Moon Morning

I. A full moon plays peek-a-boo among the trees before tucking herself under the covers of the horizon II. Super moonset in the west brightens snow like day Sunrise in the east paints watercolor clouds III. How can moonset and sunrise be in such proximity that I look out one window to see day beginning … More Moon Morning

Living Art

Is the purpose of creating art to create in ourselves the art of living?   The graphic above is a mandala I created for my daughter ‘s birthday called Lotus Full Circle

Two-step Snow

  New snow covers a layer of ice that tops yet another layer of snow. The cat sinks to her belly with each of her steps, but footprints made by heavy boots are more involved.  With each step, the boot sinks softly at first, then crunches unexpectedly through ice, then finally sinks, sinks again to … More Two-step Snow

Antipodes

Stay warm in your burrow, Little Chipmunk, safe with winter’s cache The grey hawk hides high in snow-laden branches Hungry   Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Talking Hearts

What? No SweetHeart candies this year! Read why at Candy lovers will have to find a new way to express their love. Here is one suggestion I’ll offer: Top photo by Laura Ockel courtesy of Unsplash.

Icy Morning [haiku]

crystal glazed limbs greet freezing drizzle* droplets ice siblings unite   Freezing drizzle is a type of precipitation in subfreezing temperatures that falls as liquid and freezes on contact with the ground or objects near the ground. Photo taken looking up to the sky in my back yard in Troy, MI USA.

Turning Point

You walk the well-worn path around the near-by lake, you know this trail by heart; it ends back where you started One day a reed or paw print, a little frog or snake entices you from the circular path entices you from the familiar You wander off in new directions open to exploration no telling … More Turning Point

Common Koan

Patrick was already packing up when the phone rang. “Hey, little brother. Why don’t you come over for dinner with us tonight?” “Oh, I already have plans, Meg. Maybe tomorrow.” “What are you up to this evening?” “I’m meeting a bunch of guys at O’Toole’s for a couple of drinks and maybe some darts.” “You … More Common Koan

Tapestry of Life

If you view your tapestry from afar, behold the connected stories unfolding over time – write your memoir If you prefer to move in closer, see vignettes of life events as separate parts of a whole – write short stories If you tend to come in very close, investigate the knotted threads that weave the … More Tapestry of Life