When the road traveledis covered with silent snow,finding the path to followis buried in uncertainty. Who knows, though? Perhaps the journey may take a turn,leading to winter windfalls. Original version posted January 22, 2018. Photo taken at Firefighters Park in Troy, MI USA

Trying to Reconcile

How can I understand in my heartwhat doesn’t make sense in my head? How can I reconcile spiritual preceptswith logical ambiguity? Could it be like the canvas of skythere to support the changing clouds? Could it be like the constant silencethere to support splashes of sound? Photo taken from my front porch.

Misty Morn

Fog muddled boundaries between lake and sky. Six mallards, dark specks on the grey lake, chattered in a group; one lone male sat on the far side of the path. Blackbirds squawked, sparrows chirped; all obscured by the grey above. In the fervor of this curious weather, the lake was alive with fowl exhortation. A … More Misty Morn

Ode to an Avocado

Avocado, amazing fruithow I love your ample heart,your creamy pale green flesh Avocado, amazing treeblooms female by morning, male by duskromance me with your nourishment This post was inspired by an article in Marginalian titled “Chance, Choice, and the Avocado: The Strange Evolutionary and Creative History of Earth’s Most Nutritious Fruit”. Illustration is titled Avocado … More Ode to an Avocado


His phone went kaflooey His email won’t work But this guy’s not bothered Since he is an introvert Photo by bruce mars courtesy of Unsplash

Teal [haiku]

Summer’s lush greenness Thrust into blue skies above Colors sight and mood Inspiration thanks go to The Alchemist Studio for their intriguing question that prompted this haiku. Please check them out for beautiful pottery, great mythological stories, and interesting interactions. Photo taken from my front yard.

Personal Effects

Things I carry: – reusable bags for saving the earth – net bags for buying from vegetable stands – a credit card to embrace surprises – a jot-down notebook for interesting details – masks to protect myself and others – shades to help keep my vision intact – keys to chance adventures – ID to … More Personal Effects

Pulse of Power

Storm clouds ate the sun this morning swift, like the moon eats daylight in total solar eclipse thunder came, rain followed surfing the wind in tandem Then rain, thunder, darkness receded in reverse not lingering after their surge Photo taken from my front porch