Haiku: Nature’s artwork

Color and balance

In every corner of earth

Brush of creation

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 8/18/17

Inspirational photo of a Soprano Lilac Spoon by Pexels

 

 

Haiku: The Smart Web

Sturdy symmetry

Made through natural instincts

So spins the spider

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 8/17/17

Inspirational photo by Creative Commons through Pixabay

Spider silk is strong and smart?!

Haiku: A Scottish Button

A sturdy true weed
Spreads the seeds and grace in fields
History of its own

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 8/8/17

Inspirational photo shared through Ramblings with DerrickJKnight.

More about the Scottish Thistle and its history

Haiku: Infinitesimal

5th day of living
A tiny eating machine
Eating to survive

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 8/1/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 7/17

Typical Lifespan:  “Most monarch butterflies do not live more than a few weeks. There are about 3 to 5 generations born each spring and summer and most of the offspring do not live beyond 5 weeks. The lone exception is the last generation born at the end of the summer.

The last generation of each year is the over-wintering generation that must make the journey back to Mexico. Rather than breeding immediately, the over-wintering monarchs fly back to Mexico and stay there until the following spring. In the early spring, they fly north to the southern United States and breed. Over-wintering monarch butterflies can live upwards of 8 months.”

Uncomplicated thoughts: Humble places

“Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places
Where other people see nothing…” Pissarro

Camille Pissarro (July 10, 1830 – November 13, 1903) was a French Impressionist painter. His importance resides not only in his visual contributions to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but also in his patriarchal standing among his colleagues, particularly Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin.

Inspirational photo taken by Addie Myrick Lucas in Bluemont, VA 7/17

Haiku: Nature’s beginning

Tiny of tiny
Egg stage for 3-4 days
Hopeful butterfly

Tiny Monarch Butterfly egg on underside of a milkweed leaf
Tiny Monarch Butterfly egg on underside of a milkweed leaf

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/26/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin taken in her butterfly garden 7/17

Monarch butterfly eggs

Haiku: Common yet not

The Common Milkweed
Host to Monarch Butterflies
Plant for Migration

Stalk of Common milkweed
Stalk of Common Milkweed

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/25/17

Inspirational photo taken in Veronica Sanchez’s garden by PamelaWLucas 7/17

Create Habitat for Monarchs

Haiku: It’s a Boy

First show in season
Home is butterfly garden
Flutter and nectar

Same first male feasting on a zinnia

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/24/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 7/23/17

How do you distinguish a male from a female monarch butterfly?