Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rainy Morning

I watch falling rain
Create concentric circles
In the river's flow.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Our lives are filled with mileposts, large and small.  Birthdays, anniversaries, salary raises, first date, first kiss, graduation, and others; so many mileposts make up a life.  I have reached two small mileposts.  This is my 200th blog entry, and I have finished a journal.  I am ready to continue on with more blog entries, and I have a new crisp journal to fill.

Congratulations to all of you that have reached a milepost today!  Best wishes for continuing on your journey!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Evening Walk

Tonight on Mollie's and my evening walk we notice the neighbors home warm with light, while we walk through a cool blue dusk.

From a hillside home
The golden warmth of light glows
In contrast to dusk.

And after lunch I saw a garden filled with chrysanthemums on my way back to work.

Yellow, Purple, Red
Autumn Chrysanthemums
In Clumps of Bright Blooms.

River Reflections

River Reflections
Of Yellow Cottonwood Trees
And Red Dogwood Leaves.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This morning's walk

October morning
Now only yellow leaves dance
Weather changes - rain ....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Autumn Color

A clump of yellow
Nestled by dark evergreen
Autumn aspen leaves.

Fossil imprint on Tintic Quartzite Boulder

The rock I sit on
Holds imprints of ripple marks
From an ancient sea.


"We're all unique, just never in the ways we imagine." - The Forgotten Garden  by Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, originally published in Australia by Allen & Unwin in 2008.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A curve of petals
Gracefully reveals a bud...
The bloom of a rose.

Not Yet Frost!

A misting of dew
Glistens in the rising sun
On the fallen leaves.


A garden filled
with a fading abundance
Awaits the first frost.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Mountain sumac leaves
Blaze in bright autumn color
Their final hurrah!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rainbows - Beginning & End

I woke this morning to a much needed autumn rain.  The rain clouds defused the morning light creating a yellow-gold glow which highlighted the edges of the mountain cliffs.  The rain saturated the autumn colors- orange, red, yellow and green against the black trunks of maple trees.  The wet intensified the scent of autumn, the scent of damp earth, and ripening acorns.  Mollie and I enjoyed our walk through the rain and were gifted with the beauty of a morning rainbow.  It is lovely to have your day begin with the gift of a rainbow.

As the day continued, we experience a variety of weather, including rain, hail, thunder, sunshine, and cloud cover.

Then on our evening walk, just before sunset in the canyon, the sun broke though.  Looking up the canyon, Mollie and I viewed an evening rainbow.  What loveliness to have a day begin and end with the beauty of a rainbow.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Autumn Colors

Zackery & I create watercolor leaves and paper sculpture trees.  Zack likes red, black and blue leaves.  My leaves are yellow, green, orange, and brown.  Earlier in the week, I helped students create similar paper sculpture trees at a workshop at work.
Snapdragon petals
Move like lips looking for words
Then... out flies a bee.