image link Across the skies Across the land A pall Grey above and below With patches of white above and below Not enough to allow Spirits more than a millimeter Away from zero. --- Souls across the planet Of warm-blooded, plants, Stones, and water, and the Rest of the 10,000 things, In earnest, heart-beaming to… Continue reading A Prayer
image link i clown loach browses the snail-speckled cotton candy algae ball -- showtime! *** ii the small black dog curls on my lap and watches the happy fishes play
photo taken in 2015 The form is etheree, which consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Peony! Ah! The scent! Peony! Ginger sweetness Invades my nostrils Ants, bees, I, all called to The olfactory altar Deep within ruffled rainbows are The yellow-powdered nuggets, manna… Continue reading Day 27 — OctWriPoMo — Peony!
image link There comes a season In Michigan, When asparagus Slowly rises from the soil It takes the right temperature And the right moisture To make asparagus happen. It is sold at the local farmer’s market At exhorbitant prices, now That the farmer’s market is A fashionable place to be seen. A farmer,… Continue reading Day 25 — OctWriPoMo — Ode to Loving Asparagus
All of my hosta doubled this year My Rose of Sharon hit 6 feet this summer The peonies were so fragrant The marigolds took over the patch by the garage I started some red pine from seeds! Those iris rhizomes you gave me all bloomed! The tomato seeds from the heirlooms all sprouted The lilacs… Continue reading Day — OctWriPoMo — Shared Love
The training on Human Trafficking that I went to yesterday was wonderfully held at Meijer Gardens During the lunch break and after the training ended, there was time to snap a few pictures. wild oats clown, balancing circus dog. The dog looks a lot like my now-passed-away Chaun. frog under sycamore Wardian Case, Meijer… Continue reading This, That, and the Other
A couple of weeks ago, when we went to Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park , I saw an orchid wrapped in what looked like birch bark hanging from something and in beautiful bloom (why didn’t I take a picture of it?). I had known before that tropical orchids naturally live on trees so seeing it… Continue reading Orchids
I've been going to Meijer Gardens since it was first created many moons ago in Grand Rapids, MI. It continues to grow and has sculpture all over the place, both inside and out on the grounds. Recently Ai WeiWei had an exhibit there, and he left behind a permanent installation called Iron Tree. I fell… Continue reading Dahlias!