Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Awake August
August 30th, 2016

the sunflower
reaches heavenward
the better to be seen
waving farewell
Awake August
August 29th, 2016

the mauves of evening
Awake August
August 28th, 2016

The loom beckons
the shuttle flies
and we wind our days
into skeins of life
Awake August
August 27th, 2016

the small birds
make way for the flicker
who comes to drink 
at the lady's feet

Friday, August 26, 2016

Awake August
August 26th, 2016

deadheading the chamomile
my thoughts wander to
winter, tea, friends,

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Awake August
August 25th, 2016

the delphinium that returns in october,
for an encore
has chosen instead
to brighten the late summer

so what does that portend for

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Awake August

Awake August
August 24, 2016

remembrances of a marriage
warm the heart

Awake August

Awake August
August 23, 2016

a stitch in time
a border hemmed
a quilted square
all bring contentment

Awake August

Awake August
August 22nd, 2016

the evenings slide in closer
three minutes a day....
harvest time....

Awake August

Awake August
August 21, 2016

the white picket fence
in small towns

Awake August

Awake August
August 21, 2016

The autumn light slants
in to caress
the last of the roses

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Awake August
August 20th, 2016

Is the afternoon
ever too hot
for tea!
Awake August
August 19th, 2016

I pause in my weeding
to wonder at the delicacy
of the white astilbe

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Awake August
August 18th, 2016

I sit in the shade -
a small breeze blows
and I pick up my knitting,
grateful for fresh air.

Awake August
August 17th, 2016

I turn at the lane
where the neighbour's pear tree stands
and eye the windfalls

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Awake August
August 16th, 2016

faith and hope..
sweet antidote 
to stress

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Awake August
Sunday, August 14th

attar of roses

lends to my kitchen

 mysteries and enchantments

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Awake August
August 13th, 2016

in the sunlight

the blue vase reflects

light and memory and that smooth roundness

that speaks the perfect life.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Awake August
August 12th, 2016

the peaches, the grapes
and the honey bee
gather sweetness in August's
dolorous days

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Awake August
August 11th, 2016

The August Peach

one of the great proofs
that Divine Intelligence
rules the world
Awake August
August 10th, 2016

Light in the deep woods
stills the soul

calms the heart

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Awake August

August 9th, 2016

twenty teen age quail
loiter in the lane

no scout

a taste of life

Monday, August 8, 2016

Awake August
August 8th, 2016

a lantern

swung from the heavens

kindles the imagination
Awake August
August 7th, 2016

Callie the Cat

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday August 6th, 2016

Morning coffee while
I contemplate the day's agenda...


Friday, August 5, 2016

August 5th, 2016

forgetting to turn off the water
I hear it murmur gently through the house pipes
and consider the Elder tree, enjoying the flow.

........I turn over and go to sleep.
August 4th, 2016

the task seems endless

my back doesn't understand


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Awake August
August 3rd, 2016

Once I spun dreams!

Now it is memories

that create the magic....

and then and now flow as one from my wheel

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Awake August!

Polite acquiescence
brings contentment
...and faint misgivings

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 1st, 2016

                               A Chilcotin Meadow Sky - David Finch

Mid summer memories....
most ancient of skies

a pallet of blue, and I,
a child of the prairies,
lie lost in wonder