Thursday, October 30, 2014

a humble clay pot

what is it about you
i find
so beautiful?

why do you evoke
such emotion
in me?

The garden shop was filled with colorful  mums and bright shiny containers but it was this lone empty pot that stood out to me.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."  ~Leonardo Da Vinci

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


the table is set

come, let us taste 
of autumn's abundance

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
                                                 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 27, 2014

exiting and entering

leaving the safety 
of sweet mother's womb
you entered the world
tiny grandson

to see, hear,
taste and

all things new

After meeting sweet Griffin Davis, we left the hospital to pick up his big brother Graham. Just a few blocks down the street i noticed this beautiful entrance to a park. We had time to “exit” the street we were on and “enter” what turned out to be a magical place. The colors and feel of fall were present in exceeding abundance. Who would have known such a place existed right off the busy byway. Ah yes, there are times in our life when we need to “exit” what has become normal to experience something more than we dare imagine. 

"Every exit is an entrance somewhere else. "    anon.

“Enter into the joy of your Master.”  Mt. 25:23

*The photo of Griffen was taken by his beautiful mother, Denise.

The park we visited is Antioch Park in Kansas City.

Monday, October 20, 2014

october wish

would it were
that changes in me
could be like those
of the maple tree

in autumn

"I'm so glad i live in a world where there are Octobers."  
~L.L. Montgomery, Ann of Green Gables

Saturday, October 18, 2014



"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple,  that's creativity."    ~Chalres Magnus

Friday, October 17, 2014

sunrise in morning fog

when heavy fog
is due
i rise early

moved by mystery
and the gradual unveiling
that makes common things

it never seems to fail
that i am changed too 

as night gives way

“I find it particularly exciting when a picture evokes anything near that word, ‘mystery’.” – Jeff Mermelstein

"Every sunrise gives us one more day to hope."  anon.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

autumns green

another rainy day calls
come out!”

without  a doubt
i accept the invitation
expecting myriads of color

and am not disappointed
it IS october after all

the brightest, boldest
most energetic
of months

but today there seems  
a reluctance in the woods
to surrender the power  
of green’s


"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

surprised as i was by green today
i know nature will soon give way 
to the yellows, browns, and reds
and we will all be blessed by autumns warmth

for a little while

then winter white
will round the bend
but shortly thereafter rescind
to green

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we scarcely mark their progress."   ~Charles Dickens

Sunday, October 12, 2014

in memory

you have gone home
my friend
never again
to suffer pain
or sorrow 

thank you
for helping me see 
by your life and
your death
that faith will
carry one through 

a new dawn
a new day

Yesterday morning at 8:30 i was in Kansas City lifting my 2 year old grandson from his crib to greet the new day. At the same time my dear friend Linda Young was lifted by her heavenly Father from the bed she lay in at Midland Hospice House. She was taken from a world under blanket of darkness into the light and glory of an eternal new day.  I am saddened but grateful. 

"It is always good to know if only in passing, a charming human being; it refreshes our lives like flowers and woods and clear brooks. " ~George Eliot

I was blessed to know Linda more than “in passing”. Oh, how she refreshed me. I hope you have someone in your life that you can say the same of. Perhaps even today you can let them know that they are like a “clear gurgling brook” in your life. 

“….For we have been called out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1Peter 2:9

Saturday, October 11, 2014

in her wake

autumn steals across the land
expanding me
with her

"Methinks I see the sunset light flooding the river valley, the western hills stretching to the horizon, overhung with trees gorgeous and glowing with the tints of autumn--a mighty flower garden, blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, Frost..."~John Greenleaf Whittier, "Pantucket Falls"

Thursday, October 9, 2014

autumn thunderstorm

it’s raining in t. town today

trees bend and sway
as thunder roars

and sheets of rain pour diagonally 
across my view

the thirsty prairie breathes a sigh
and i again remember why

i love these days

fragrance, coolness, surprise
all send my heart reeling

stealing the harshness of drought
and the doubt

that all will be well

An Addendum:
Why even the city streets shine 
under the rains sublime refreshment!

Monday, October 6, 2014

aquaintances or pals?

i like to think of them
meeting every morning
about the same time
say a quarter til nine

chatting 'bout the weather
the neighborhood
and whether they would rather
hunt alone
or together that day

yes, i’m sure of it

they are buddies, mates
call it what you may
they each make the other’s day


"Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly. "  ~George McDonald    

Sunday, October 5, 2014


whenever i see
a path in a 

it always does me

to follow

"Sometimes Thou may'st walk in Groves, which being full of Majestie will much advance the Soul."
                   -  Thomas Vaughan

Friday, October 3, 2014

found art

on this rainy day
plans change
and i find myself
in alleyways

for masterpieces
not planned by man 

the work of wind

and soon i am whispering a sigh
for what is


“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” – Robert Doisneau