Thursday, August 21, 2014

A distant rumbling
Flashes change night into day
Electric evening

Monday, August 18, 2014

A silent landing,
quilt of unique perfection,
glistening petals.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mississippi trip
Varied landscapes flying by
Most humid I'd known

--
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will
flow into you as sunshine flows into trees."
-- John Muir
Sudden memories
Brought by Mrs Robinson
High school mission trip

--
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will
flow into you as sunshine flows into trees."
-- John Muir

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Granite veins flow through
Seams of pine, washing away
My city worries

Friday, August 15, 2014

Miles in the mountains
Marmots crawl under boulders
Views overwhelming

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Inspiring beauty
Fragile wings, endless travel.
Monarch mariposa

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pull, toss, pull, toss, pull.
A meditative rhythm.
Away, cursed weeds!

Haikus

Sunset walk around
swampy lake. Dandelion
seeds decorate webs.

Simpson Lake paddle
Windless, cloudyish, so green.
Missouri summer.

Eight-foot sunflowers
Vines collapsing their cages
Verdant vegetables

Day of crying skies.
No swim camp means cranky kids.
Wish I could send moisture west.

Missing longtime friends
Wilting in the soupy air
Good time to paddle

Not sure which I'll miss
more : the mountains or my friends
Both so beautiful

Serenity now
At sunset in the moonlight.
Love. Beauty. Baileys.

Morning on the trail
Afternoon paddleboarding;
A perfect schedule

Beauty in lake form
Boulders, trees, peaks and storm clouds
Clear waves rippling

Spotting a rainbow
From a majestic vista
Making memories