Here I find myself reflecting on the reflected. How cleansing and invigorating a walk through nature can be. It renews the soul and sets the spirit free.
Beacon of serenity
Amidst evolving world
Still cool gray
Plunge head first
Rest from summers heat
Entwined with trees
I found my youth staring back –
Fall leaves drift away
© Heather ~ Home Study From The Grateful Heart All Rights
Colleen at #Tank Tuesday taught us how to improve our haiku. She informed us that the current, most preferable, form is a 2/3/2 syllable count. Another current form is the 3/5/3 syllable count. Therefore, I gave both of these a try as well as including the traditional 5/7/5 syllable count.
Lisa at Our Eyes Open, hosts #Bird Weekly has prompted bird reflections for #Week 41. Above I included, the blue heron, cormorants on a fish feeder, and mallard ducks sunning on logs.
Cormorants are such interesting birds. Unlike other water fowl, their feathers are not waterproof. This is so their soaked, diving bodies will be heavier to drop faster after their catch. They must then sun themselves to dry off. Another interesting fact, it is an ancient Chinese tradition to use cormorants for fishing.
I am also sharing my post with Marsha at Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge
Photos – I took these during various walks and hikes within the past year. I hope you enjoy them.
Thank you for reading! Have a happy and blessed Easter!
With a grateful heart,