Thursday, 31 August 2017

a visitor

the tiniest of tiny red spiders dancing across my computer screen
nice inspiration for weaving...

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

wednesday morning

yellow finches flitting on the mountain ash
the soft light of a golden haze
as august wends away

Sunday, 27 August 2017


nice people at the rental return office today
not so sure about the wee pet bunny they let snack and hop around in the parking lot
maybe the mascot of wayward travellers?
the fluffy hunbun of beckwith

Friday, 25 August 2017

the crows of cordova

waves upon waves upon waves
a bit higher but not much above us all
however taut and bright
and tattered and torn our wings
fanning of feathers
all of us

Tuesday, 22 August 2017


sweet dreams to the little robin
perched on the fence at Sea Side
fly away small one
and nest in peace

Monday, 21 August 2017

Monday in Victoria

bay leaves
fig tree
green peppers
island excursions
eclipsing with friends
dear dear friends
lovely light
lighting the world

Friday, 18 August 2017

hazy afternoon

pulling up overgrown grasses
trimming the hedge
weeding under a filtered sky
when suddenly above
a blanketed passing of crows
seldom so many seen together in the city
here and gone
like this summer day

Thursday, 10 August 2017

sweet dreams

a few whiffles and snores
feline spooning
low whirls from the fan
you two set off before me
a few more whiffles
a few more snores
go on ahead
i'll catch up soon and meet you both
in the land of nod

Monday, 7 August 2017


two three pails of water
filtered through cedar
down from above
anenomes planted maybe too deep
flashy and showy up top
not so much sonar
down below
garlic about to give up
what is or wasn't was
and all things candescent

Sunday, 6 August 2017


after winds sheeting rain
lightning and hail
all is soft and quiet
a little breeze on the mountain ash
pipping calls of a bluejay
the slowness of a still day
in a summer passing by
too quickly

Saturday, 5 August 2017

backyard bounding this is how it is today...sunny then clouds and clambering...dark dark and pelting down and I'm gonna sit here under the dogwood for awhile until this passes and then I'm off!  rounding the raspberries and the gazebo and the broken pots until wait: what's this?  Munchmunchmunch...this is some good stuff...and maybe over here by the gazania said except there aren't any gazanias anymore because I guess I ate them yesterday...and maybe the day before and the day before that...but anyway:  look over here!  More stuff and anyway...gotta go...the sun is coming out and there's lots that needs munching...see ya on the lawnigans...
Xo yumbun

Friday, 4 August 2017

thunder skies

dark and rumbling
building up all afternoon
cloud upon cloud upon cloud
the front moving in on one of many
barking dog days
of summer

Thursday, 3 August 2017

buzzing bees ride the waves of sea holly

fly on in little striped friends
and nestle into the land of blue blue
electric blue
a bumper year for eryngium
busting out all over
get busy
do your dancing
loud enough for others to hear
more than enough for everyone
this economy has wings