Apple Tree Offering

her limb
heavy with ripeness
presenting gifts

A Marriage Of Maple And Birch

and yet

Another Gift Freely Given

a generous benefactor
the forest’s shade
on a hot summer day

The Fields Green

spring takes hold
birch raise their chartreuse flag

Black Rock

big slice of
flourless chocolate cake
a forest sized serving

Another New Snow

the white on white
of birch in snow
a calming quietude

Birch Bark Mushroom

a transition of
sustenance to self

Tall Tales Told

I stood with the trees
listening to them
share their stories


I gave
my heart to nature
now I am never alone

Three Birch By The Barn Door

these friends
experience, strength and hope
my life’s companions

They Dwell Together

length of birch
layers of brick
swirling of snow

The Dream After Waking

dawn reveals
the frosted woods
a lingering sugerplum dream

The Old Birch Disrobed

takes her
seasons dress her

Milkweed Snow

the snow
before the snow
beginnings in endings

The Birch Glittering

like being lifted
into heaven
living in so much beauty

Color Burns In The Rain

maple flames
birch trails
white smoke

Watching The Clouds Parade

this rightful place
at river’s edge
near summer’s end

In The Enormous Woods There Perches A Tiny Soul

feathered emerald
the size
of a birch leaf