Saturday, 31 December 2011

December 31, 2011


Year draws to a close,
last minutes seeping out now.
In with the new year.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Thursday, 29 December 2011

December 29, 2011

Heavy grey clouds hang
close to treed islands, whitecaps.
View through Active Pass.

December 28, 2011


View out my window,
bright lights, big city, rush, sound.
Vancouver still grows.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

December 27, 2011


Vancouver drizzle,
fog, wind against the window.
Not shopping weather.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

December 24, 2011


Building excitement,
it will be hard to sleep long.
Christmas is coming.

Friday, 23 December 2011

December 23, 2011


Christmas tree laden
with tinsel, ornaments, lights.
Presents crowd the base.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

December 21, 2011


Lodgepole pines glisten
with ice, a dusting of snow.
Deep green framed by white.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

December 19, 2011


Though the sky is clear
the sun doesn’t reach over
the snowy hilltops.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

December 18, 2011


Morning light glinting
off of pristine snow drifts, banks.
Bluish, bright light glows.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

December 17, 2011


Morning breezes make
the clouds leave the hills. Reveals
glimpses of blue sky.

Friday, 16 December 2011

December 16, 2011


The last few leaves hang
from frozen branches, cold, dead.
The tree waits for spring.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

December 15, 2011


Blinding whiteness greets
me through the window, snow falls.
Winter closes in.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

December 14, 2011


A light dusting of
snow covers the frozen ground.
Feels like Christmas time.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

December 13, 2011


Frantic, harried, so
many things to do and think.
Then it’s time to go.

Monday, 12 December 2011

December 12, 2011


Winter sunlight weak,
ponderously creeping in.
Warming the cat’s ears.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Saturday, 10 December 2011

December 10, 2011


Breaking dawn, soft light,
fading night, stars gone, sunrise.
Changing light, time, place.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Thursday, 8 December 2011

December 8, 2011


Assaulted by the
cold air on raw lungs, sore throat.
But I keep going.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

December 6, 2011


How can the cat know
where to find the warmest place?
Inbred heat sensors.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

December 4, 2011


Morning grey with chill
not inviting for a walk.
But fine to gaze at.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

December 3, 2011


New hair cut so short
I can feel breeze on my neck.
Reveals a new me.

Friday, 2 December 2011

December 2, 2011


Rays of sun filter
through a dirty window pane.
Bright packets of hope.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

December 1, 2011


How could it be this
month again? Before I’m done
with light, warmth, the year.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

November 29, 2011


Another grey day,
dreary, cold, silent, autumn.
Longing for the spring.

Monday, 28 November 2011

November 28, 2011


The sun reminds me
that it’s still around today.
But there is a chill.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

November 27, 2011


Lashing rain driven
by violent gusts of wind.
The autumn’s dark notes.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

November 26, 2011


The clay starts to go
out of control, slowly, fast.
Another angst bowl.

Friday, 25 November 2011

November 25, 2011


Writing my dreams down,
my art bursts forth, surprising.
Getting to know me.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

November 22, 2011


Cloudy dreary day
with dull greyness pervading.
Where is the bright sun?

Monday, 21 November 2011

November 21, 2011


Madness, bedlam, noise,
shoppers with carts laden full.
Value Village sale.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Saturday, 19 November 2011

November 19, 2011


My cat stealing my
heating pad on a cold morn.
Must we fight like this?

Friday, 18 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

November 17, 2011


Darkness filled with wind,
pouring rain, waves, aching cold.
Autumn storm season.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

November 16, 2011


Swirling leaves blown by
the howling winter wind, north.
My hair, everywhere.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

November 15, 2011


Afternoon sun comes
through my window touching blooms
of Christmas Cactus.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

November 13, 2011


Grey skies look bleak, cold,
holding the promise of rain.
But I’ll stay inside.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

Thursday, 10 November 2011

November 10, 2011


It’s someone’s birthday
today. He’s finally old
as me. For now. Ha!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

November 8, 2011


Shuffling through wet leaves
in between gravestones covered.
Autumn in Ross Bay.

Monday, 7 November 2011

November 7, 2011


Dishes piling up
endlessly needing washing.
I’ve dishwasher dreams.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Saturday, 5 November 2011

November 5, 2011


Wretchedness around,
waking up grumpy, cranky.
Must get a good sleep.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

November 3, 2011


Golden splendour in
the trees, on the ground, around.
Pretty fall colours.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

November 2, 2011


Sleeping cat near to
me, warm, content, blissful, soft.
Nature’s masterpiece.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November 1, 2011


Sleepless night, tortured
racing thoughts. Why can’t I dream?
Please, sleep, take me now.

