Wednesday, August 10, 2011

the eyes of youth

Haiku from nature . . .

It's all in the eyes;
curiosity of youth,
teaching me to see

Monday, August 08, 2011

covered bridge and the bear visit

Haiku from nature . . .

Bear and birdfeeder;
sunflower seeds strewn about,
free tasty morsels

We finally finished our little covered bridge; stain on siding, signs and farm implements hung.  However, our sign invited a neighborhood bear to visit.  Critter Corner is a name we have called our mountain top place since we moved here in the 90's.  We have so many critters here and of course the bear is evidence of that. He paid our birdfeeder a visit twice in one week and the second visit he literally demolished the feeder. I suppose the smart thing to do is to wait on replacing the feeder till bad weather arrives in the fall.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Cumberland Falls

haiku from nature . . .

roaring cumberland;
spray of mist on maiden's face;
eagles soar above

Not as grand as the Niagara, but still beautiful in it's own way.  A scorching hot day was turned into a very pleasant experience with a fine mist spray to cool the fragrant woodsy air of a forest whose floor was covered with musty leaves and pine needles. I would definitely go back here if I have the opportunity.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

"peek a boo"

Haiku from nature...

Tall grasses swaying;
peek a boo and hide and seek...
young fawns playing

A recent trip to Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park left me fascinated with young fawns playing outside our RV one bright and beautiful  morning. Naturally I had to grab my camera and get off a few snapshots. These two deer paid very little attention to me except for an occasional game of peek a boo and allowed me to get fairly close in. The campground was nearly empty, so I was by myself with these little critters - me and my camera and the deer. Trusting little creatures they were. I wondered where Momma deer was. Maybe they were old enough to be weaned and left on their own. This was such a delight and I marvel at any chance like this to experience the pleasure of close encounters with nature.