Dripping

Dripping Dripping Dripping The world is soaked In liquid skies Pouring down Drenching the earth, the trees, the birds Everything Gray drips pouring from gray clouds Wind pushing clouds toward the north as they appear to rise up from the hilltops only to be dispersed quickly across the sky Hummingbirds and woodpeckers shake off the … Continue reading Dripping

Rusty Dreams

My dreams are the color of rust Sepia tones of things from days gone by Rusty pipes and brass tinged with the ages, things once useful now forgotten Refind into new and beautiful My treasures are covered in dust Found in bins and trays and hidden places Discarded glass in hues of blue and green … Continue reading Rusty Dreams

Skagit Flats Autumn and Sunset

Patchwork quilt of crops Fields of golden stubble and deep rich furrows Shorn of their heavy loads Entire valley bathed in iridescent golden light Shadows quickly stretching long then longer Ball of sun melting behind the islands Dripping into the bay Racing against time Clouds stretched like taffy across mountaintops Dramatically changing tints of rose … Continue reading Skagit Flats Autumn and Sunset

Life’s Journey

Sometimes life throws a curve ball Plans are diverted Hurts appear unplanned Disappointment shows up unannounced One thing is steady Unchanging Never wavering Unflinching Rock solid Hope and resilience Strength and determination Perseverance and persistence Leaning on the everlasting arms Jesus ©Belindabotzong2017 ◦

Autumn Musings of a Hummingbird

Perched in the bare branches Hummingbird surveys his territory Singing of days gone by when nectar was plentiful and sun reflected beauty in the garden He watches the squirrel gather her acorns from the nearly bare oak tree then run across the top of the fence to her hiding place He sees the scattered leaves … Continue reading Autumn Musings of a Hummingbird

Psalm of Creation

“The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax … Continue reading Psalm of Creation

Pondering Infinity

How many words have been written How many more still to write How many thoughts and ideas have poured from our hearts and minds How many more to be thought How many colors, from subtle to brilliant to magnificent have the eyes seen How many patterns and shapes and textures experienced by fingertips and sight … Continue reading Pondering Infinity

Psalm for Morning

From my favorite book of poetry: “Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. … Continue reading Psalm for Morning

Slowly

The sky remains darkened late into morning, anticipating the inevitable - A slow burn begins to lighten everything in palest pink - Outlines gradually appear dark against the eastern edge of the foothills - Shadows of trees begin their long morning stretch Lengthening the imprint of their branches along the frosty ground - Pink mixes … Continue reading Slowly