Monday, 31 October 2011

October 31, 2011


Sunlight filtering
through bare tree branches. Autumn’s
cold breath in morning.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011

October 28, 2011


Dark, gloomy day. Rain
pounding against the window.
I should stay in bed.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

October 26, 2011


Chilly morning air
makes me pull blankets closer.
Cat cuddles nearer.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Monday, 24 October 2011

October 24, 2011


My dreams mingle with
waking hours when I feel sick.
I banish this cold.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

October 23, 2011


Plucking autumn leaves,
red, orange, gold from the grass.
Fall’s beautiful gifts.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

October 22, 2011


Stuck inside, sick, tired.
I can’t do what I want to.
Self pity prevails.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Thursday, 20 October 2011

October 20, 2011


Girls with red, walking,
commemorating forty
-one years later. Walk. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

October 19, 2011


Oh my sleepless night.
While the world sleeps I wander,
dreamless, dazed, sleepless.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

October 17, 2011


Cat doesn’t like his
regal claws clipped. Get away
my pesky humans.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

October 16, 2011


Outside my window,
there are still fresh blackberries.
Summer’s last sweet gift.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

October 15, 2011


Morning chilly air
seeping through bedroom window.
Add another quilt.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Thursday, 13 October 2011

October 13, 2011


Chinese lanterns so
orange, bright, perfect, striking.
Autumn is here now.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

October 12, 2011


Picking polished rocks
from McNeill Bay beach, strolling.
The time goes by still.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

October 11, 2011


Rain pouring down on
quiet Oak Bay, slumbering.
Thick fog rolling in.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Sunday, 9 October 2011

October 9, 2011


I am thankful for
my health, family, friends, cat.
My Thanksgiving thoughts.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

October 8, 2011


Travelling, not many
clothes to choose from, what to wear?
Inspiration strikes.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

October 6, 2011


Crisp autumn sun streams
through drawn curtains, beckoning.
Come out, run with me.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

October 5, 2011


Slowly gliding out
of port towards green islands.
Sea swallowing us.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

October 4, 2011


Running through crisp air,
the smell of sea water, clouds.
All Beach Drive beauty.

Monday, 3 October 2011

October 3, 2011


Yowling, bossy cat.
Wake up my humans, feed me,
pet me, time to play.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Saturday, 1 October 2011

October 1, 2011


Cat with bended head,
wrapped in a tight fuzzy ball.
Can I steal your warmth?

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

September 28, 2011


Sunrise through tall trees,
crisp air reminds me of Fall.
Oh for the summer.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Monday, 26 September 2011

September 26, 2011


Old Garry Oak Tree,
Cast to the ground by high wind.
Will something grow there?

Sunday, 25 September 2011

September 25, 2011


Swirling leaves and rain
carried by wild wind northward.
Clouds steal light away.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

September 24, 2011


Slow surfacing from
sleep, regaining consciousness.
Forgetting my dreams.

Friday, 23 September 2011

September 23, 2011


Sometimes I feel like
I’ll drown in the rain. Then brief
glimmers of sun come.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

September 22, 2011


Rain pouring down brings
me out of my dreams. Awake,
listening, crisp air.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

September 21, 2011


Rain falling down on
me washing away my cares.
Turning leaves falling.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

September 20, 2011


Restless cat slinking
to the window sill, watching.
Let me at those birds.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Sunday, 18 September 2011

September 18, 2011


Sun fading to clouds,
wind picking up, light fading.
Autumn is here now.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Friday, 16 September 2011

September 16, 2011


Laundromats full of
other people’s laundry, smells.
Get me out of here.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

September 15, 2011


Warm blackberry pie
with vanilla ice cream cool.
While away the night.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

September 14, 2011


Nanaimo bars are
disappearing from the pan.
Soon they’ll all be gone.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Saturday, 10 September 2011

September 10, 2011


Pushing back brambles,
Reaching high for sweet berries,
Sun-warmed blackberries.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011

September 5, 2011

Cat playing with toy
with bright feathers swirling round,
Better than live birds.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Saturday, 3 September 2011

September 3, 2011


Little Holly tree,
In your small pot, clipped, will you
become a Bonsai?

Friday, 2 September 2011

Thursday, 1 September 2011

September 1, 2011


Sun warmed blackberries,
The ripest are out of reach,
Protected by barbs.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

August 31, 2011


Warm summer sun rays,
fall through the sunroof, heating
my head and my thoughts.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011

August 29, 2011


Drowsy sleep come fast,
Take me away to the land
of dreams and darkness.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

August 28, 2011


Stargazer lilies,
Tropical fragrance wafting
through the house sweetly.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

August 27, 2011


Fragrant baking gem,
Rich chocolate brownies, Quick,
Finish baking fast!

