Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2: Before the rain

With pending rain, I decided today's walk needed to be faster than my usual slog up Mount Battie. So I hit the trail at Beech Hill Preserve, which is less steep, and tried to hurry. But then I ran into my friend Brian, who walks there daily; he'd had similar thoughts about trying to beat the rain. (He posts a bird report every day from Beech Hill, in poetry form in the past few weeks.) So I spent more time than I'd planned, in the drizzle, but I didn't mind. And I don't think he did either.

Fast morning hike
trying to beat the rain
til I run into an old friend.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1: From the mountaintop

Bay so calm this morning
we could walk on water
from here to Blue Hill.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 30: Jane's azalea

Stealing flowers
from the yard of a neighbor
who won't be coming home. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

April 29: Housewarming

A friend's new house--
sun shining in empty rooms,
walls waiting for paint.
 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 28: Sighting

Shock when the quick fox
started from the roadside,
then just a simple joy.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April 27: Found object

Spring migration.
The boy takes the dead thrush
to school in a paper bag.
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 26: Spring snow

Which is more fleeting--
magnolia petals or
late April snowfall?


St. Thomas seems surprised to see snow
falling on the blooming magnolia today