Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1: Les Fraises

Rural, farm-covered L'Ile D'Orleans in the St. Laurence River is the farm basket of Quebec. Strawberries are one of the specialties, with two seasons: summer and fall. After visiting L'Ile D'Orleans today, I checked out the permanent farmers' market near the Old Port Quebec, where I bought a cup of fresh strawberries and ate them on the spot. They tasted of summer, even as the season begins to turn to fall.
Strange to start September
here in Canada
with farm-fresh strawberries.

Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31: Bistro

Drink in this moment:
good glass of cider, a crepe,
time alone to think.

August 30: Le Vieux-Quebec

old stones old streets
I walk in the past for hours
happy amid the crowds

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29: Mountain nocturne

No moon tonight: clouds.
No owl: crickets.
Mountains, fields: a seamless dark.

Friday, August 28, 2015

August 28: From Mount Philo

Down on Lake Champlain
two sailboats tack all morning:
imagine their view.
View from Mount Philo, VT, of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 27: Moonlight in Vermont

Last light gilds the fields.
Raven calls the full moon up
for eight cameras.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 26: Bread Loaf, Vermont

You've been here before.
Greet the hayfield like a friend,
wave to the raven.