Birch Bark Mushroom

a transition of
sustenance to self


nestled between
the snow and log
late fall’s remains

Oak And Heuchera Juxtaposed

rain revealed
a still purple leaf
preserved by cold

Light In The Leaves

shining like gold
glowing like embers
light is life


the leaves and the grasses
even the very air
dancing to winter’s tune

The Other Cabbage Rose

paradox of the purple bloom
petals holding both
snow and sun

The Maple That Is Sunshine

like splashes
of the sun
fall’s fine finish

Circle Of Life

woven together
departure and arrival

The Leaves’ Lullaby

a song
made of silence
in the falling hush

Halloween Bunting

banners wave
the hunting party gathers
to stalk their candy prey


I gloried
in the maple
taking her color as my strength

The Princess Tree

voluminous pink
in every shade and hue
adorned her


a potent joy
in the brightness
of crabapples

The Dear Nearness Of The Wilderness

miles of mountains
populated only by trees
as it should be

Watercolored World

the edges
between everything