Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts

Friday, April 26, 2024


I'm growing poppies in my garden. I've never grown them before, and they're doing so well. I love their vibrant color and wild nodding blooms. A pair of cardinals comes and visits them every day. I wonder if they're happy to see flowers with color akin to them.

Photograph of a single red poppy


Monday, April 3, 2023

The Birds

a murder of crows

The Birds

The nightly nightmare from my window could rival the du Maurier short story and Hitchcock film.


Saturday, December 17, 2022

Hello Gardenia


Hello Gardenia,

It’s been a while, I know.
Did you miss me?
I missed you.

Have you been staying hydrated?
Eating well?
I know you got some sun.
You can’t even try to avoid it here.

You don’t look quite the same
As the last time we talked.
I’m sorry to say,
We both look a little worse
For the wear.

I’ve been away too long.
It’s been a hard time,
Maybe more for some
than for others.

Some of your friends disappeared.
Did they outgrow you and leave you behind?
Have you been lonely?

You only have one main branch left.
And you keep growing in that one direction.
I know what that’s like.

I’m going to prune you back.
I hope it won’t be too painful.
You need to try to grow
In some new directions.
I’ll help you.

We’ve been friends a long time.
Since I was a teenager.
I drew a picture of you
While I was gone.
Because I missed you.

I know it’s been a while
But I’m here now
To tend to you.

Don’t tell the others,
But you’re my favorite.


Sunday, July 17, 2022

Berry Picking

We went to pick some blueberries, boysenberries, and marionberries at a nearby farm. It was quiet and peaceful. It was nice to have an escape outside. I made a lovely galette with the berries and some fresh apricots.



Berry and Apricot Galette