Nature’s Spring beauty has captured my attention lately.  I’m certain her inspiration will fill my well with haiku. In the meantime,  I leave you with this photo which caught my attention and perhaps will result in one of you trying your hand at a haiku!


on bent knees

glimpsing beauty

dwarf lake iris


This attractive tiny iris (about 2 ” tall) is deep blue. It grows in Door and two other Counties in Wisconsin. Cool, moist soil along Lake Michigan is its habitat. It is a  threatened species.

A must see in Door County in the Spring.  Get to know your natural relative with an up close look. Second best would be to get a wildflower book from your local library or book store.


on forest trail

spring wildflowers 






This gaywing was one of five wildflowers scattered along the trail on a recent hike. This magenta colored tiny flower (3-7″ tall) is oftened mistaken for an orchid. Looking closely, it resembles a tiny plane. With gaywings and four other wildflowers scattered on each side of trail one will understand why zigzagging occurred.

The haiku, as haiku do, raises the question of who is meandering. That’s the fun of haiku. Maybe you wish to change or substitute a few words and write you own haiku.



what color to wear

indigo bunting








This delightful male bird, about the size of a sparrow, does not have a blue pigment. Color is actually black. It is the passage of light through the pigment of its feathers that creates this fascinating blue wonder of nature. Seen in a low light, this bunting appears black. The female is a soft brown.

The blue bunting can often be seen at or near bird feeders in the Spring and Summer. As do many “snow birds”  they head south for the winter. Always a welcome sight upon its return to Door County.