Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May 22, 2010, journal entry, Spring's Color Wheel

Five miles.

I simply can’t pass by blooming lilacs without stopping to bury my face in their fragrance.

Red-winged blackbirds preen on the tops of cattails as though buttoning tight their scarlet collars.

In Hazel’s Creek, I hear an owl’s hoo hoo, hoo hoo ricocheting from nest box to nest box. Their echoes send me on a series of wild goose chases, from tree to tree to tree to tree to tree.

Willows draw their green curtains over nests.

The feathers of the fishing great blue heron in wind glitter like jostling stacks of grey-blue dimes.

Flowers, flowers, and flowers. Tulips, irises, and marigolds. Red, purple, and pink. Yellow, blue, and white. Color, color, and color.

Color is vivid in this year’s Spring May festival.

The Wheel of Seasons spins bolts and bolts of the most luxurious of silky fabrics as Her clock continues casting each minute, each detail like the unfolding of a story.

Spring's Color Wheel through BlackBerry Viewfinder

GL, 5/22/2010. Prevail.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Constellation Poem 2



Bald eagle’s descent
Wings’ even cadence in air


A puzzle of sticks
Wind moves dangling brown tendrils


White webs stitch fences
Sunlight bares their existence
Then recants to clouds.


The tree’s supple arms
Dandles birds’ nest on branches
In rhythm with wind.


Gamma Draconis
Snakes past the Little Dipper
The stars of Draco.

GL, 5/24/2010. Prevail.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Favorite flowers

Purple Iris: Shadows, Folds, Colors, and Lines through BlackBerry Viewfinder, 5/16/2010

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Constellation Poem 1

Ursa Minor


Lavender lilacs
Glowing embers of fragrance
An asterism.


The chirr of crickets
Red-winged blackbirds’ trilling calls
Appliances hum.


The Sun through branches
Light tentatively enters
Lips slightly parting.


Brown branches braided
The osprey building her nest.


Polaris, the North Star
Travelers’ guide for centuries
Ursa Minor.

GL, 5/13/2010. Prevail.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Long Eared Owl and Fledgling through BlackBerry Viewfinder on Binoculars

Long Eared Owl and Fledgling through BlackBerry Viewfinder on Binoculars, 4/23/2010

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Haiku 22


Wind surges and swells
Evergreens rock side to side
A soft cradlesong.


The bald eagle’s wings
Feathers ebbing and flowing
The pulse of a heart.


Webs ripple in Sun
White cloudscapes undulating
An alchemy pose.

GL, 5/6/2010. Prevail.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Great Blue Heron through BlackBerry Viewfinder on Binoculars

Great Blue Heron through BlackBerry Viewfinder on Binoculars, 4/21/2010

GL, 5/3/2010. Prevail.