Category: Trees

Bloganuary Prompt for January 31, 2023

Where is the best place to watch the sunset near you?

Yesterday, I listened to music and watched the day end from my study window. Usually, I write about the morning light. I thought about the evergreens and their presence through the days and seasons.

Two haiku from my archives:

in golden light

wind uplifting
the branches of trees

Post reprinted from December 17, 2021.

Bloganuary Prompt Today

Describe your perfect birthday cake.
Bloganuary Prompt for January 28, 2023

This prompt brings back memories of working in a bakery when I was in high school. Sometimes the manager shared a beautiful cake with all of us. My father shopped at the store too. He bought rolls, and my mother baked cookies and cakes.

I am seeing some winter poems. Yesterday, snow at rest on branches, and a few are broken. Old trees and strong winds. Robins will return.


Saturday, November 19, 2022. Grey sky and Norway spruce tree by my computer windows.

The work of everyday life, with gratitude. The last few weeks, I have been listening to Thanksgiving: A Windham Collection (1998 Windham Hill Records). Timeless music and peaceful.

It is interesting how a few images can offer inspiration. This year the yellow chrysanthemum on the old green chair near the forsythia offers so much beauty. This is a sheltered place, near the cedar garage and cedar fence that Karl built.

And the cedar tree.

Garden Journal
New Year 2020
Photo by Karl

The weather changes

The weather changes and there is snow on the seawalls, the ash tree stump and hosta plants, and the goldenrod that grew tall.

morning work
in the kitchen
peaceful time

study window
evergreens and sky
November winds

two poems

Lake Michigan winds
a tiny bird
seeks shelter
by the kitchen window

grey beautiful sky
evergreen trees
and short days
soon to be decorated
with holiday lights

November 2013