Saturday, January 12, 2019

winter haiku ~ trees

naked birch beauties
flaunt their curves
zero degrees


soft maple brooms
sweep the bright winter sky
crows fight the wind

Thursday, December 20, 2018

winter solstice haiku

yellow light
breaks the morning
crows hold the tree

a yellow sunrise
the fat gray squirrel arrives
ballet on a branch

a gold horizon
 just beyond the evergreens
 starlings rise and swirl

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