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

Morning in Leavenworth

Bright face of sunshine rises above Hues of pine, spruce, and fir against Cerulean sky backdrop Lazy, shallow, dark currents of river caress boulders and ripple over pebbles Meandering toward the sea in no hurry to leave this place of rich beauty Flocks of birds call out musical notes Trills like flutes and squawks in … Continue reading Morning in Leavenworth

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

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

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

Nature Holds Its Breath

That time in the morning Before anyone awakes Before the birds begin their daily song A hush A holding of nature’s breath A total stillness A lingering Creation exhales Ever so slightly The sky begins its transition from full darkness A gradient of deepest blue just starts to fade into the next shade of morning … Continue reading Nature Holds Its Breath

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

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