Good Manners

with the merest dip
of a curtsey
clematis greets the day

Green Goblets

waiting to be filled
with the drink of rain
before fully unfurling

Beautiful Goodbyes

as colors fade
the intricacies
of structure emerge


Simplicity As Palette

the hosta
is a minimalist
with a grand presentation of form


in deference
to the cold
hosta leaf curtsies

Great Green Loom

the garden
weaves a tapestry
of leaf and bloom

Beacon Home

burning bright
in summer days
flowering lamppost

Slow Rising

the earth awoke
with tiny blooms
as tulips trumpet spring


The master gardener
grows a burgundy trellis
and decorates with dots of dew.