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!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Fool's Gold

The setting sun
paints the sky with gold
bathing everything
in a delicious
golden glow.

Fool's gold,
but I'll take it.

Helps me forget
it's still

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter's Bite

Winter has been gnashing its teeth at us!

Wherever the icy rains land
they stick
and freeze mid-action,
creating beautiful, frozen statues.

Branches groan under the weight of their heavy cloak
and power lines crack and fall,
leaving many people without electricity.

So, we create a light of our own,
with stories and games,
laughter and patience.

(The power outage only lasted 26 hours for us.
So all is well, no need for anyone to worry.)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Write it on your heart
that every day
is the best day
of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, December 29, 2014