Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bare Beauty

Have you ever noticed a tree standing
naked against the sky,
how beautiful it is?

There is a poem, there is a song.

Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring.
When the spring comes,
it again fills the tree
with the music of many leaves,

Which in due season fall
and are blown away.

And this is the way of life.

~ Krishnamurti ~

Sunday, March 8, 2015

International Women's Day

Feeling thankful that
my daughters
live in a country
that grants and protects their right
to make the choices they wish;
in life, love, education, work
and the pursuit of happiness.
Wishing it will
one day be the same
for all women
wherever they live.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Only The Crow Knows

why that branch
the one that barely holds your weight
that leaves you tossing in the wind
until you can hold on no longer
until you fall
into the currents
of the great

Friday, February 27, 2015


A handful of dried bulbs as a gift
Sprout long green fingers
That stretch to the light
Then stretch some more
I think I smelled their perfume
before I realized they'd blossomed
A glorious peppery scent in the room

You've heard of the knight
Riding in on his white horse
To save the princess?

It's the Paperwhites
That have come to save me

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pretty Girl

She's so darn pretty :)

This female Cardinal has been visiting my feeders recently.
She is such a treat for the eyes.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Petal Paradise

Outside there's
white, white, white
everywhere I look.

But inside my house
in the center
of a one-dollar rose
I find tropical
shades of

Monday, February 9, 2015


Deep in the middle of a February freeze,
with temperatures averaging -15 Celsius/5 Fahrenheit
for the next two weeks,
I've decided to create some faux sunshine
of my own
to chase away the cold.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


My dashing Valentine!
He brightens up even the coldest day of the year;
dazzling me with his
apple-red plumage,
lifting my spirits
with his chirp and his charm.

Today, he returned to the feeder
with his girlfriend
and a Chickadee buddy.

...such a popular guy!