Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant

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Meet the newest member of our family…Miles the Corgi!  He is 3.5 years old and we adopted him from the Heartland Humane Society in Corvallis, Oregon yesterday.  His name was inspired by Miles Prower (aka Tails) who is the sidekick … Continue reading

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Degrees of shade

The ancient eavesdropper

Birds chase clouds
like errant arrows
the sky fletched 
with feathery cirrus.

A crow 
stalks insects —
amid a field
of fading 
dandelions —
white dwarfs &
black shadows.

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No canopy the same
each leaf unique 
degrees of shade.

He 
was 
higher
than
a
kite
stuck
in 

tree —
no 
stiff
wind
or 
lofted
stone
could 
shake 
him
down.

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The sun paces
across the sky —
restless trees
rustle their 
canopies.

Only as strong
as my weakest link
windswept spider web.

All of Spring’s
resplendent colors
warmed by an
early Summer.

The 
painterly 
brushstrokes
of trees —
their 
boughs
coloring 
the sky —
outside 
the lines.

As dawn breaks
the world wakes
I give thanks
for another day
alive on this 
beautiful Earth.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Face(less)

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After the caterpillars feed

The ancient eavesdropper

Self
realization —
a journey
of awareness —
searching
for signs
that point
to the
real me.

The rhythm 
I keep with 
my heart beat —
a telegraph 
tapping thru
my veins —
sending 
messages 
across this
body of
water.

I write
poems
in my
sleep —
like
dreams
they
escape
me
when
the
alarm
rings —
I stare
at a
blank
ceiling.

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My
attention 
span —
as short
as a leaf —
after the 
caterpillars 
feed.

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Under a salmonberry thicket
serrated leaves slice a piece of sky
light as lemon meringue pie.

A
tree
stands
alone —
branches 
vacant —
all 
the birds
have
flown.

High in the tree
rests an empty nest
life’s rite of passage.

A light breeze
grazes trees
sweeping away
hard to reach
insecurities.

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My 
outstretched
          hand
        meanders
               …

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Fortuitous tail wind 

The ancient eavesdropper

On anygiven
Spring day —
the push
of a fortuitous
tail wind —
newbornbirds
flyfor the
first time.

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Skeleton queen

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As lilacs fade
their purple
crowns decay
& butterflies
dethroned —
all that remains
a skeleton queen
of royal green.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

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