Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Transformation

Every day for weeks I've been watching the transformation of my hydrangea bush. Pale blue tips of a petalled snowball evolve into the powdery silk pinwheels and have matured to a deep cerulean... which blanches slightly in the light of the sun.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Lure of Mimosa

From the third floor window of the attic room, I lean out to enjoy the waning blooms and heady fragrance of the mimosa tree. Patiently I wait for the fickle flight of a butterfly to settle down to a feast of nectar.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Standing Guard

The proud commander holds his post on the shoreline. Breakers crash and flow right to edge of his planted feet, yet he is nonplussed and unblinking. His job of monitoring the tides is a very serious one indeed.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ballet des Nuages

Une danseuse saute dans les bras de son partenaire. Bravo!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tiger Lily

Stalking at the edge of the woodland stream with curling lips and striped petal fur, the Tiger Lily is alert and seemingly ready to pounce at the sun.

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Welcome Visitor

I love my spider friends who drape the porch in silken threads of spiral glisten. Their artwork is exquisite and their method of hunting has all the intrigue of a horror film. No need for citronella here... my nemesis the mosquito dare not visit when my spider friends are making themselves at home.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sparrow's Song

Upon his perch to the hemlock mic, the sparrow rehearses his love song against a backdrop of clover. Soon his lady friends will join him, one by one in coquettish flirtation... and the mating game begins.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sign of Summer

The school year is winding down and at the edge of the asphalt path from the schoolyard that leads to the woods, a wanted sign lies in wait asking for donated waterguns. One has to admire the effort put into the request... perhaps a passing fairy will grant it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bumbling Along

Upside down after a to and fro flit, my fuzzy bumble bee friend is hard at work collecting pollen. He sings when he works with the traditional "ballad of the buzz"... and I could watch him for hours on end.

Monday, June 21, 2010


The dear little one bravely marched up from the forest and stood as if posing for the camera. My delight was immeasurable as I welcomed my newest neighbor to feast on the vegetation in my own backyard.
Happy Summer Solstice!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Final Curtsy

Flanked by the flounce of the rising stars, the aged diva makes her final performance of "Dance on Breezes," then curtseys her farewell before dropping from the stage.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tree Wise

Does a tree cry foul and drown in the pouring rain? No, with chid-like hands it reaches out to catch the drops and is nourished to it's very roots. Such is the wisdom of a tree.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Willow Grove

I'll be admiring this willow grove from a distance for a while. The mother doe by the bridge has not been happy, as her young reckless fawn has been spotted crazily running amok in the adjacent field on several occasions.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Goldilocks Girls

Two goldilocks girls giggle in the garden. They were caught in the pouring rain and wait with glee as the Golden Orb comes to dry their lovely locks.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


As I approached my jaw dropped like a child watching her first fireworks display. The explosion of spiky strands and odiferous fragrance held me transfixed in thrilling delight. The adult in me would love to know what this tree is called.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cloud Watch

A sun-kissed cloud floats slowly into view... a backdraft of illumination that catches the breath in a moment of imaginative wonder.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Snap the Dragons

Sunlit torches licked in light, lemony crinolines quiver from the dance of the bloom, and the hot breath wind that carries the scented seed. Captured in a moment of click.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Shy Spooky Friend
Darkness looms and beyond the crux of the Linden tree comes an eerie voice and yellow eye that delights with a sense of the macabre. The eastern screetch owl has come to visit, sending my pet bunny dashing from the porch and into the house to hide.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 12: Heal the Gulf

I place my hands upon these waters, a Goddess chant to share with others. Stop our Mother's heart from bleeding, send our oily greed receding. Save the mammals, fish, and birds.... heal her heart with loving words.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Smoke Tree

Same tree... different lighting.

Cotton Candy Tree

I'm not a nosy neighbor and yet I am drawn to the fence under the cedar trees to stare at the beauty of this smoke tree in the yard next door. In the morning it blooms cotton candy pink, but by late afternoon it deepens to a sultry maroon. (Well, maybe I'm a tad nosy)

Thursday, June 10, 2010


From a distance the quiet setting of the local carnival stirs the imagination... endless possibility for excitement. It's funny how sometimes the anticipation of an event seems more exciting than the actual occurrence.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Award Acceptance

Thank you to Mother Moon for including me in her picks for this award! It is such an honor, as she is such a talented writer and a beautiful person whose blog is at the top of my morning reading.

  1. Mother Moon's Message

As part of the rules of acceptance I am asked to share 7 things about myself, so here goes.
  1. I'm very shy but I've learned to hide it.
  2. I'm slowly getting over my fear of earthworms.
  3. I've had a near death experience where I met my two Guardian Angels.
  4. I've had a successful career as a nurse working in many areas from neonatal intensive care to oncology.
  5. I have a pet bunny named Otis who will be traveling around the country with us soon.
  6. My grand-daughter Annabel has changed my life in many profound and wonderful ways.
  7. I am married to the greatest poet in the world... who is also my BFF.
Now I will share 7 of the blogs that I follow and bestow the award upon them as per the rules.
  1. Gerry Boyd's Poetry reading is believing (best read aloud)
  2. 2012: A Mayan Calendar great photos with daily Mayan messages
  3. Metamorphosis a classy and compassionate poetess
  4. STAR who is an inspiration to us empty nesters
  5. A Tangle of Weeds honestly brilliant and funny about life struggles
  6. Serendipity a beautiful scroll in words and pictures
  7. Granny Mountain makes exciting adventures from everyday things
I'm not one to tell anyone what to do with their time but it is suggested to pass the award to others.
I'm so thankful to the blog community for making my day shine a bit brighter, my smile spread a bit wider! Brightest Blessings!

A Pair of Pear

High above the heads of the marauding deer, this pair of pubescent urchins taunt the herd with silent shouts of "Come and get us."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tunnel of Shadow

Like a medieval doorway opening to a parquet hallway, the arc of the tunnel enchants with golden sunlight that catches reflections of the dancing shadows from the water below.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Outer Limits

Alien messenger etched on a leaf. Big green eyes scrutinize from an asphalt hover begging the question, "Who in this riddled world are you?"

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fragrant Memory

Honeysuckle fills the air everywhere I go! A perfect glimpse of the vine in three life stages: young curious shoots, proud dancing blossoms, enfeebled golden invalids. Oh to taste that divine nectar once again!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Party's Over

The vivid colors of deflating balloons amidst a tangle of multicolored ribbon lie in peaceful abandonment by the curb of the road. Easter eggs of hope upon the fertile ground.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Mother's Love

A mother goose sits proudly and patiently with unblinkling eyes. Whoa be it to the predator who would dare to approach her little ones as they blindly pick and peck for their morning bits and morsels.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Trippy Sky

Beyond the frame of a leafy darkness, the sky is the canvas on which to paint the colors of paisley dream.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Heart of the Matter

Dwelling within serene and fragrant silken surroundings, little beings are exposed in confusion and chaos,
clamoring for attention under the light of a certain Sun.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Under a bridge, loud and clear.