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

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

Shifting Winds

Shifting winds fill the golden valley with Diamond Creek forest fire smoke and cools the heat of summer to the crispness of autumn Shifting winds allow a solitary hawk an effortless glide high above the treetops, silently watching the world below for his next conquest Shifting winds swirl her golden hair across her face then … Continue reading Shifting Winds

Creative Nature

A hidden blue blanket Covered in piles of fluffy pillows Wet with heaven's tears Creating the soul-soothing morning sky Artist's palette of bursting bright yellow and orange with subtle strokes of blues and pinks and purple Brushed on a deep green canvas Creating the masterpiece of a fading summer flower garden Instruments tuning...Peeping, chirping, tweeting, … Continue reading Creative Nature

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

Hummingbird Conference

Code talker hummingbird speaks his mind insistently reporting and repeating and retorting to the others what's on his morning mind.  Then quietly he sits on his favored dead branch high above the garden before starting a new monologue   He watches his mate hover and dip in the lavender bush, trying to get the most … Continue reading Hummingbird Conference