Saturday, June 2, 2018


Mick and I just walked down the drive for the morning paper.

The entire length of blacktop was thickly covered with white blossom petals, fallen from tall locust trees. 

Seemed like Pomp and Circumstance should have accompanied our slow walk down that beautiful path!

Friday, June 1, 2018

JUNE, YOU ARE HERE!...


'GOOD MORNING,' the first day of June said to me.; and I sat in the warmth on the porch and watched her evolve. She is welcome!

SHE OUSTED THE DARKNESS WITH BRILLIANCE
AND THIS WAS HER VICTORY SIGN

SHE EXPANDED HER ARTISTRY


AND MY GARDENS GRANTED APPLAUSE...












































Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A MORNING PERFORMANCE...

5:30 a.m... Back to the house after the traditional pre-dawn walk with Big Dog, my four-legged K9 alarm clock...  

Lazy and sleepy and slow, we walked a path through our trees, in warm soft air under the stars and a big, round moon... No sound but our footsteps and a calm conversation coming from frogs down by the creek...

We returned to our beds, and I meant to sip on a half-cup of coffee and then fall back into SLEEP! 

But no... I was captive to a sudden intrusion of daylight, filtering into my eyes through the trees outside my windows. Surprisingly early, a long, slow, colorful, magnificent sunrise began, with a long and durable brightness and color...

That woke the birds, who backed it all up with their new-day hot-weather concert. ..

Then the black squirrels, racing through trees in front of my eyes, performing their gymnastics and dances... They may be annoying to my big dog Mick, but this morning they're beauty and poetry...

This has been better than morning news on TV... And yes, better than sleep... And imagine--a full hour for me as the audience... with no ads!

The performance contained its own weather forecast... "Red sky this morning, take warning!" The rains WILL begin! They will maintain the visit through Friday.


If their behavior stays civilized, they are welcome and needed.


Good morning!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

THE 'FLOWER MOON'--ONE DAY FROM FULL , MAY 2018, LAKE COUNTY, NORTHEAST OHIO...

MOON RISING THROUGH TALL TREES AT THE RIM OF MY VALLEY



MOON OVER MY VALLEY, THROUGH MIST AT MIDNIGHT