Friday, 26 August 2011

August 26, 2011


Oh sweet custard filled
chocolate covered doughnut,
Bismark? Boston Cream?

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Monday, 22 August 2011

August 22, 2011


Tiny Chestnut tree,
Branch sloping gracefully south,
Seeking the sun out.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

August 21, 2011


Soft, warm, paws too big
for his little puppy legs,
Eight week old Boxer.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Friday, 19 August 2011

Thursday, 18 August 2011

August 18, 2011


Cascading hot pink
Geranium flowers with
dark green leaves, long stalks.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

August 16, 2011


Yowling seagull flies,
Soaring over Turkey Head,
Clanging boats nearby.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011

August 13, 2011


Tree filled mountain tops,
Bright, blue river coursing down,
Long trip to the sea.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Thursday, 11 August 2011

August 11, 2011


Lake Louise, turquoise,
blue green waters, silt magic,
High glacial peaks.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

August 10, 2011

Off the ferry now,
Finished with mechanics' bills,
Good luck come my way.

Monday, 8 August 2011

August 9, 2011

Was three years ago,
That we exchanged rings and wed,
Love grows by the day.

August 8, 2011


Lake Minnewanka,
Deep blue green waters lapping
against pebbled shore.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

August 7, 2011

Melting cheddar cheese,
Toasted warm buttery bread,
Ketchup on the side.

August 6, 2011

Teasing Fig Newtons,
Why did you get stuck in the
vending machine? Wahh!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

August 3, 2011

Heat rising off roads,
long paths winding into hills,
blue river valley.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

August 2, 2011

Haunting call, raven
somewhere in the red hills, up
in pine tree, hidden.

Monday, 1 August 2011

August 1, 2011

Shuswap lake waves come
towards sandy shore, lazy
stroll along in wind.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

July 31, 2011

Haunting owl cries near,
in the willow tree, by the
river, sunset, night.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

July 30, 2011

Northern desert land,
Kamloops heating up in day,
Night, sunset, and stars.

Friday, 29 July 2011

July 29, 2011

Passage through calm seas,
Beauty of B.C. summers,
Islands gliding by.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

July 27, 2011

Pilates on floor,
Cat through the door, watching me,
Catlates is here.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

July 26, 2011

Snoring kitty cat,
Sleeping on the couch nearby,
Fuzzy in his dreams.

Monday, 25 July 2011

July 25, 2011

Let me make my choice,
It’s my decision to make,
I’m an adult now.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Saturday, 23 July 2011

July 23, 2011

Leg up in the air,
Perfectly cleaning fur coat,
It’s the cat ballet.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

July 20, 2011

Hovering fruit flies,
The kitchen infestation,
I’ll hunt you all down.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sunday, 17 July 2011

July 17, 2011

Sweet cinnamon buns,
Baking in a hot oven,
While it’s cold outside.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

July 16, 2011

Soft sleeping kitty,
Paws outstretch, warm tummy shows,
Contented purring.

Friday, 15 July 2011

July 15, 2011

Sweet pink roses bloom
wild in Anderson Hill park,
petals softly drift.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

July 14, 2011

Sweet faced cat on couch,
Transformed to demon in bath,
How cats hate water.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

July 12, 2011

Pink begonia,
Sometimes looking orange, dark
green spade leaves reach up.

Monday, 11 July 2011

July 11, 2011

Blue campanula,
glowing purple bells, narrow
leaves, tall thin green stalk.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

July 10, 2011

Yellow roses climb,
Up the trellis, up the house,
Sharing their fragrance.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

July 9, 2011

Bonsai chestnut tree,
Green leaves fanning out from trunk,
Waiting for autumn.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Thursday, 7 July 2011

July 7, 2011

Soft summer air in
sunlit room, warm floor to lie
on and dream away.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

July 6, 2011

Tender roses bloom,
Among sharp thorns, branches dead,
Beauty eternal.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

July 5, 2011

Honeysuckle blooms,
Trailing down the fence, fragrance,
Reminds me of joy.

Monday, 4 July 2011

July 4, 2011

Great, snowy headed
Eagle perched in treetop high,
We look up to you.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

July 3, 2011

Mt. Baker snowy,
great peak, pink evening clouds high,
Sea blue depths below.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

July 2, 2011

Blue skies, busy birds,
Blooming gardens, dragonflies,
Summer brilliance.

Friday, 1 July 2011

July 1, 2011

Mock orange blossoms,
Quivering with summer breeze,
Jasmine scented bliss.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

June 30, 2011

Velvet nose, whiskers,
Green eyes, ears, soft paws, striped tail,
Everlasting warmth.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

June 29, 2011

Shimmering darkness
Aborted Leaves on trodden ground
My breath escapes me.