Category: Summer

Two Butterfly Poems

Karl saw a monarch butterfly yesterday, in the yard.

home from mailing
poetry notes
monarch butterfly
greets me
at the back door

A poem from my archives, and reprinted at Poems For Bulletin Boards.

bright sunny day
and steadily they go by . . .
monarchs flying south

As Karl said, “Their epic journey.”

This was September 17, 2014.

August Poems

late summer garden
and the lake in sun
blessings of friendship

August 11, 2014

late summer
one daylily blooms
in the garden

August 17, 2015

after the storm
bird on a branch
of the broken tree

August 29, 2018

Saturday afternoon
yellow flowers
on a table in the sun

August 24, 2019

late August
and still Summer
bees and goldenrod
by a sunny window
on a quiet morning

August 30, 2021
WestWard Quarterly, Summer 2022

Bee and Flowers Reusable Art

summer evening

summer evening
quiet music and
a few Psalms
new evergreen growth
still in the sun

The day is thine, the night also is thine:
thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 74: 16-17 (KJV)

July to August

This is a beautiful time of year. Daylilies and hosta bloom.

July 14, 2019
July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020

Garden journal photos of hosta are by Karl.