Treasure Haiku (Circumstance)
Treasure may differ
Depending on circumstance
And place in this world
I like to put extra bird food on the ground for my favorite back yard squirrel, Curtiss. Yes, she is my favorite- I can always recognize her by the notch on her right ear! I have been watching her across the seasons. I have watched her build a nest in my dogwood tree for her babies, and I have watched her move those babies when danger (in the form of a hawk) had been near. I have watched her watch me, eye to eye, as she lounges on the tree branches. I have watched her diligently gather acorns in preparation for the winter. Other squirrels, with their own personality traits, partake in this food treasure too. But, only when Curtiss lets them. She is the queen!
Today, with so much distress in the world, I am counting my blessings and feeling greatful indeed.
This is my eighth 2017 post for year three of Cardinal Guzman’s photo challenge, The Changing Seasons. You can post a photo gallery (V1) or a single photo (V2) that showcases your view of the month. You can check out the Cardinal’s page for the general challenge rules and join right in! His photos are fantastic! Like last year, I am planning to add a haiku along with my single V2 photo each month. Even though it has been said that a picture paints a thousand words, I like pairing pictures and words; both can still mean different things to different people.
All my previous Changing Seasons posts are in one place under the Changing Seasons header at the top of the page. Take a look around my blog if you are interested! Comments are welcome!
The way I see it, nature (and the ability to enjoy nature) is a gift. I really enjoy watching the creatures that grace my back yard. And, even though I don’t have a green thumb, I enjoy seeing the colorful flowers, planted long ago, that still bloom there every year.
It is a beautiful spring day, perfect for being outside. And, for me, today is extra special because it is Easter. I have been reflecting on my blessings, of which there are many!
Happy Easter! I wish you all a wonderful day!
Look who I saw singing in the rain today!!! A little Carolina Chickadee! Yay! A new bird to add to my sighting list!! This is the first time I have ever seen one with my own eyes!
I am continually amazed at the beauty of each of the different types of birds I have the pleasure of seeing right in my back yard! To me, each small creature seems like a gift from God! I truly feel blessed!
Now, the sun is shining and I have a smile on my face! Have a great day everyone!
Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on our blessings. I thank God and I am grateful for the many blessings in my life including the following twenty-five.
10. Creative outlets