Monday, 22 May 2017

in the dirt

begonia, begonia, begonia
African daisy
licorice plant
ornamental kale
something that looks like coleus that I don't remember the name of
begonia, begonia, begonia

Saturday, 20 May 2017


and the baby squirrel high up on the trunk of the mugo pine is like
'yeah!  so what?  what about it?'
and we're like 'well, sure.  good for you.
just don't let the magpies hear you talkin like that.'
and the baby squirrel is all 'magpies, crows---bring 'em on!'
and we're like 'okay, see you around baby squirrel.'
and the squirrel continues on its way to shimmy up the tree
just barely taking care not to trip over
all that attitude.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Sunday, 14 May 2017

nocturnal visitor

and in the last moments of reading
before nodding off to sleep
a tickle
a travel
of eight little legs
on the back of a hand
as one wee spider went wending its way

a little encouragement for the task ahead
the challenge of weaving

Saturday, 13 May 2017


getting started is always
the hardest part
not knowing exactly where or how to
and so you tell yourself things
maybe not today
maybe tomorrow or the next day or the day after that
that what you need is a little more
time to plan
time to consider
time to think and figure things out
and then there comes a day when you wake up and think
maybe it's time to step out of the way
to stop yourself from stopping
that today is a day like and unlike any other
and maybe as good a day as any to just

Friday, 12 May 2017


a windy day
when all the butterflies are busy
flitting and fluttering their wings
stirring up breezes to lift us up
and into all the brightness
that we know however deep down and buried
silently steadily embers
with promise and possibility
for all

flitter and fly on

Sunday, 7 May 2017

the greening

and overnight it shifts
with the help of a few raindrops
the move away from brown and into blooming
the branches are still sparse
but tipped with what were buds
now tiny leaves
and it reminds me why May is my favourite month here
a month promising longer sun filled days to come
and how quickly things change
and how much there is to hold
and hold dear