Sunday, May 15, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Haiku sequence

, , ,and the rains came


opening windows

the first rays of sunshine

after a hard rain



splashing down the grassy slope

purple crocus


the blurred shades

of a watercolor garden

rain-streaked window


spring rain

the pond rises

to meet the willows


more rain

April ends

with a new pond

Heritage Hills Newsletter

Saturday, April 16, 2022


sunrise pink
sunset red
in between, blue
this is what I remember
this is what I keep
Red Lights

Saturday, April 9, 2022


rain-slick road

coming through the fog

shadow mountains


Friday, April 1, 2022


What Fits   

In a moment of madness, I buy a puzzle depicting The Great Wave, the woodblock print designed by Hokusai. I clear off the dining room table and begin to sift through the pieces looking for the flat sided edges. More light is needed. I place a floor lamp next to the table.


After several days, with some help from my daughter,  I have the frame completed. The cartouche in upper left corner is next. Slow progress, but progress. Done.  Onto the skiff in the lower right. With help, that is done, almost. 


Then. . .a stall, pause, stoppage, no progress.  White space, blue waves, splashes, curly lines. dots, all the same, same, same, but each different. Different in shape, different in design.  


                                          a jigsaw puzzle

                                          a thousand pieces to join

                                          a lifetime’s work

                                          to find the right connections

                                          and make them fit


Wednesday, March 23, 2022


Golden Triangle Sign

Washington, DC. March 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022


 windfall apples
in my pockets
enough for a pie
Bottle Rockets