The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, nineteenth century American poet
Gathering storm clouds
Hurricane remnants perhaps?
No, just a cold front
How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson, 19th century American poet
Moth or butterfly?
Who cares when it’s so pretty
And tarries awhile?
Note: Found this beauty clinging to the screen one day when we were taking advantage of natural air conditioning. Any guesses as to what it is?
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. ~Johannes A. Gaertner
Kid home to visit.
Mama can’t keep up with blogging.
Forgive her, won’t you?
Note: Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! I’ll be away from Blogland for a few days while I celebrate. Catch up with you all soon.
I live at the Shedd.
Most lobsters are green or brown.
What’s cooler than blue?
Note: This blue lobster, a resident of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, is the result of a 1 in 2 million chance of genetic mutation. For more on this beauty, watch the video.
Bloom where you’re planted,
Or leave and thrive somewhere else.
We, like seeds, need goals.
Long lived balls of fluff
Too bad they draw ants.
Note: These fragrant beauties are Peonies, which come in just about every color except blue. Ants feed on the sweet nectar of the buds and don’t harm the plant, or so the experts say. Best for growing zones 3-8.
North wind blows my face.
Wet snow stings and cuts my fur.
I’m ready for Spring.
Note: This is a Haiku (my first, actually!). And since I’m not a poet, I’m open to any constructive criticism you experts might offer.