Thursday, April 28, 2011

The wind is up

The grass is greener.
The flowers are out.
The roofers are at work.
Life is good.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cookies in bed

the ultimate in delicious luxury.
Don't leave any crumbs behind 
at the scene of the crime
if you hope to be a repeat offender.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dog Psalm #35

Why is today more special than all the rest?
Because a rabbit brings candy?

That and the awareness of
the transformative and restorative power of grace:
be it rebirth, renewal or resurrection;
a sigh of relief, a moment of peace.
May they be yours.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Every Day is Earth Day

Be kind to the environment.
It's awfully nice to us.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pinecone Pets

Even the woodland creatures have pets.
Because everybody needs a friend 
who is steadfast, loyal and true.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Simple Pleasures

On this rainy Spring day
  it is still cool enough to enjoy
the flannel sheets and comforter.
So I indulge in a lounging that will last the whole day -
listening to the music of the rain drops and wind
and rising only for snacks.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dog Psalm #34

"Sit like a mountain.
Sit with a sense of strength and dignity.
Be steadfast, be majestic, be natural and at ease in awareness.
No matter how many winds are blowing,
no matter how many clouds are swirling,
no matter how many lions are prowling,
be intimate with everything and sit like a mountain."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wood Sprites

 In my mind's eye I can see them
Awakening in their forest beds
and making preparations for
 the celebration of Spring.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

As the snow mold recedes

I dream of Spring,
sweet April in another climate zone.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dog Psalm #33

The hum and thrum of Spring is this morning's melody.
A cobalt sky hugs the granite mountains and kisses the tree tops
gently coaxing tender green buds onto brown limbs.
Come. Come.
The patchwork of snow recedes 
and the deer emerge from the edge of the woods
to prance in the golden pastures, flashing their tails;
while the robins search for the worms.
A demonstration and display of
joy in the business of living.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sunflower Seed

It looked like a sunflower seed above my eye.
But it was a dreaded wood tick.
Still snow on the ground and already with the ticks.
In focus it looks pretty ghastly. 
This fuzzy photo just gives you a sense of the irritation.
But I'm strong - I let them dig around 
for the head with tweezers and a pin.
And now I'm wearing Frontline - the canine Chanel.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On Sunday Mountain

cotton candy snow covers the trees,
beneath the marshmallow snow
(so many, many kinds of snow)
walnut rocks are sprinkled across the landscape
and the road, with a melt, is soon to be a river of muddy chocolate
Oh my delicious Sunday Mountain.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Dog Psalm #32

To see things as they are, to see the changing nature,
to see the impermanence, to see that the constant flow 
of pleasant and painful events are outside our control - 
that is freedom.
 said someone wise

Friday, April 1, 2011

She returns

with dirty laundry and photos of
For city trips
I'm happiest as an arm chair  traveler.