This day, this oft-ignored escape, this place The nascent dawn breathes calm and dewy chill, I’m beckoned, enter in this backyard space, By fluttering finches: “Come, enjoin the trill!” Sudden scramble – feeders newly filled, Squirrels resume their tussling, chipmunks fussing Scurry scuffling soon… Continue Reading “Meditation”
Poetic musings inspired by this photograph that I took, while eating breakfast at the kitchen table; ‘breaking’ my cabin fever and giving me a new appreciation for survival in a wintry world. Besides, I know that Spring is just around the corner.
Upon closer look: Unseen, teeming life ‘a-thrive’ O’oer moss-crunched wood path. Haiku Friday Photo Friday: Tiny
Was barely eight when first I found, This hidden hollow for my sticks and stones, and hunted sea glass; from the world around, I never tired, in this blissful zone. One day, flamboyant, signaling sound disclosed, Irritated first, I watched, transformed anew, The sunny,… Continue Reading “Secret Sanctum”
Extra, Extra This was written for the Weekly Photo Challenge: A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. This week, share a photo that has a little something extra. My lens at the ready to… Continue Reading “Extra! Extra!”
Sepals closed, slumb’ring still, Sun hides well o’er fog-drenched fields, Quiet, dampened dawn. ***** An almost mystical morning hush is captured in this photo, taken while strolling the grounds of the Buttermilk Inn a few weeks ago. My normal routine is to rise early… Continue Reading “Wisdom of The Tulips (Photo Friday: Early Morning)”
He stands as he has stood mid brush and stickler thickets, nesting spot for wrens, He offers life’s elixir, respite from the rush of feral creatures on the prowl again. His moldy feet secure, yet he pretends that he might teeter if a bird of… Continue Reading “Lies of Omission”
The endless break of waves on shore, Replenish teeming life-chains spawned, Distracted not, he stares out, ever sure That curl is filled with promise evermore In under-swirling eddy’s from beyond. This discipline has served him well He waits, he skims the surface brine, Intent… Continue Reading “Patience”
The haiku below, was inspired by a visit from our two oldest grandsons last night. As dusk descended, along with the threat of a severe thunderstorm, we realized that the lightning bugs were out – en masse! Armed with a few hastily aerated plastic… Continue Reading “Haiku Friday: Summer Sparklers”
As seen through the eyes of an eight year-old, always on the move and persistently seeking constant stimulation and entertainment; fishing can be a pretty dull way to spend a hot afternoon…until he lands the big one! 🐡🐡🐡 I’m bored! I hate fishing! He’s… Continue Reading “The Third Time’s a Charm!”
🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 Birdsong creeps upon me, as starry moon sky sinks low beneath the dawn. 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 I am always inspired and most peaceful just before dawn, when it seems that bird song is moving in slowly, following the departure of the night. In reality the… Continue Reading “Haiku Friday: Serenity at Dawn”
🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 Casement canvas before me, a surprise! French garden gathered within marble, stony granite rock. Sunlight streaming in through aged vines, coaxing colorful coleus; and verdant vines reach skyward as if in prayer.