Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22: Earth Day

Scoping the saltmarsh--
four herons also huddled
against rain and cold.

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21: In the dark

Driving home late--
animal eyes or beer cans
shining in the headlights?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20: Birdsong

Noticing this morning
as if for the first time
songs of robins.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19: Tulips

Shutting the door
against the cold.
Tulip petals scatter.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 18: Pairs

Soft bodies of doves
paired up on the wire--
a line of wild music.

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17: Birthday

On his birthday
no fish caught
but he doesn't care

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 16: Easter Sunday

Record warm day.
Kinglet singing on and on,
maple trees in bloom.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 15: Bird in the kitchen

open kitchen window
briefly trapped chickadee
outside, sound of singing

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14: Early bird

While we're talking on the phone
season's first Osprey
flies downriver.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 13: Nesting

Watching hopefully
as a pair of Wood Ducks
checks out my backyard trees.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12: Yellow

Rainy afternoon.
Unexpected stop
to buy pots of daffodils.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 11: Pink Moon

Was it the full moon
or strange dreams
that kept waking me last night?

Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10: Spring is in the air

Outside for the first time
this spring the cat
sniffs everything.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 9: We discover snowdrops

raking the garden
what's been going on
under dead leaves and snow

Saturday, April 8, 2017

April 8: Roadside Jesus

Roadside Jesus
welcoming squirrels across
with outstretched arms.

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 7: Current events

green river rising
ducks have flown to the lake
don't turn on the news

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 6: Sighting

From the shower
my husband watches an otter
cross our backyard.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5: Emergence

Pulling the blind
on a skunk sniffing
the still-frozen lawn.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4: Spring afternoon

Afternoon ennui.
The rain turns back
to snow.

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3: Liminal season

That time of year--
green tips of emerging chives
visible under ice.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 2: On the bus

Long bus ride home--
picking out stars
from streetlights.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1: April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day.
Water moccasin in the canal
scares her inside.

Friday, March 31, 2017

March 31: Fisherman

Sunset on the canal
as he catches one last bass.
Bats flutter past.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

March 30: Gasparilla SP

another perfect beach
fossilized shark's teeth
worn down to hearts

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 29: Stump Pass SP

for fossilized shark's teeth
what we leave behind

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 28: Rookery

visiting the rookery
with my parents
what chaos in each nest

Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27: Blue heaven

standing in the blue Gulf
as manatees swim past
it's enough

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 26: Captiva

island sunset
heron feeding in shallows
while we watch

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25: Dry spell

rain clouds shift over the gulf
wind rustling palms
only the sound of rain

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 24: At the gate

Cheap paperback.
Scan the runway for owls.
Pig on a leash.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 23: Comfort

Trying to comfort a friend
while four vultures
soar over the house.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22: Trip planning

Watching snow fly
while I pack
for our trip to Florida.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21: Hope

south-facing wall--
crocus buds raise their heads
between patches of snow

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20: First day of spring

first day of spring--
sit on the sunny back step
squinting at snow glare

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 19: Last day of winter

Last day of winter--
purple haze of alder catkins
against the snow.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18: Phototropism

From window to window
old cat and I
following the sun.

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

Green buried under snow,
and any serpents
are hibernating.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 16: Red

What red brighter
than a cardinal perched
on a snowy branch, singing?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 15: After the storm

paths shoveled in snow
to what matters most:
car, shed, birdfeeder, mailbox.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14: Snow Day

reading about Tibet
deep rumble of snow plow
the old gods

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13: Storm Watch

Big storm tomorrow.
Jays have robbed the feeders
of all the peanuts.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 12: Sap Moon

stained glass window
shining through the moon

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 11: Misheard

Going out the door,
Look at the full moon!
Him: I love you too.

Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10: Wild ducks

Whistling wings
of ducks flying over.
I look up from the mail.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 9: To the lake

Heading upriver
is the eagle
hoping for ice-out?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 8: Migration

Restless hawks
making their way northward
as we drive south.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 7: Heaven

Perfect night's end--
chocolate cake and coffee,
sky full of stars.

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6: Boatyard

quiet forest of masts
over the winter boatyard
first-quarter moon

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

March 4: Signs of Spring, Part IV

After Basho
Finishing vodka
to use the bottle--
a vase for pussy willows.

Friday, March 3, 2017

March 3: Clark Island

at the otter den
are they in there dreaming?
tidal currents

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2: Hearing things

Whisper in the pines
I turn my head:
not wind, but a small gray bird.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 1: Conjunction

Not so cloudy
that I can't make out
the crescent moon near Venus.