Friday, June 30, 2017

June 30: Wild strawberries

Sorry waxwings--
I've eaten all
the ripe strawberries here.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

June 29: Monhegan House

From my island room:
shifting cloud and light show,
gull on a near chimney.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 28: Rumble

Between rain storms--
is that thunder
or the neighbor's motorcycle?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June 27: Where the deer were

Deer tracks in mud.
We follow their trail
through a glade of ferns.

Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26: Phoebe

Outside my office
something has rattled a phoebe.
I don't dare look.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 25: Foraging

Pushing aside leaves
to find ripe wild strawberries
on the seacliff's edge.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 24: In the garden

Waxwing family--
we aren't the only ones
eyeing the ripe strawberries.

Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23: Farm stand

Summer's first strawberries.
Watching fog roll in
over the mountain.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22: Library

At the author event--
gull's wings lit by sun
out the library window.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21: Solstice

Longest day--
bird in the headlights
hurries to its roost.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 20: Solstice Eve

Three chimney swifts
also ecstatic
over tonight's sunset.

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19: Heavy sky

Before the rain
birds holding their breath.
Sound of the river.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 18: Out back

Singing house finch
doesn't know he's harmonizing
with the river.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 17: Wild Iris

Getting their feet wet--
masses of blue irises,
bobolinks singing.

Friday, June 16, 2017

June 16: Havahart

Chipmunk in a trap
cursing us on its release
half mile away.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 15: Peonies

Why does it always rain
just as the peonies
are finally opening?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 14: Town Meeting

Town meeting.
Chimney swifts still busy
in twilight sky.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 13: Night

Moths in headlights.
Falling asleep
on the drive home.

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12: First thing

On the back porch
drinking in bird song
with my morning coffee.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 11: Injured bird

Drive home feels lonely
after dropping off
the (boxed) injured cardinal.
Midcoast Maine is fortunate to have Avian Haven, an excellent year-round wild bird rehabilitation facility with local volunteer drivers.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 10: Megunticook Lake

Blue barn roof glimpsed through trees--
not the lake
but no less striking.

Friday, June 9, 2017

June 9: Lupines

Seeking a bay view
I find in flower
summer's first lupines.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

June 8: Eastport

Seedy motel room
made bearable by the view:
moonrise over the bay.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 7: Blackflies

So solicitous
of my gardening chores--

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June 6: Chill

Weather report--
worrying about the garden
I never planted.

Monday, June 5, 2017

June 5: Camden Harbor

Foggy harbor.
Couple buys a print
of the lighthouse they can't see.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June 4: Blagden Preserve

Old twisted lilacs
mark where the farmhouse was.
Nearby, owls calling.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 1: Bar Harbor

Spring twilight--
girl on a skateboard sails past
smoking a cigarette.