Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015


The colour you can't forget.

It sparks a fire in your eyes

that travels to your heart

and all of a sudden you want to dance.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wonderful Weeds!

Common Knapweed...
The name hardly does it justice.

Centaurea, it's proper name,
suits it much better.

It sounds like a secret
and hints at a history of magic and mystery.

This weed casts a spell on me
every spring.

Its long ghostly fingers
and shimmering colours

catch my eye
and draw me in
and closer.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Purple Rain

We're quick to curse the rain.
We blame it for ruining
a day, any day,
our day.

But if you're lucky enough
to like flowers and photography

You will thank the rain
for the way it scatters its liquid diamonds
and multiplies the beauty
of everything.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fellowship Of The Ferns

In the quiet of the forest
when no one is watching,
delicate ferns unfurl lacy,
fragile fronds.

With ghostly, green fingers,
they reach out

to connect,
one atop the other.

they are a single branch.
they form a magical,
green labyrinth.

A fellowship of ferns.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Extraterrestrial - Allium Birth

they seem to appear,

egg-shaped packages
that rise atop long slender rods.

Their thin skins bulge
until they split
forced open by the blooms
they can no longer

The birth of an Allium
is an extraterrestrial experience
and a joy to witness.

Their colour varies
at every stage of their growth,
time of day,
and slant of the sun.

Allium twins

Monday, May 25, 2015

Wait One Day

This weed-like, invasive creature
had full run of the garden
when we first moved into our house.

I have tried to contain it to one,
small but generous section of my flower beds...

Each Spring it outruns my fingers and shovel,
skipping along the top of the soil, 
racing ahead of me
to wherever it wants.

In just one day
I discover it in a variety of new places

In just one day
it sends out roots for hundreds more

In just one day
it's a lime-green tight-budded rocket

In one more day
it bursts into a flaming yellow geodesic dome

In one more day
it relaxes into a lemon-yellow haze.

And on that day
I have no idea why I ever wanted to pull it out.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Love Is In The Air

My usual parade of flower pictures
is being interrupted today
for a grand display
of love
~ tra-la-la ~

It took weeks (or maybe minutes) of courting
before she allowed him
to get this close
to her

In no time at all
I will be photographing
their adorable, misbehaving
flying toddlers.

I can't wait!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Time For Tulips

They seemed in a rush this year,
to meet the sun.

And their colours have been
on fire!

They mirror the glowing rays
that pulled them
from the cold, dark earth.

Atop long slim necks,
their heavy heads sway with the breeze,
dancing to the music
we call

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sunglasses Required

In cold climates like mine
it seems we wait so long
to feel the heat of the sun
that when Spring does

nature rushes
~ guiltily ~
replicating the glow of the burning sun
in as many flowers as she can
to banish our complaints.

Well done!