The beautiful vine maple outside our building had about half its branches snapped off in the heavy snow yesterday. I'm grieving for the tree's pain. I hope the remainder can survive. I've always admired that tree for its lush branches that house so many other organisms. From the moss & lichen to the chickadees that… Continue reading Maple poetry
Another throwback poem to another season! Tiny feathered spark of bright songs. I think myself superior in my house. Yet you are still filled with so much joy in the cold.
I am so bad at being a blogger! ;-p I get so wrapped up in the doing and the day job that I forget to blog about the things I am creating and doing. I have a back-log of poems from the month and I'll be posting them a handful a day as the month… Continue reading Belated poetry and a Happy Thanksgiving!
This time of year is deceptive. I keep wanting winter months to be a satisfying mix of quiet, snuggly introspection combined with romping around outdoors in the snow. However, what usually happens is suddenly I have a ton of things on my plate that have to get taken care of while, in the meantime, my body… Continue reading Things Get Busy
It snowed yesterday, making it finally feel like real winter. I adore my home in the Pacific Northwest but I'm still getting used to the mild winters. Visiting the DC area gives me just enough of a taste of real snow to reset my seasonal perceptions. :) Birding today was a quick trip to Roosevelt… Continue reading Winter Wonderful