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

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

October Storm

A light fuzzy blanket of fog wrapped around invisible islands, soothing them from the stormy bay. - Raging gray waves tipped in white whipped foam with the muted edge of the sea indistinguishable from the edge of the sky. - Blustering bursts of heavy winds whip up a swirl of leaves and limbs dancing and … Continue reading October Storm

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

Twilight

Lingering light in the western sky Remnants of a sun drenched day A twinkle appears then dozens Big Dipper suddenly arrives As the twilight sky darkens Heat of the day subsides Surrendering to evening breezes Deepest blue sparkling blanket Nearly full moon rises Lighting the eastern sky Twilight

Dazzled 

Dazzled by infinite diamonds My breath is taken Full of wonder My neck grows weary of gazing upward At the plush black velvet moonless backdrop Sky envelopes Starry night Awed by infinite crystals My breath is taken Full of wonder My eyes never grow tired of gazing at the brightest white Sky meets the edge … Continue reading Dazzled 

Scenic Skagit Evening 

Crumbling barn windows filled with remnants of fading sunlight  Miles of farmland create an intricate patchwork quilt of furrowed and fallow fields surrounding ripening crops of potatoes and kale, carrots and acres of golden crowned corn.  Lemon slice moon hangs high over a pastel spumoni sunset sky, bathing the valley in a breathtaking array of … Continue reading Scenic Skagit Evening 

Sunrise Sunset 

Darkness fades into the brightened eastern sky as sunlight returns to bring another cloudless day. First chirps break Stillness of morning and hummingbird dancers begin their warmup. Stretching and twirling in the coolness then resting again in anticipation of another day spent flitting and racing through the trees, between the houses and up over roofs … Continue reading Sunrise Sunset