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~Poetry: In the distance


In the distance,

mountains loom,

like sentinels.


Here is my ¬†version of Lia Poetic Form-¬† (that doesn’t rhyme): ¬†

A Lia is a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an ‚Äúa‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúb‚ÄĚ rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. ¬†

low hanging clouds

against blue sky



far in the distance

looming mountains 



sentinel watching

invokes feeling



~Poetry/Birds: Spring elevates

spring elevates

activities for


Males, display colorful plumage attracting females for mating.

American Goldfinch


Searching for the “right” location to build a nest.

House Wren

Females and males hunt for food to feed their young.


On a cloudy day, I captured these photos west of Loveland at a natural area called Bobcat Ridge. Flocks of Chipping Sparrows and American Goldfinches flitted in the Cottonwood and Crabapple trees, swooping down to eat in a beautiful field of Dandelions.

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area trail head.

The next time you bend down to remove a Dandelion from your yard, take a moment to consider leaving it there to feed the numerous migrating and nesting birds that feed on these herbaceous perennial plants. The Dandelion is a beneficial food source for them.


View a previous blog about the lovely Dandelion ` Poetry: ~Dandelions~