Monday, December 31, 2012

December 31, 2012


Seagull on ramp, waves
covering his orange feet.
And the rain comes down.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 30, 2012


Rushing from one place
to another, searching for
something. Then go home.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

December 28, 2012


Snuggling in cashmere
with a heating pad in bed.
Warm and toasty bliss.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

December 27, 2012


The crush of people
searching for great deals and steals.
Boxing Day shopping.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23, 2012


Pines covered in snow
line the high hill by the house.
They look like Christmas.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22, 2012


Outside the window
I view the fresh snow sparkling.
People shovel out.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17, 2012


Planting spring bulbs in
pots outside my door while the
rain pelts down on me.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16, 2012


The wind lashes on
the trees and they scrape windows.
I curl up with tea.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

December 14, 2012


Holiday parties,
it’s good to see old friends and
make new ones. Christmas.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13, 2012


Olympic mountains
with freshly fallen bright snow.
The sea laps calmly.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 10, 2012


Speckled birds hiding
in the low hedge waiting, but
then they fly away.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Saturday, December 08, 2012

December 8, 2012


Chill air greets me as
I walk out my back door, wrap
my wool coat tighter.

Friday, December 07, 2012

December 7, 2012


Seagulls playing in
the brisk wind by the ocean.
They sail high upwards.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

December 6, 2012


River otter eats
crab while seagulls squawk at him.
But he doesn't care.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

December 5, 2012


Pebbles thrown up from
the ocean’s depths wait for waves
to carry them back.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Monday, December 03, 2012

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

November 30, 2012


Driftwood piled up on the
abandoned beach, silence, peace.
Waves slide in and out.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012


White caps take the beach
from you and me, but leave it
for the birds and fish.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012


The beach is quiet,
except for crunch of gravel
under crows’ small feet.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 27, 2012


Lighthouse in the pale
morning sun, welcomes boats in
to the little bay.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 25, 2012


Sunshine on the beach,
while I run by and look at
the sea and the birds.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 24, 2012


Busy folks shopping.
Parking lots crammed with cars, trucks.
It’s close to Christmas.

Friday, November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012


Aftermath of storm
leaves beach strewn with rocks and logs.
But dogs can play now.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November 22, 2012


The view from King George
Terrace is so beautiful,
my cares fade away.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21, 2012


Logs floating out to
sea, with no beach to rest on.
Wild winter weather.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012


Soaked through to the skin,
shivering with cold and damp.
A heroic walk.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

November 18, 2012


Sea ducks swim towards
the shore, then they turn and take
flight in a V shape.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

November 17, 2012


Busy streets filled with
bustling shoppers and parade
onlookers, Christmas.

Friday, November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012


Sunlight bursts through clouds,
lighting the ocean, mountains.
I relish the light.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012


Old logs wash up on
the beach filled with cast off things.
Wind carries my breath.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012


Dew on the long grass
with sunlight sparkling, beauty.
I walk by and smile.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 13, 2012


Men and women with
robes and festive coloured hoods.
Convocation time.

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012


Christmas cactus with
bright blooms, abundant, early.
Red and pink flowers.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 11, 2012


I sit inside while
wind lashes the trees and house.
Poppies on my mind.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012

November 9, 2012


White orchid with its
cascading blooms tinged with pink.
It lights up the room.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

November 8, 2012


Crow flies up beside
me on a cold, green railing.
Then he glides away.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

November 7, 2012


Dark clouds over the
ocean, but then the sun shines
as I walk and breath.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

November 6, 2012


Seal rolling in the
calm seas off of Cattle Point.
Scaring up breakfast.

Monday, November 05, 2012

November 5, 2012


Heron annoyed by
battling seagulls and seaducks.
When will I catch lunch?

Sunday, November 04, 2012

November 4, 2012


Waves clash together,
while the sun tries to peak through
thick clouds in the sky.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

November 3, 2012


Trimming the pots to
ready them for the hot kiln.
Then I will glaze them.

Friday, November 02, 2012

November 2, 2012


Pale sunlight on sea,
barely visible through fog.
Seagulls, fog horns, waves.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

November 1, 2012


Mysterious fog,
frightening jack-o-lanterns-
it’s not Hallowe’en?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012


Fog banks won’t reveal
the mountain vistas I miss.
The rain continues.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012


Ducks bob on the sea,
in the pouring rain, diving,
for a good morsel.

Monday, October 29, 2012

October 29, 2012


Bird hopping through bush,
camouflaged by spots and brown.
Little beating heart.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 28, 2012


Out of my comfort
zone, wandering aisles, strange store.
Looking for something.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 27, 2012


Mountain Ash berries
hang heavy outside my place.
Waiting for birdies.

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012


Crows at the lookout
waiting for a meal or crumb.
Patience is golden.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25, 2012


Last of the berries
fall to the dew covered ground.
The sun hides away.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012


Rising above the
strait, the sea, majestic Mt.
Baker, white, snow capped.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 21, 2012


Shaking apples down
from high in the tree. Now I
make sweet applesauce.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 20, 2012


Choosing the colours
that I will glaze with today.
Painting and dipping.

