Perfect Spring Morning

Blossoms and buds Awaken Brilliant red rhodie Perfect pink peony Bright blue rock seed Orange and yellow with purple splashes fill out spring’s palette Trills and tweets Twitters and sweet whistles Carrying tunes of joyful birds on wafts of morning breezes As they gather pieces of nesting treasures Coolness ahead of summer-like days Saltwater fragrances … Continue reading Perfect Spring Morning

Music of Spring

Finch plays her piccolo Flicker on percussion Robins join in soprano trills Hummingbird with her metronome Bees buzz in perfect harmony Sparrows round out the symphony in melodious notes Tones and tunes in perfect pitch Notes and measures played on queue All in praise of their maestro, conductor, creator The music of spring returns Pulling … Continue reading Music of Spring

Storybook cream puff clouds Playfully glide across the blue ribbon bay Bouncing off one another Playing hide and seek between the bulges of the islands Fishing trawler motors slowly into the harbor Engine grumbling toward the dock Tangled nets and a multitude of lines Attracting hungry seagulls with the promise of the remains of a … Continue reading

Mid February Beauty

Richness of crystal blue sky Paled by feathered clouds Hazy across gray blue olympics layered behind islands of the San Juan’s Subtle ripples form in the stillness of placid salt water bay Interrupted by coast guard waves and frigid breezes wafting crisp refreshment Tentative sea gulls edging closer to people who may throw a scrap … Continue reading Mid February Beauty

Preparation

Pristine blue Razor sharp crisp wind gusts Down the Fraser Valley Between the hilltops and catching the frozen mountaintops to blast the backyard chorus Blue jay squawking in the elderberry Hummingbird clicking from the top branch of the naked oak tree Sparrows flitting from feeder to bush and back again Choir of bird voices Singing … Continue reading Preparation

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

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

Watch and See

Hummingbird telegraphs the news from high in the elderberry bush, joined by taps from a little woodpecker Look, It's Autumn!! Watch the willow let her limbs flow freely See the rustling leaves fly across the lawns Watch the snow geese gather in the fields, covered in pure white, trumpeting their arrival See a solitary giant … Continue reading Watch and See

Autumn Grace

The sun is slower to rise and quicker to set as October takes a strong hold on autumn, leaving the Indian summer in its memories Rainfall in the night freshens everything, leaving the grass and lingering flowers damp and the stillness in the air clean and moist. Giant cumulus clouds gather like storybook illustrations, filling … Continue reading Autumn Grace