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

Party Time!

Sun rises ever so slowly into palest blue sky with edges tinged in pink - October threw a wild party in the night - Flower petal snowflakes and Maple leaf confetti strewn all around the carpet of green lawn - Daisies wilted to half mast - Hummingbirds chatter across the way and insist on sipping … Continue reading Party Time!

Morning

Golden sun raises an eye in the pale faced sky with its cloud shaped cheeks tinged in a blush of pink sunrise. . Morning stillness, coolness, dampness . Little hummingbird shoots straight up like a rocket-- he hovers for a moment before diving straight back down-- putting on the brakes to hover again. He gives … Continue reading Morning

Giant Blue Poet

If giant blue heron Wrote poetry at the bay - Perched atop century-old pilings Pondering - Across calm silver ripples toward mountain shaped islands Gazing - Calls of seagulls and ducks, crows and engines of fishing boats Listening - Sailboat jibs in the harbor Swaying - Salty gentle breezes Inhaling - Small burst of sunshine … Continue reading Giant Blue Poet

Evening Chill

Silver, gold and pink taffy clouds thinly stretch across the sky Sun sinks slowly behind Chill of evening air refreshes Dusk settles across the horizon . Hummingbird chirps an evening greeting He flits and settles and flits again Chasing her around the sky Singing her a snappy love song Bursting with his last bit of … Continue reading Evening Chill