Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19: Paper whites

In the candlelit window
long stems of paper whites
graceful ghosts

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 18: Under Jupiter's bright watch

Driving home late--
what looks like animal's eyes
turns into a beer can.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 17: What's underneath it all

After dark the mice
feet whispering in the basement
keepers of secrets

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 16: Kingfisher

Unfrozen quarry,
snowfall--lone kingfisher rattles,
plumbs the black depths.

Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15: December sunrise

Spent the day birding the beaches, salt marshes, and nearby neighborhoods of Ogunquit and Wells for the York County Christmas Bird Count. We began the day with a beautiful sunrise over the ocean at Moody Point, where dozens of sandpipers twinkled at the edge of the chilly surf...
Sunrise over the beach--
at the sandy edge
one frozen raspberry.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 14: Sunday in a small town

While we watch the game
neighbor knocks to ask
whose chickens in her yard.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 13: Hazy shade of winter

Snowing in the pass--
in the old horse pasture
turkeys forage, unfazed.