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012


Dark clouds crowd the sky,
making me dress in layers.
But it does not rain.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012


After the wind storm,
conkers on the ground reveal
their shiny chestnuts.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012


Blazing red trees line
the boulevards and the streets.
Autumn has arrived.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 14, 2012


Rain pounding the parched
earth, pelting at my window.
Oh what a drab day.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 11, 2012


Crows dropping nuts on
the road and checking their work.
Then they fly away.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

October 9, 2012


Bending in strange ways,
who knew I could do this pose.
Morning yoga fun.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

October 4, 2012


Waning moon looks down
on me, as I walk by sea.
Soon it will be full.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

October 3, 2012


Hawk circling high up
above me, searching, scouring,
the ground for his lunch.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

October 1, 2012


In the morning, there
is a nip to the air, that
makes me grab a coat.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 30, 2012


Running by the dew
soaked grass, seeing my breath in
the crisp autumn air.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012


Mount Baker shrouded
by clouds, in the distance, lost.
But I know it’s there.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012


Crow balances on
slender branch, bending toward
ground, then flies away.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012


A multitude of
bird songs fill my ears with joy.
I walk for new songs.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

September 22, 2012


Small river otter
babies hunting in the bay.
Sleek shining heads, tails.

Friday, September 21, 2012

September 21, 2012


Vintage dresses so
 carefully sewn in bright silks.
When can I wear you?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 18, 2012


Early morning I
see otters, birds, deer, and seals.
Wildlife rules my walks.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012


Oregon grape plant,
resplendent with berries, red
leaves. A sign of fall.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15, 2012


Pink, orange sky, calm,
blue sea. An Impressionist’s
dream. I gaze in awe.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012


As the leaves commence
their change in colour, falling,
I stroll by the sea.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012


Love is knowing that
you don’t want to get up from
snuggling in your bed.

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10, 2012


Oh what fierce brambles
guard your sweetness, blackberries.
But you are worth it.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

September 9, 2012


Running down Beach Drive
staring out at the ocean.
Listening to breath.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

September 8, 2012


Bird songs pervasive,
pleasing, through the sweet, warm air.
I listen in awe.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

September 5, 2012


Dew drops on grass, lit
by early morning sunshine.
Orange glowing sea.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

September 4, 2012


Two fawns, munching on
the golf course greens, stare at me.
Wide eyes, innocence.

Monday, September 03, 2012

September 3, 2012


Mist rolling in from
the sea, hiding islands, boats.
A lone crow flies by.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

September 2, 2012


Whirling through the air
on a ride at the fair. Fun,
bright colours around.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

September 1, 2012


Dew stays on the grass
for longer each day, colder.
Autumn approaches.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012


Fawns crossing the street
gingerly, after their mom.
Each day they grow more.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012


Sweet strawberries from
the garden, warmed by the sun.
Hoping for more soon.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012


Pink and orange clouds
on the horizon, daybreak.
The ocean reflects.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August 26, 2012


Watching the washer
spin around with suds, water.
It’s monotonous.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 25, 2012


Crows on the beach call
out to crows in high treetops.
In bush small birds hide.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

August 23, 2012


Winds blow off the sea
bringing new smells and fun for
birds, seagulls and crows.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 22, 2012


Swallows dart from hedge
to air with loud bursts of songs.
I wonder at them.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012


Late blooming lady
slipper orchid, green, purple.
A gift from nature.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19, 2012


Seal glides by heron
while baby otters swim with
their mother in sea.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 18, 2012


A bright sunny day
blighted by clouds and cold wind.
It’s not a beach day.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 16, 2012


Cat with paw outstretched
cleans between his toes, back, tail.
Then he stares at me.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012


Triplet fawns growing
by the week, learning from mom.
Big eyes, big ears, spots.

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012


First blackberries, tart,
not sweet enough yet. I have
berry eagerness.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

August 12, 2012


Doe with spotted twins
steps forward to shield them. But
I mean you no harm.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

August 11, 2012


Seagull sits on top
of chimney squawking loudly.
Is it his grand house?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

August 9, 2012


My love for you has
grown deeper over the years.
You are my true love.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

August 8, 2012


Heron and crow watch
the grey skies, grey water, waves.
The rain falls on us.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

August 6, 2012


Mother duck, with her
ducklings all in a row fast
to follow downstream.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

August 5, 2012


Pack of three wolves howl
together, as one. First one,
then all, then none. Peace.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Friday, August 03, 2012

Thursday, August 02, 2012

August 2, 2012


Canada geese glide
like swans over the calm sea.
Crows nearby observe.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

August 1, 2012


First dragonfly of
the season flits by me quick.
Bright glimmering blue.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012


Sun on the maple
tree turning its leaves golden.
Swaying in the wind.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012


Sleeping cat doesn’t
know that I’m watching him doze.
Does he dream of fish?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012


Sunny summer day,
feel not a care in the world.
Strolling in the warmth.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012


Fresh lettuce from the
garden, so tender, tasty.
Hoping for more soon.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012


Sunlight hits the leaves
of the Aloe vera plant.
Bright green and growing.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012


Wind whistling outside
my window, rain, sun, blue skies.
What will the day bring?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22, 2012


Misty rain dewing
on the links along the sea.
Grey skies don’t deter.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012


Bird conversations
in trees, loud, above my head.
What are they saying?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012


Strawberry finches
chase coy mates around the golf
course and down Beach Drive.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012


Little birdies lead
me down the path flying in
front then hiding, gone.

