Haiku: Luna Lovely

From the trees emerge
Large and lime colored short-lived
Natures giant wonder

Luna Moth photographed in Linwood, WV late April
Luna Moth photographed in Linwood, WV late April

Read about the Luna Moth…don’t use pesticides that kill them and plant their favorite trees to attract the lovelies.

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/29/17

Contributing photos from Deirdre Connolly, Inwood, WV 4/17

Haiku: Formation

Nature carves and lifts
Placing hardness on the earth
lasting Irish rocks

On-site map of the Grand Causeway
On-site map of the Grand/Giant’s  Causeway

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/27/17

Photo by PamelaWLucas, Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland 5/16

Haiku: Evolving

Metamorphosis

Life cycle protects and saves

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

newly emerged Eastern Swallowtail
Newly emerged Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/25/17

Photo provided by Kat DeYoung, Prescott, Arizona, 2017

Golden Brodie retrieves for you the Virginia State Flower and Tree

I’m a content and people pleasing golden…I try anyway…and today I am bringing you a present…a virtual flower and tree that are near and dear to my Virginia born heart…the Dogwood.  The Dogwood is not only a treasured beauty but also the State tree and State flower for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Some say that at one time the Dogwood bark was also used as a mange treatment for dogs.  A tree that keeps giving golden!

Golden Retriever Brodie shares an illuminating story about loyalty to The White House.
Golden Brodie retrieves Dogwood for you

The treat is all mine to enjoy the flowers of the Dogwood in the spring and then their colorful foliage change in the fall.   Love me some Dogwood.

 

Photo by PamelaWLucas, Oakton, VA  4/19/17

 

 

 

 

Haiku: Russian Olive

Invasive beauty

Bearing olive like red fruits

A Sweet fragrance

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/3/17

Photo by PamelaWLucas 4/3/17

Russian Olives are not native to the United States.  They interfere in natures balance with their fast growing, water demanding presence.  Lovely and fragrant, plant these olives in contained places and away from wooded areas.

Haiku: Southern warmth

Oh camellia

copious tender blossoms

linger in soft shade

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 3/31/17

Inspiring and contributing photo by Diane Bridges Wilson in Heathsville, Virginia 3/17