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

Uncomplicated thoughts: Give the giving

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
― William Butler Yeats

Photo by PamelaWLucas, Northern Ireland, May, 2016

Peak-a-Boo Mountains

Ocotillo cactus, Tuscon, AZ
Not a true cactus, its spines remain stark until the rains come. The monsoons bring green leaves that are fanciful and petite. Orange flower clusters dot the tops of the spines.

Thin Ocotillo

Open to the mountain view

Sonoran desert

GoldenBrodieHaiku 7/3/16


Needing the long read

Marble bust of Socrates
Marble bust of Socrates, The Long Room at Trinity College                Dublin, Ireland

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”

Socrates, we continue to benefit from your common sense.



An alternative lawn system?

Lawns are green where I live in Virginia. Many folks work very hard at keeping their green spaces weed free. Countless well manicured neighborhoods pay herbicide companies to lay down fertilizers and weed killers.  Virginia lawn services busily mix-up and spread the “death cocktails” for the eradication of the clover and dandelions.

Please note the protective mesh that surrounds the dandelions in the lush gardens at Blarney Castle, Ireland.  No lawnmower is going to mow these beauties down and no polluting herbicides are taking them out of the natural environment.  Protected dandelions

Label them a weed.

Refer to them as a flower.

I go with flower.