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012


Droplets on my car
streaming away with speed, wind.
Sunlight coming down.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July 15, 2012


Overcast Oak Bay
with mist makes for fine running.
Scenery abounds.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012


Thunder scares cat and
he snuggles against me, mute.
Sheet lightning outside.

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012


Crashing thunder storm
draws me out of my dreams fast.
Then the rain comes down.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 12, 2012


What a beautiful day
to wear bright tangerine clothes.
The warm sun shines down.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012


Empty days and nights.
No purpose to what happens.
Boredom haunts me.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 10, 2012


Small crow feather flies
in the light wind of today.
Glimmering black-blue.

Monday, July 09, 2012

July 9, 2012


Little bird collects
downy feathers for her nest.
Flies away from me.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Saturday, July 07, 2012

July 7, 2012


Canada geese call
in the silence of morning.
The sun shines through haze.

Friday, July 06, 2012

July 6, 2012


Sunlight glancing off
of McNeill Bay while birds bob.
Ocean waves come in.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

July 5, 2012


Heron glides over
seaweed covered rocks, searching.
Soon he will find fish.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

July 4, 2012


Robin hopping through
wet grass in search of breakfast.
He will find morsels.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

July 3, 2012


Rushing wind ringing
bell from Kamakura and
shaking tree branches.

Monday, July 02, 2012

July 2, 2012


Grey skies in my view,
making me think of autumn.
When will summer start?


Sunday, July 01, 2012

July 1, 2012


Tide out so far now
exposing treacherous rocks.
But shallows are calm.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 30, 2012


Pine trees drooping with
fresh fallen rain, sparkling bright.
Small pine cones growing.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012


Campanula blooms
glowing blue against their green.
Lighting up my day.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012


Why does cat always
take my comfortable spot?
He’s a heat vampire.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012


Bleeding heart plant fades,
giving way to lily blooms.
Spring turns to summer.

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012


Cat gets up last from
the warm, snug bed, yawning wide.
Then he finds new bed.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24, 2012


Eagle gliding high
over south Oak Bay, hungry.
Looking for his lunch.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23, 2012


Entering my room
is fresh, dewy air, like fall.
Feels like October.

Friday, June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012


Dark clouds brew over
the bay, as I’m walking by.
The wind whips my hair.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012


Spring gives way, summer
arrives with brand new flowers.
My spring flowers fade.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012


Hydrangea with
Lacecap white flowers in shade.
Summer sun shines down.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 19, 2012


Strawberry finch flies
away from me for safety.
Then he chirps and sings.

Monday, June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012


Squawking seagulls on
the roof of a house by sea.
Crows across the street.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 17, 2012


Small river otter
plays in shallows of the sea.
He jumps on a rock.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16, 2012


Bright azalea
with sweet scent wafting along.
I pause to smell, breathe.

Friday, June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012


California
quails, head bobbing, seek a bush.
While I walk, watching.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14, 2012


River otter in
the sea, hunting, frolicking.
Waves crash to the shore.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012


Happy pansies bloom
in old teapots draping down.
Looks like they’re smiling.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012


Chestnut tree with small
chestnuts growing in the sun.
Nearby a bird sings.

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012


Chill morning air drifts
down the street towards our home.
Wind smells like the sea.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 09, 2012

June 9, 2012


Sunlight on wild rose
teasing out scent of beauty.
But under are thorns.

Friday, June 08, 2012

June 8, 2012


Bird songs drift through the
open window, reminding
me of spring, nesting.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

June 7, 2012


The rain brings with it
lush green growth and bright flowers.
But I long for sun.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

June 5, 2012


I sleep until cat
wakes me up in the night. Why?
For more food or pets?

Monday, June 04, 2012

June 4, 2012


Relentless cat comes
to seek out my lap and pets.
I’m never alone.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

June 3, 2012


More clouds in the sky,
making this not look like June.
When will the sun come?

Saturday, June 02, 2012

June 2, 2012


Blackberry brambles
growing outside my window.
A promise of fruit.

Friday, June 01, 2012

June 1, 2012


A new month arrives
fresh with growth, green, and moisture.
Rainy June the first.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012


Liquid sunshine falls
outside my window, heavy.
The month ends in rain.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012


Month drawing to close,
all ready for the summer.
Waiting for the sun.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012


Angry robin twirps
at swooping crow, nearby tree.
Leave my nest alone.

Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012


Hungry tummy waits
for morning meal, grumbling loud.
Soon will be sated.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27, 2012


Peering out at the
summer sun, ready to run.
Glorious Sunday.