Sunrise

I sit and watch the river meander - Twisting and turning down the path of least resistance - Swirling past boulders to create a churning mosaic reflecting the sky - Maples with floppy yellow leaves release helicopter seeds swirling and spinning in the gentle mountain breezes - Dew drops sparkle, clutching the edges of the … Continue reading Sunrise

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

KISS OF SPRING

Spring blew a kiss into the sky Winter caught it in her winds and blustered Spring sprinkled warm sunlight everywhere Winter tried to hide it with her puffed up clouds Spring poured sweet perfumes of fresh cut grass and daffodil blooms across the valley Winter inhaled and sneezed a cold breeze across her snow drenched … Continue reading KISS OF SPRING

Sunrise Artist

With the sky as his canvas He holds a palette of light and moist vapors in the crook of his right elbow He uses his breath to pour out subtle hues on the edges of clouds formed by his left hand He strokes the sun to ever so slowly lift its light and he calls … Continue reading Sunrise Artist

Northwest November

It’s that time of year * Rivers rise and flood over their banks Gray torrents of currents Raindrops pour down Colorless To fill the earth with puddles and mud * Clouds fill the sky with slate and gray and white and black Swirling and twirling Chasing one other across the horizon Fighting to envelope the … Continue reading Northwest November

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

November Storm

After the dark dreary downpour the world brightens Clouds hang dark and low over the islands Creating shadows and mystery Sunlight pours through the cracked sky Bathing the gray harbor waters in silver The air is crisp and fresh with a hint of snow wafting somewhere in the breeze High tide pours over the edge … Continue reading November Storm

October Sky

First storm of October Whipping up out of the south Pushing piles of clouds north creating space for heavier and darker clouds, quickly rearranging the skyscape over and over, pelting sideward rain. Howling and whistling and tossing the leaves like fall colored confetti. And when it's rage is spent October rests with gentle breezes over … Continue reading October Sky

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

Subtlety

There's that lull between the sun sinking and the glow of the sunset that's filled with anticipation of the majesty about to fill the sky. It's when the sky goes pale and a brightness slowly lights behind the clouds and you just know it's gonna be glorious. I raced across town as the sun was … Continue reading Subtlety