Saturday morning in the outdoor plant section of Home Depot was a treat! Look who I met! She was just sitting there, not moving at all. And she was at the edge of the aisle. People on the hunt for plants, barely noticing her. In the shot from behind, you can see a little head and two eyes to the right. I was about two feet away. Workers say she comes back every year and choose a potted plant for her nest.

This is the coolest thing I’ve seen up close. It set my day right!


Fall Regalia 



[…] “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” […] Ralph Waldo Emerson

fall regalia

reds yellows oranges browns

nature in high spirits

Pat R


A Bee



from nature’s cup

a bee

Pat R


We’ve been having rainy afternoons here, so the petals of the flower is cupping water. It’s and indoor plant. I bought it last summer and it promptly died after the summer. I kept it in the pot, put it outside this spring and was blessed with this gift in late summer. It has pink and purple flower!  Unfortunately, I have no idea of the name. Lovely just the same.

For Carpe Diem Haiku #14


IMG_6420 sunset

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore,
there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.”

Quote by: Lord Byron

all senses open
a forest walk

© Chèvrefeuille

there’s solace
in toes in the sand,
nature’s own

Pat R

For Carpe Diem Haiku