Wednesday, August 31, 2016

You Had Me At Hello

You had me at hello

You swept me up in your intensity

And the crazy-hatted party goers
you brought to my garden

You arrived dressed in eye-popping colours

Against a backdrop of glorious greens

With the summer comes the sun
And with the sun comes the heat

June, July and August whizzed by
in a colourful, shimmering mirage

Trumpets blared sweet summer's song
filling my senses with their heady perfume

While the fish grew fat and happy
in the pond

So many moments to enjoy

So much beauty to drink in

Some scenes almost too beautiful to believe

That this is reality and not just a dream

In my garden, summer has been gentle,




Filled with colourful hues,

Stately colour shapes

And bold colour wows!

Autumn is on its way
and when I look back

This will have been a Summer
I will never forget!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Softly Into Spring

Spring calls softly from the darkness
She bathes the land in light

To lure us from our slumber
At the end of Winter's night

It's in the whisper of the wind
Her perfume scents the air

Colours appear overnight
Full of dash and dare

Hot and cold play hide and seek
In league with sun and shade

The flowers carry on as planned
Their costumes have been made

Leaves unfurl and petals twirl
Birds trill their serenade

No one can resist the lure
Of a Spring parade

What started as a whisper
Soon becomes a roar

The flowers dance, the music plays
A Spring song I adore.

Friday, April 29, 2016


A simple bouquet of flowers,
plastic-wrapped, propped up in a grocery-store bin,
$5.00 for the dozen.

Like a shimmering mirage
their colours stopped me in my tracks.

After a long Winter
and an even longer wait for Spring
to truly begin,

I was beginning to feel as if I
was trapped in a colourless desert.

I had no idea how much I needed them.

As usual,
it took my camera,
and my all-seeing macro lens,

To reveal the magnitude
of their magic and beauty.

$5.00 a dozen,
it seems incredible...

Because what these flowers have to offer is

- Priceless!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Oh Spring, Where Art Thou?

It appears Spring has been hijacked by Winter,
and is refusing to leave.

Fresh snow continues to fall
discouraging the tulips that have optimistically
poked their heads out of the cold, hard ground.

The forest remains bare-branched and empty.

The only things out to greet me on my walks
are last year's weathered flowers

And the joyous sound of birdsong welcoming
a Spring that has yet to arrive.

The sun assures us it is doing it's best
to move things along,

Casting the most lovely glow on anything
brave or hardy enough to make it through the winter.

And so I admire what fall has left behind;
A gift given once but appreciated twice.

"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yes, patience...
And so I will continue to admire
the longer days and (slightly) warmer temperatures.

While I wait for Spring to truly arrive.