Shades of green

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Green everywhere – all shades, all hues, on the water, the wood, the leaves. It was as if the storm had placed a green filter over the landscape, my eyes, and my camera. Then, as if sensing my thoughts, a green heron flew out from under the dock, startled by my presence but confirming my […]

To Clouds…

Monday, June 10th, 2013

I am mesmerized by the clouds shifting forms as my imagination and dreams drift skyward. But beware! Raw energy is cloaked in the billowy softness. I awake forcibly to clouds true nature, with a flash, a rumble, and a cold rain that threaten not only comfort, but also life. Safely sheltered, but rebuked, I continue […]


Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Hidden The morning after the storms, I went looking for the vibrant flower that had hung so proudly over the garden wall. But, the rains and winds had battered her; and instead of a glorious bloom, I found her sad remains. I am too late, I thought.  Then I looked up and saw a hidden […]

Sea Grapes

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

I was lost in thoughts but you stopped me   with green leaves and pendulous fruit against a bright blue sky. You cared nothing for me, a rambler in the dunes, trying to regain her sense of  calm. You held fast to the shifting sands, effortlessly creating beauty and somehow shared your peace.  

Gulls, gulls and more gulls

Friday, January 14th, 2011

I know we have all heard the saying, “birds of a feather flock together,” but I now have proof positive that it is true! Every year in January, I attend the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville, Florida. One of the field trips advertised during the event is the Gull Fly-in at Daytona […]

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