First Best Friends

My daughter left today My very best friend Moving forward Life's journey My mom is in the hospital My first best friend Moving forward Life's journey I cleaned out my daughters room Childhood memories and piles of artwork mixed with more piles of seventeen years of school assignments Some I tossed without a care. Others … Continue reading First Best Friends

Glorious Sunset Moonrise

The shoreline is quickly crowded with viewers rushing toward a dazzling sunset Cameras snapping over and over as others sit quietly basking in the glow of red, orange, and yellow streaks across the sky There is a holiness to the hush as the sun dips into the sea and as if on a pulley, the … Continue reading Glorious Sunset Moonrise

Garden Fireworks

Garden fireworks ignited by radiant sunset beams Bursting with vibrant arrays of red, pink, yellow, and orange Garden candy sweetened with nectar for the honeybees to engorge their striped bellies, intoxicated Dahlias delightful celebration of summer ending. Welcoming fall with flamboyance ©Belindabotzong2018

Welcome Back Autumn

The winds of change are blowing Leaves tumble and twirl in delight Autumn arrives with a wet kiss on summer's cheek Refreshing the earth, the air, my soul Days darken sooner with a refreshing coolness Night lingers longer with a crispness in the morning breeze Welcome back Autumn! ©Belindabotzong2018

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

I Saw Myself

I saw myself today 30 years ago a newlywed In that cabin across the river Where I sat for hours watching the currents sweep over the boulders Time spent with my lover in solitude and adventure with dreams of the future and contented pleasure. I saw myself today 20 years ago a mom of two … Continue reading I Saw Myself

Lazy Summer Evening

Respite from the blistering heat of another summer day where everything moves slowly, even the sun as it lingers on the horizon before it melts into the edge of the sea. High tide laps lazily against the boulders and Slate blue waves ripple in the sunset shimmer The schooner Zodiac plies slowly along in the … Continue reading Lazy Summer Evening

My evening

The kayak club cleared the beach with gusto heading out to dinner with friends, home, or even a vacation in Montana was announced with glee. He has a cabin in the sawtooth mountains where he plans to hike and relax for the last weeks of summer break. The dinner cruise droned by after a tour … Continue reading My evening

God’s Studio

Famed artist makes a local visit Splashing vivid tones across the landscape A dizzying array A wild frenzy A fantastic display Gradients and bold, bright hues Shades of pink and yellow, orange and blue Matching and contrasting Grass, trees and sky Filling my garden and pleasing my eye That glorious creator of color Blossoms and … Continue reading God’s Studio