Monday, 31 October 2016


cackled by a sparkly web caped sprite
scrambling down the walk:
'this bag is SO full of candy!'

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

silver lining

so many red pickup trucks
on such a grey day

it's about the little things

Friday, 21 October 2016

blooming through

a purple anemone is blooming
through the frost and the snow
through the shorter days and fading sun
a purple anemone is blooming
through the hottest year on record
and temperatures off the charts
a purple anemone is blooming
through election debates
boasts and bluster
a purple anemone is blooming
through what will be layers of scarves, mitts and parkas
you may be getting sleepy
but this party
is just getting started

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

hold dear

petals of a flower
pedals on a bicycle
a bear in New Jersey that walked upright
named Pedals

love love love
the small things you love
in whatever form you find them

Saturday, 15 October 2016

white white

lay your ear down on the snow blanket
listen to the silence
and count the flakes with me

Tuesday, 11 October 2016


successful attempts at ventilation
can be achieved in many ways...
an outward stretch welcoming the new day
an acknowlegement followed by healthy denial of 'news of the world'
a communion with bees
a comfort in the small kind gestures of strangers
in the ways that summer plants relinquish their roots putting them to bed
in so many ways i have not thought about yet
but would like to hear from you...
what creates that space...opens you up to just a liitle more
air each day?

tucking in

the first snowfall in October
means putting things to bed...
today begonias, dahlia, marigolds and delphiniums
tomorrow fuschia, portulaca, geraniums, pansies, snap dragons and sea holly
asters, anenomes, straw flowers and coleus
so long to the gardens of 16

Thursday, 6 October 2016

random natural fact

it is commonly known
(but seldom acknowledged)
that spiders rule the world

big brown spiders
beady red spiders
tiny black spiders
weaving as they go
webs webs webs

should you come across a spider today
make friends and give thanks
thanks for keeping things spinning
in such tidy order