Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Morning View


fireflies' arrival 

warmly welcomed at the  

midsummer fete  

* * * * *

resident rabbit 

and returning robin - 

breakfasters “busted”  


#2 inspired by this morning’s window view.

Bright sunshine, illuminating the animals in our garden caught

(busted) having their morning repast. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Stay At Home Reminder


calendar pings  

reminder of the past  

stay at home” order  


déjà vu  

* * * * *


Today, March 28th, my calendar note reminds me of the first day of MN Gov. Tim Walz's "Stay at Home" executive order. MN Health Department reports a new total of 441 confirmed cases. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Southern Bloom


southern bloom's
unforgettable fragrance -
left far behind

* * * * *

Photo: Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Mobile, AL had several rows of fragrant roses.
I only photographed this one.
I will miss them terribly as we're now heading north.
It's hard to believe it'll be two months before our flowers bloom.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Heart Leaves a Trace


ghosts' rocky path where  

nothing is left but the wind  

heart leaves a trace  



First settled in the late 1790s, Rocky Springs grew from a watering place along the Natchez Trace, and took its name from the source of that water - the rocky springs.

In 1860, a total of 2,616 people lived in this area covering about 25 square miles.  

Today it is a ghost town that is a segment of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, Mississippi, USA.  

This heart-shaped stone called to me.

It prompted me to imagine the 1,000's of people who walked on this path. 

Come Alive at Night


cement statues

come alive at night  

still life  

* * * * *

3/16/2023 Windrush Gardens inside Burden Gardens and Museum, Baton Rouge, LA  

Thursday, March 16, 2023



peach petals
pose for a picture -
so seductive

* * * * *

Photo The Vintage Coffee & Bar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
I frequently photograph a still life in restaurants and cafes.

More to come.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Saturday, March 11, 2023

The Last Thing


last thing to pack is
first souvenir purchased -
homeward bound

* * * * *

spring morning  

the last still life before  


* * * * *

“Homeward bound” is more poetic than factual.
We are not in a hurry to return to record-breaking snowfall.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Her Final Flight


each fallen feather
tells a story of one’s life -
her final flight

* * * * *

Still thinking of my book club friend who recently passed away.

Bedroom Walls


spring morning - 

a gray palette will match 

our bedroom walls 

Hands Are Full

  petrichor   heavy in the air   fills our hands