Thursday, November 29, 2012

Orange-y rust patina on a 'road' sign in an old cemetery...I guess 'Maple" would be an okay address to be buried in...

linked to orange u glad

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


in nearby room
giggles and excited whispers
it's sleep-over night

linked to theme thurs; Whispers


I just did not know
 sharing the depths of your soul
you changing my world


delayed reaction
to all that has gone before
guide us tomorrow

linked to haiku sensational; Reaction

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nov. Flowers

Two of the last flowers left in town....Snow showers today......Winter is on its way...

linked to nf bio-ma

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day-ly Moon

tidal change coming
awaiting fullness of moon 
shine over waters
refracted from sun
orb brims with luminescence 
lighting my dark way

linked to tackle it tues; Moonlight

Quiet Times

comfort in silence
 side by side we sit so close
yet love speaks volumes

linked to carpe diem; LOVE

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012


broken birches
once noble symbol of myth
brutal tree fungus

The birch trees in many parts of New England are dying or dead.  A horrible fungal disease has decimated them, and I am sad to think these lovely trees may never again be seen lining nearby roadways and wooded areas. 

linked to carpe diem; Silver Birch


uninteresting dull
no art theatre or music
cultural desert

linked to haiku heights; Desert

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Sharing the joy of living in a beautiful seaside town

linked to share the joy
  and   orange u glad

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012


wild roses bloom
across a busy street I pause
delicious fragrance

linked to carpe diem; Rose


This prompt got me thinking about gathering rosebuds 'whilst ye may', and then a song started in my head. Remember the grade-school singing of 'We gather together to ask the lord's blessing'?

Yes, Thanksgiving is certainly a time to tune in to giving thanks for everyday, and for everything we've got -food, family, and a warm hearth.  When my family was together during the holiday, we'd go around the table and take our turn recounting that for which we were grateful. On the spur of the moment, and depending on the age of the family member, some of the comments were amusing.  But the message was received, and we all ate the turkey with smiles on our faces.

So, we all need to gather our rosebuds while we may...

linked to 2shoes tues; Gather

Sunday, November 18, 2012


light mist in sea air
morning breaking on harbor
stillness of dawn

linked to carpe diem; Mist


bonds of love
intimate sisterhood
kindred spirits

linked to carpe diem; Relationship

Saturday, November 17, 2012

white peony bows
weighted with virginal dreams
 soft petals weeping

linked to carpe diem; Issa's Peony

Friday, November 16, 2012

Jade Emperor

god of taoism
realms of existence to rule 
head of parthenon

linked to carpe diem; Jade

testing life waters
 drown or swim ashore
to meet the dawn light

linked to haiku my heart

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's Still Life...

Cezanne painting glows
brilliant apples kitchen cloth
warm happy feeling

linked to carpe diem; Still Life

Red Leaves

clinging to their source
red leaves shaken to the core
hell, no, we won't go

linked to hump-day haiku

Down to the Water

linked to water world wednesday


fierce wind blows through town
dust paper trees strewn about
children stay indoors

linked to haiku sensational; Fierce

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hero's Gift

wisdom from recent past
where there is love there is life
Gandhi's thoughts and words

Gandhi's thoughts and words
guiding all in peaceful ways
lessons to reflect

linked to carry on tuesday
   and    carpe diem; Hero

Monday, November 12, 2012


tinkling drops
catch my eye
and my heart

My first haiku (?) without counting syllables....It is very freeing....

linked to carpe diem; Fountain

Sunday, November 11, 2012


every morning is a struggle
to drag myself out of bed
when will this lethargy end
and I move this body of lead

I know the circumstance
is all inside my head
find a new path of thought
that's what my therapist said

linked to OSI; Struggle

safe harbor

Lighthouse and granite breakwater protect the harbor.......

A different view of the harbor and breakwater....The building is an historic, soon to be repurposed, marine paint factory...

linked to sunday in my city

Saturday, November 10, 2012

collecting on glass
 tea pot steaming warm liquid
new year chill dispelled

linked to carpe diem; Special #6


the lenten altar 
  purple shrouded crucifix
 invisible sight

linked to carpe diem; Violet

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


 planet of stardust
from space blue oceans dancing 
with swirling white clouds  

linked to haiku my heart

Beach bridge

Full moon tide overflowing creek banks....This bridge leads to the gorgeous beach below, but on this day, I had to do some wading...

linked to midweek blues
  and    nf waters


tongue like a knife blade
dull until sharpened to cut
with inspiration from hell

linked to haiku sensational; Dull

Sunday, November 4, 2012

the Right Whale?

The swelling, tumultuous ocean spewed a dead whale from her depths onto the shore. Over the next day or two, many visitors scrambled over the rocky coast to see, and smell, the rotten carcass. The key idea of the city was to leave the right-whale there, and enable the natural process of predators and putrefaction to do their work. 

Then came 'superstorm Sandy', and she did not agree that this body held any charm at all.  So Sandy's wrathful seas pushed the stinking whale body nearer to the road, too close to the high-end homes.  

An urgent call for volunteers and marine professionals went out. They came and carved the flesh from the bone, with an upbeat attitude and covered noses, and sent the skeleton to a New England museum.  

The natural order of things.....

This story is true....
linked to sunday whirl

We Remember Them

times heals the pain of grief
though the mourning never ends
heal thyself is my belief
gift of love time sends

Sunday services were focussed on remembering loved ones now passed, as it was All Souls Sunday.  I paraphrased what I learned, and wrote what I felt.  My sister's memory, as well as my mom and dad's, is always with me, but, as much as I hated hearing "Time heals all wounds", I really think time has assuaged the raw and sharp sorrow.

linked to sunday scribblings:  Heal

Saturday, November 3, 2012

rainbow bridge


we will meet again
through curtain of mist o'er bridge
wondrous reunion

joyous times now past
meeting again in new love
to hold you once more

linked to carpe diem; Rainbow


earth beauty abounds
field lake ocean mountain-top
home for all creatures

linked to haiku heights
      and   OSI

To me, squirrels are not pests - they are entertainers!  This guy/girl visits daily, and his/her incredible positions, balance, and resourcefulness are always delightful...... 

linked to camera critters

Friday, November 2, 2012

fragile tender leaf
slipping to earth with a sigh
ending a season

linked to haiku my heart


These tropical blossoms caught my eye in Bermuda....Does anyone recognize them?

linked to floral friday

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I shot this a few days before the 'superstorm' - now all is bare and brown....

linked to orange u glad