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: tiny prayers

Praying mantis nymph

head turns 180 degrees

two eyes and one ear

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 6/19/17

Inspirational photo by Cole Lucas 6/18/17

Haiku: The Skimmer

White faces blue eyes

Great Blue Skimmer Dragonfly

Total grace and speed

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 6/18/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 6/17  Tara opens our eyes to nature.  Many thanks!

Skimmers eat mosquitoes!…find them along streams and edges of woods

 

 

Haiku: All that is morning

Nature’s early rise

Unfurl unwind opening

waiting for the sun

Morning glory ready to unfurl.
Morning glory ready to unfurl

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 6/16/17

Inspirational photo by PamelaWLucas 6/16/17

Morning glory vines attract hummingbirds!

 

Haiku: Bunny Butter

Tiny soft bunny
Flicker youthful butterfly
A bunny butter

American lady butterfly
American Lady butterfly in Charlottesville, VA

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 6/5/17

Inspirational photographs by Tara McLaughlin

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

The Natural World Haiku: April Nest

Peaking, protecting
Bluebird mama made her nest
Spring is moving fast

bluebird house
Bluebird house

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/16/17

Photos by PamelaWLucas in Irvington, VA 4/16/17