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
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
summer’s bloom

Raspberry Crabapple

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