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.