High Summer

the sun at her zenith
the shade deepens
all things ever balancing

Late Bloom

dahlia’s delicacy
in counterpoint
to fall’s exuberance

Morning Meadow

night is banished
now is
light’s time to play

Fall Approaches

as everything changes
keep flowering
as long as you can

Here Now

we need the shadows
to know how bright
the light can be

Stand Out

spotlight of sun
backdrop of woodland shade
flowering stalk takes a star turn

The Explorers

emerging from their rock wall den
into the bright morning light
and hunting lessons


putting the garden to bed
a startling glimpse of spring
the foreshadowing anemone


by winter’s demands
evergreens refuse to release color or needles
and stand in defiant contrast to the ever greying landscape.