Field Colleague


we share a moment
then take off
to our work

Savoring The Sunshine


summer has not yet
opened the gate
to fall

Feverfew By The Fence

the second bloom
an insurance
of immortality

Queen Anne and Goldenrod

the meadow
arranges
a fall display

Essential Elements

steel heron
waits by stone bowl
filled with rain

House Wren On The Garden Rail


where to stay?
when all the world
is home

The Frog Overseer


from his porch perch
supervising
summer’s bloom

Raspberry Crabapple

birdhouse
beneath a bower
of blossoms

You Can (But You Can’t) Fence Me In

the dandelions corralled
but their wishes
cannot be contained

Spring Fling

the rock garden
a riot of color
bursting into bloom

The Truth Of Scale


the proportion between
bird box and forest trees
makes me right sized

Vicarious Warmth


far off
in the distance
four fields bathe in the sun

Directions Home


at the fence end
the birdhouse’s front yard
a round of iris pods

Parallel Purposes


stretched across the landscape
train tracks and phone lines
corn rows and pasture fences

Holding Whatever Is Offered


the pasture
empty of cows
filling with snow

A Question Worth Asking


will they take our coats
and turn them into socks and sweaters
for themselves