Saturday, March 31, 2018

March 31: Pink Moon

spring’s first full moon
a big gold egg
rising over the harbor

Friday, March 30, 2018

March 30: Mist

spring shower
ducks already pairing up
on the misty river

Thursday, March 29, 2018

March 29: Loon

almost ice-out
calls overhead of a loon
flying inland

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March 28: Feather

careful not to step on it 
perfect pigeon feather
revealed by snowmelt 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March 27: Eagle

arms full of groceries
looked up just in time 
to see an eagle soar past

Monday, March 26, 2018

March 26: Finally, flowers

southern exposure
where the snow has melted
crocus are blooming

Sunday, March 25, 2018

March 25: Distraction

distracted at my desk
squirrel acrobatics
among bare branches

Saturday, March 24, 2018

March 24: Melting

startled after dark
by the soft sounds of snow
sliding off the roof

Friday, March 23, 2018

March 23: Mob

the crows are yelling
to come see an owl
but I’m late for work

Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 22: Crocus

little girl in boots
crushing crocus flowers
under a crust of snow

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 21: Vernal Equinox

first day of spring
nothing leaves a mark
on the packed snow

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

March 20: Raven

far from the desert
is the same raven soaring 
over these snowy fields

Monday, March 19, 2018

March 19: Departure

sense of loss
driving to the airport
roadside memorials

Sunday, March 18, 2018

March 18: Ocotillo

desert morning
raising arms to the rising sun

Saturday, March 17, 2018

March 17: Madera Canyon

canyon meditation
following morning sunlight
down the slopes

Friday, March 16, 2018

March 16: Box Canyon

winding canyon road
we pull over
to let three cows pass

March 15: Cottonwoods

wisdom from old cottonwoods:
send roots deep in dry times,
practice self-pruning

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 14: Grasslands sunrise

greeting the sunrise
with a much louder welcome
soaring raven

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March 13: Saguaro NP

cactus forest
following songs of sparrows
losing myself

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March 12: Sabino Canyon

in the canyon
listening for owls
after dinner

Monday, March 12, 2018

March 11: Vermillion

walk with a friend
vermillion flycatcher
flashing in the mesquite 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 10: Lunch in Tucson

tacos al fresco
in bloom over our table
big fat red rose

March 9: Travel

air  time  travel
regaining two hours of my life
when I step off the plane

Thursday, March 8, 2018

March 8: Snowdrop

under all that fresh snow
first tendrils of snowdrops
that had just appeared

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

March 7: Winter travel

change of plans
single crow on a bare branch
under falling snow

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 6: Weather

change of weather
the look on his face
when I get home

Monday, March 5, 2018

March 5: March is the cruelest month

not really spring
binge-eating Girl Scout cookies
with low-fat milk

Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 4: Classics

who are our gods now
cold night alone
re-reading the Odyssey

Saturday, March 3, 2018

March 3: Storm surge

storm surge
everyone posting photos
of things underwater

Friday, March 2, 2018

March 2: Worm Moon

happy hour
watching from the bar
as the full moon rises

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 1: At the gym

he counts the laps 
til he’s walked a mile