Saturday, October 30, 2010

i see the moon

i see the moon

and the moon sees me

the moon sees the somebody 

i want to see

God bless the moon

and God bless me

God bless the somebody

i want to see

nursery rhyme

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

sky songs

heavens declare His glory,

it is said,

day unto day

night unto night

sun, stars, moon, clouds

singing beauty to the earth

and I


(linking with imperfect prose)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

pretty in pink

While many of you are "seeing red"
in your autumnal palettes,

here in the land of flowers
we are seeing pink.

Not the height of fashion
for fall foliage,

but pretty, nonetheless.

Monday, October 25, 2010

orange you glad I didn't say banana?

life is a mixture
light and dark, joy and sorrow
but light always wins

thankful for:

stupid jokes that make me smile even though I'm sick

crisis averted for a friend with cancer

sherlock holmes mysteries

flowers for the garden

hugs and kisses


Sunday, October 24, 2010

and this is love...

This is love: 

not that we loved God, 

but that He loved us

 and sent His Son

as an atoning sacrifice

for our sins.

— I John 4:10

Friday, October 22, 2010

haiku my heart: insomnia

You of golden eye,

feathers speckled buff on brown

why are you awake?

This is a young Black-Crowned Night Heron. My husband spotted it walking around our local lake and ran back to grab the camera and snap a photo for me. It's rare to see one in our neighborhood; even more rare to see one out and about during the day, since they hunt and forage mostly at night or in the early morning. They sometimes vibrate their bills in shallow waters to lure small fish for their dinners. This guy looks pretty intense.

I'm glad I'm not a small fish!

(for more haiku, visit recuerda mi corazon)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a smouldering wick He will not snuff out

You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning,
my God turns my darkness into light.
—Psalm 18:28

Monday, October 18, 2010

giving thanks

The world is so full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
— Robert Louis Stevenson

for the magic of blown-glass trees

for wildflowers

for bougainvillea reaching to touch 
 blue October skies

for light and shadow playing over the face
of a well-loved friend

Sunday, October 17, 2010

the little turtle (ahem... tortoise)

There was a little turtle
He lived in a box.
He swam in a puddle.
He climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at a mosquito.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a minnow.
He snapped at me.

He caught the mosquito.
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow.
But he didn't catch me.

— Vachel Lindsay

The slow-moving guy in the above photo is not actually a turtle.

He's a Gopher tortoise,

who lives in a burrow like the one below.

This is the entrance to Mr. Tortoise's home.

Would you believe his burrow is 15 feet long and 6.5 feet deep?

Would you believe the Gopher tortoise shares his burrow with over 350 other species,

including burrowing owls, mice, possums, rabbits, and even diamondback rattlesnakes?

He's a pretty friendly guy.

And he doesn't eat fleas or even minnows.

He's a vegetarian.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

a little song for your saturday

This basenji is a regular diva. She really puts her soul into her "singing."
Don't believe me? Just wait for the music to crescendo...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ribbon candy sky

ribbon candy sky

Divinely satisfying

all's right with the world.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

understated autumn

Sun-dappled, berry draped,
worn bench waits—

while crepe myrtle blushes crimson,

and cypress knees congregate,

like the faithful

gathered at the river to pray.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

hide and seek mockingbird

If you look closely, you'll see him.

Just the tip of his tail feathers, as he skims

under azure sky, over fuschia petals,

landing fearless

with flashing tail and warning chirrs.

Protecting his home, perhaps.

Inspiring joy,


Saturday, October 9, 2010

helpful sign

"Gators cannot be tamed and feeding them
can result in them mistaking a hand for
a handout! Florida law prohibits the
feeding or molesting of alligators!"

No worries, there.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

haiku my heart: renewal

Skeletal branches

reach bony fingers skyward,

life springs from the source.

"Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles
are achieving for us an eternal glory
that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal."

—2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

imperfect prose: hope

from bud

to bloom,

from bloom

to seed,

from seed

to new life,


(visit in the hush of the moon for more)

shadowy paths

walking through shadows today,
reaching for light.


Forced myself to go for a walk with the dog.

Even though I still hurt - I rejoice in

the sun's warmth freshened by a cool breeze

sparrows chattering in a palm tree

an impossibly blue, cloudless sky

wind chimes humming in a neighboring yard

Sunday, October 3, 2010

giving thanks

for peaceful rivers

for beauty berries

for lone maples flaming scarlet

for daisies growing wild

for nature walks in the city
for the ability to walk
for loving companions
for new friends
for grace.

Friday, October 1, 2010

haiku my heart: the artist as mom

She brushed in casein

snow-suited, red-booted me

because she loved me.

(for more haiku, visit recuerda mi corazon)