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Look about you and find the hidden joys of nature....

Gentle creatures at peace in this world....

Gentle creatures at peace in this world....

Precious creatures

Would that a world awaits, creates, such creatures as these...

Butterflies and Ladybugs, puppy dogs and kittens, humans are smitten by their unintentional efforts to please...

Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home...speaks to a person of hearth and of stone...

The welcoming town of Pacific Grove greets the returning Monarchs with parade and feast...

They flit amongst the pines and eucalyptus trees, sharing their beauty and caprice...

I saw a small black-tailed deer near the cemetery with a large Monarch on his nose...It seemed to blossom there, quietly, like a beautiful golden rose...

I find as I age and reflect, lessons are learned from creatures of such innocence and joy...

Lessons that teach us about the respect and sharing of things we all enjoy...

© 2019 Larry Conners

Comments

VNorth on March 28, 2020:

Maven, Good Morning...I would love to read something that I published but I never have done this.??? I did write a comment to something you wrote agreeing with you when in Beaufort. I think it is still there.

I do love your thoughts...as always,

Virginia

Check the South Carolina Native Plant Society for great information on Mother Nature.

Larry Conners (author) from Northern Arizona on March 27, 2020:

North, hello again...I would love to read your comment on nature in South Carolina...What is the name of the publication or link...? Larry

North on March 27, 2020:

In 1937 the center of the country experienced a terrible flood.....this is an example of engineers and those in charge, thinking they could do better than the beaver. Man trying to control nature.

While living in Beaufort I wrote a comment on Mother Nature. I feel details in nature have to be seen with inquisitive and loving eyes. Like the cacti, the marsh has to be observed in a similar way. Wild orchids grow there, tiny life ....Nature at work where no mans' influence has been.

My thought are quite simple on aging....If you are not growing you are dying.

Keep writing ...your observations tickle my brain with thoughts refreshed.

Larry Conners (author) from Northern Arizona on March 26, 2020:

Thank you, Lorna....Happy St Pat's Day...

Never take nature for granted...We, as the Earth's dominant species, must protect and insure the survival of all God's creatures...Larry

Virginia...The perspective of age and the world we live in provides clarity and understanding that allows us to remain within the circle of Life...I remember reading about a native American's perspective on nature and how he compared the white man's place in the Circle of Life to his...The native American drew a circle which included wildlife, trees, earth, and himself...He then drew a circle which included all the above except the white man, which he placed in the center of the circle...a not so subtle characterization of the white man's place in the circle of life, as controller of nature rather than as a part of nature...Larry

Cat...Thank you for the nice comments...reading your beautiful Tanka inspired my efforts with haiku...Larry

Pamela...Old friend, so nice to hear from you and your appreciated comments...Larry

Larry Conners (author) from Northern Arizona on October 23, 2019:

I'm traveling in a Roadtrek RV and sometimes I will not have wifi access...I answer all comments so please be patient...Larry

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 13, 2019:

This is a beautiful reflection of nature, all the things we see and hold so dear. Thank you for sharing.

Catherine Tally from Los Angeles on September 13, 2019:

Hello, Larry. Well expressed and so nicely put to rhyme. Yes, there are many treasures to be found in nature. I have always found wisdom, healing, and peace there. All the best, Cat:)

Virginia North Skok from Beaufort S.C. on September 13, 2019:

Our Fantastic world, that Mother Nature's has designed in such exquisite detail, is incredible.

You have captured some of these sights and lives that we so often miss. Thank you for this and your thoughts.

Aging is humbling. The reality of time wasted makes some things seem no more than nonsense.

Lorna Lamon on September 13, 2019:

Such a lovely reflection on the beauty and joy of these creatures which we should never take for granted. Beautiful photo.

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