Thursday, November 15, 2018

late autumn haiku

the birds have been interesting this week
the juncos are around everyday
the turkeys taken to the street
for their daily walk
 even stopping at the mailbox
I am wondering if they
are copying what they see

in the side yard
a flock of juncos
looks like snow

at the mailbox
four turkeys wait
no mail

Monday, September 3, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

august haiku

 filling the birdbath
this steamy august morning
a green darner lands

out of the night
the mockingbird sings
night songs

a gentle rain falls
on  this late summer morning
goldfinches don't mind

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


we have a new crop of milkweed
thanks to all the rain last week
I am seeing two or three
 monarch butterflies
 every day

lots of beetles, too

even some swallowtails 

Monday, July 9, 2018

black eyed susans

while some of the wildflowers wilted
in last week's heat
the black eyed susans 
stood tall

we live in a small circle of houses
with an open area and a pond
I often take wildflower photos 
in the grass and in the
wild area around the water

the mowing crew the association uses
came to do the grass a couple of days ago
I was delighted to see that the 
clump of flowers below had been mowed
around instead of over!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

solitary sandpiper

we had a visitor to our little pond 
this week 
I originally thought it was 
 shore bird
but one of my birder friends 
told me it was a solitary sandpiper
you can read about them here

Sunday, May 6, 2018

early May hailku

spring has finally arrived in Maine
I have put away my snow shovel and brought out my gardening tools
the yard is full of birdsong and the sound of children at play

morning fog
a flash of orange
new leaves

 early May
 trees dress for summer
the oriole's song

Thursday, April 26, 2018

haiku- walk

this haiku is from several years ago

a morning walk
through pine scented woods
thoughts streaming

Monday, April 16, 2018

small things from the sewing room

 more macro practice
this time
 from my sewing room
I love the way
the glass headed pins look
the wool pincushion photographed well, too
it is a fair isle square my daughter made for me
many years ago

Friday, April 6, 2018

another moon haiku

setting the table
I catch a glimpse of the moon
supper might be late

another shot from earlier in the week
a mist in the air blurred the moon

Monday, March 26, 2018

haiku for spring

pink geraniums 
glow in the late afternoon light 
a robin on the rail

the buds came first
 of course

this shot was taken a few days ago

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

haiku - middle march

 middle  March
blizzard winds howl ~
a snowball bush blooms


we are having our third nor'easter 
in as many weeks
the birds are anxious for spring
and so am I

Saturday, March 3, 2018

small things

more practice with my macro lens
I am finding it harder than I thought
the first two shots were hand held
I used my tripod for the others 
the canadian goose is about an inch and half tall
our daughter bought it from a street vendor
in Quebec City, while on a class trip


this pair of carvings are also from Quebec
they are about two and a half inches tall 
we bought these just across the border in Armstrong
in the early sevenities

my father in law was a woodworker and basket maker
most of his baskets sets were large
this one is only an inch tall
I think he wanted to see if he could do it, 
you can see he did! 


this shaker box is even smaller
it is just over three quarters of an inch tall
I got a bit closer on this piece

that is it for now
more after I 
finish the Macro for Dummies book
and get more practice

Thursday, February 22, 2018