dVerse — Quadrille Monday 2nd entry — Mother’s Gift

Mother’s birthday gift,a planted sapling you, the front yard ash, grewold with me. A weathered,tuckered man, limbs drooping, I was laid to restbeside you underyour open arms. Now we share rollingseasons in silent comfort,as fond companions do.   Ash tree image link Sarah is today’s host for dVerse’ Quadrille Monday.  Today’s word is “ash” and…

dVerse — Zejel Form — Kousa Christmas

Kousa Christmas in SeptemberMatte red gummies look like embersLess known Asian cherry member Dogwood dangles first green nuggetsPseudo acorn uncapped clustersPromised nuts for squirrel gulletsThen it goes on fruitian bender Squeeze them like a squishy marbleSuck their guts and taste the marvelof this precious juicy parcel But spit out pits at their center   Notes:♦While…

dVerse — MTB — Trimmed

The locust tree is thinner nowTo keep the tree, I made a vowto trim away from dwelling; thoughlooks scrawny, wow; looks scrawny, wow! Tall sister to the short fruit treesUmbrella-like, like dog sans fleas.A pest before each time it screeched;now rustley peeps; now rustley peeps. A bigger sky around the houseWhen I look up I…

#FF — Swarm

  PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook It started when we cut the trees. Bigger animals, i.e. bears, deer, squirrels, snakes, bats, rabbits, birds, mice, and such up and left. We never noticed before how much trees’ leaves shaded us from Sol, who seems to burn hotter every year. Their cooling umbrella now gone, and because…

Doodads — wild rose, ginkgo, red pine, and ferns

I took a walk out back today to take pictures of the ginormous wild rose bushes with their innumerable prickles and ended up taking current pics of the 3 red pine and the 3 baby ginkgo trees and a few other things. Further out back I remembered where an ever more massive bramble of wild…

Larix decidua ‘Pendula’ / Weeping European larch and dVerse OLN

Rising from the soil as Kun rises from water a green furred dragon. Brown scales gleam when she rests, as heaven’s grace flows to and fro. Lillian is today’s host of dVerse’ Open Link Night. One of my old co-workers in the juvenile probation officer job ended up leaving and putting his teaching degree to…