Late Bloom

dahlia’s delicacy
in counterpoint
to fall’s exuberance

Quickly The Mood Of Each Moment Shifts

light and shadow
chase each other
across the landscape

Beautiful Goodbyes

as colors fade
the intricacies
of structure emerge


Autumn Palette

weather spins
the color wheel
to unending appeal

Snail’s Pace

gorgeous October days
ever so slowly
we tuck the garden in



into the misty unknown
carry your dreams
while seeking the sun

Yellow House With Chrysanthemums

presided throughout
house and garden

Autumn In The Meadow

the light
more precious
as darkness nears

Petal Flake Snowball

white hydrangea
the snow
before the snow

While Monarchs Have Departed The Butterfly Bush Blooms On

the nourishment
of beauty
soul food

Rhythm Of The Seasons

a syncopation
of changing colors
fall’s visual music



not to be outdone
by turning maples
the stoplight dahlia

If Summer Could Go On Forever

sunflowers would
shine their cheerful light
through winter’s dark night

Like Lovers Parting

monarch and flower
kissed by the sun
one final embrace
before the journey’s begun


“I can’t hear you.
Say it in my ear”
“I said I think we lost the ball.”


autumn’s intensity
of color and light
renews my spirit

Frost Dodger

as summer wanes
each flower more precious
for the precariousness