Haiku: Kousa Dogwood

A flowering tree
A four pointed white petal
Japanese lovely

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 5/20/17

Photo by PamelaWLucas, Oakton, VA 5/20/17

Asian Kousa dogwood berries
Asian Kousa dogwood berries that appear in the fall.

These beauties are resistant to many of the diseases that frequently plague flowering dogwoods and they offer seasonal changes on the landscape.

Haiku: Tendrils bring blossoms then Peas

Tender thin green vines
Wrapping tendrils cling and reach
Blossoms come the peas

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 5/20/17

Inspiring photo by PamelaWLucas 5/20/17

Here are many varieties of peas for you to learn about quickly.

tendrils of sugar peas
tendrils of sugar peas
Sweet pea blossom about to open
Sugar pea blossom about to open

 

Uncomplicated Thoughts: Abandoned

Looking out gives a different perspective

than when looking in.

Inspiring photo taken by Angela Bowling in an abandoned garnet mine near Asheville, NC 5/17

Haiku: Full house

They come and they go
Feathered and fluffy babies
Keep them safe mother

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 5/1/17

Making a paradise for birds…create it and they will come.

Haiku: Downy Woodpecker

Nesting in dead trees

Acrobatic sassy birds

Drilling for insects

Read up on these delightful birds and be sure to listen to their songs and calls. 

 

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/30/17

 

 

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