/15/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin, Charlottesville, VA 9/17

The life cycle and needs of the Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Haiku: Ruby throat

Quick darting glitter
His beautiful red necklace
Takes ones breath away

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/14/17

Amazing inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin in Charlottesville, VA 9/17

About the Ruby Throated Hummingbird and yearly migration.

Haiku: Anemone Aphrodite and Adonis

Long and slender stems
In buttercup family
Tears of fallen love

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/13/17

Inspirational photo by hasbenn at Pixabay

The anemone’s association with the mythic love of Aphrodite and Adonis led to the flower symbolizing unfading love.

 

Haiku: Hurry…Monarchs to Mexico or California

Fall approaches fast
Hurry cat and make your wings
Ready for your trip

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/11/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin, Charlottesville, VA 9/17

“The mystery of migrating monarch butterflies has captured the attention of people throughout the world. East of the continental divide in North America, monarchs generally migrate to central Mexico from as far away as Ontario, Canada. Monarchs west of the divide fly to the coast of California to spend the winter. They cluster together on tree limbs during the winter months in California by the thousands, and in Central Mexico by the millions.”

Haiku: a precious puddle

A Silvery Checkerspot
Puddling on a mushroom
Miniature beauty

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/6/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin in her butterfly garden. 9/17

 

Butterflies need to puddle…how to attract butterflies.