Category: nature




As the bright heat wanes
And the wind builds
Dreamy cloud kingdoms
In the late September sky
I watch
The summer daylight
Slowly engulfed
By the growing darkness
I feel
The pull of fall
And think of
What it brings –
The muted vitality
Of oaks and maples
Apple trees laden
With the last summer fruit
And the stillness
Of butterfly and dragonfly wings
As autumn frost
Upon the fading green land.




I am sorry that I have been away from my blogs for so long.  As some of you know, I take care of my elderly father who has a variety of health problems related to diabetes. I spent many days in August taking him to the hospital for both his regular doctor appointments and for some additional tests for a new health problem. I may have to disappear from my blogs again if more health problems arise.

In addition, I came across what seemed to be a promising freelance illustration gig in early September, but unfortunately things did not work out well in the end. I will talk more about it in my next post, which will be a reblog from my artwork portfolio.


Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
Winter, Hallerbos, Belgium
By Donarreiskoffer (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
7 December 2008

Wind blowing
Through the trees
Thoughts adrift
With the breeze
In the stillness
I listen for
That lost song
You sang to me
Long ago
The one
With beauty
Unbroken by
Suffering and grief
The one
That nurtured
What little goodness
That was left in me
And made it grow
Why did I stop listening
And let you go?
In this silence
I miss you so.

First Day of Spring

Lilac blossoms and butterfly March 2016
Lilac blossoms and butterfly
March 2016
Sacramento, California


Delightful drifter
Seeing your colorful wings
Melts my gray winter thoughts
Before you flutter away
Let me share
Your fleeting joy
Of a green world
Emerging from the ice
Of bright blossoms
Fragrant and new
Gently cascading
Toward the earth
This first day
Of spring.


Happy Spring! 🙂 I am sorry that I am behind on posting new material and getting back to people. I am in the middle of a graphic design project right now, and a small writing project came up last week. I also have to work on income taxes for the year. I hope to have more time for blogging in mid-April. For those of you who celebrate it, have a Happy Easter too! 🙂


leaf covered with raindrops
Fallen leaf after an autumn storm
Sacramento, California


Sad fall
From green glory
But you are
Not gone
Deep in winter
I hear
Of your summer song
In your words
On decaying leaves
I glimpse
Every season
Every second
Of my
Dwindling time
You are
With me.