Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Morning After Rains Moisture Brings

Crocus raindrop spheres
forms of light and shadow
beyond purple white macro
mountain comforter cloud adheres

Monday, March 30, 2009

A Seasonal Ritual Ends Work is Never Done!

Now with the warmer days and nights sugar farmers are taking down their buckets and cleaning their sugarhouses. All the snow has nearly melted here and the excitement of springs return is seen in the flights of birds, sprouts of plant and cracking calyxes or sepals on shrubs and trees. Roger must go out into his sugar orchard, also known as sugar bush... to gather all his tubing and buckets for cleaning and storage. It is a great deal of work and I so appreciate my pure syrup all the more, for understanding all the talent and hard work that goes into the making of it. I am thankful for the trees ... for the climate that allows them to grow and flourish in states all across the north, and for Roger and others like him, who continue to harvest this gift of Rock Maple trees. We must take care of our earth, for we are all stewards of this planet, and must be guardians for future generations so that they too will enjoy this magical spring ritual.

Again Happy Spring! On to the next seasonal rituals; taking note of returning birds, of dividing plants, having stern, strong conversations with the deer and the continued clean up from last fall and winter. Not to forget to enjoy ... to simply be within the garden and nature and try to feel as one with it.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rolling Hills Waking Hellebores

Spring Flowering Families Iridaceae and Liliaceae

Tiny fragile life continues to yawn and stretch 
blades piercing layers of softening earth 
colorful sepals and petals unfurl slicing
air creating spacial dialogue between
canopies of tiny plant reaching
up towards stick like shrubs 
below giant trees seeming 
unending and strong
yet these small 
bulbs endure
cold, moles,
voles to

Friday, March 27, 2009

Flames of Red Orange Flames of Iris Blue

Spring clean up is under way
one lonely iris out to stay
more will follow in days ahead
fire work has me full of dread.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Amaryllis Hippeastrum Forms and Ruminations VI

Sun fire washes red into orange yellow
younger buds unfurling red more mellow
rays through glass create sun bubbles
floating in a splash of red yellow petals
fully blown open not a perfect poem
a study of vibrant color and form.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Amaryllis Hippeastrum Forms and Ruminations V

Grand finale bursting trumpets
red flares petals in threes
corolla inner and outer wings
echo sextet in stamen things
filaments rise lines to anthers
pollen dust capsules fertilize
solo sticky stigma hidden notes to life
reside within chambers out of sight

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Studies in Lavender Pink and Cobalt Blue

Mountains lie beneath pink sky
rose blossoming clouds float by
while jet black crows fly high
dendrobium orchids multiply
lavender mauve flowers please the eye
sweet subtle fragrance spills nearby

Monday, March 23, 2009

Amaryllis Hippeastrum Forms and Ruminations IV

Parting red buds petals unfurling
separating sepals once green unveiling
dwarf viridescent stems inching high
pushing towards warm light and sky
crown of ruby swollen flower wings
expand on tall jade wand of cellular rings.

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