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

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

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

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

Farewell October

Slowly it builds Molten golden sunrise Flames rising in the morning sky Casting its red and gold and crimson shades over the maples and cottonwoods and birch hanging with ornaments matching the color of the sunrise - Slowly it fades Shimmering golden blanket sunset Flames rising from the evening sky Casting its red and gold … Continue reading Farewell October

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!

If Autumn Was An Artist

If Autumn Was An Artist - She would wear her corn silk hair in disarray and let it blow in the wind - She would be covered in fragrances of cedar and fresh cut firewood and flowers - If Autumn Was An Artist - She would hold a palette of acrylic paints in colors called … Continue reading If Autumn Was An Artist

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

Awakening 

Silently and slowly sunrise presses upward Awakening morning Revealing a new day moment by moment  Gradients of pink and lavender clouds changing hues  Silence is broken by wings and voices of early birds  Stillness of morning gives way to gentle breezes  Coolness of the night recedes into warm sunshine  Awakening