Maple on Birch


at meadow’s edge
maple turns
summer’s page

Stand Out


spotlight of sun
backdrop of woodland shade
flowering stalk takes a star turn

Flowering Light


perfectly composed
by the side of the road
sunshine and shade

Garden Table


tucked between
the old tree and flower bed
wrought iron respite

Defiance

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blazing colors
defy the drought
and celebrate the heat

Retreat

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cool earth dust baths
in the shelter of shade
chickens get-a-way

Wild Fire

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deep in the shade
wild columbine’s
embers burn

Divinity Blooms

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of one nature
is trillium’s trinity
her triptych in the woods

Hedonist

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a decadence
of earthly pleasures
oh the primrose path

Allowance

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I am seen
by the knowing yellow eye
and allowed audience

Sunflowers

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beaming in the hot sun
best beheld from the cool
depths of woodland shade

For Equilibrium

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sit a bit
in the shelter of the shade
and watch the day wander by

The Look

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breath held
drawing strength from stillness
mother eyes the giant intruder