Tuesday, 31 December 2013

December 31, 2013

Red bloom welcomes the
new year with velvet petals.
Recall this past year.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Sunday, 29 December 2013

December 29, 2013

A goal accomplished
after months of searching round.
Sister’s wedding dress.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

December 28, 2013

How could you be too
small when you’re perfect for me?
Beautiful suede shoes.

Friday, 27 December 2013

December 27, 2013

Boxing week shopping
brings crowds to Vancouver stores.
Hunting, gathering.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

December 24, 2013

Snacking on cookies
that I could give to Santa.
Hope I don’t get coal.

Monday, 23 December 2013

December 23, 2013

Rolling gingerbread
dough and cutting the shapes out.
Christmas traditions.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

December 22, 2013

The mist is floating
down the mountain to meet snow.
Green pine trees peek through.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Friday, 20 December 2013

December 20, 2013

A surprise snow storm
grounds me at home snug and warm.
Husband shovels snow.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

December 18, 2013

The snow on the ground
makes it feel more like Christmas.
No need to mow lawn.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Monday, 16 December 2013

December 16, 2013

Nine days till Christmas
yet the grass is still so green.
A West Coast Christmas.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Saturday, 14 December 2013

December 14, 2013

Could this haze be my
eyes or dreary winter time?
Missing summer hues.

Friday, 13 December 2013

December 13, 2013

You’re not responding
when I need you to be there.
Computer problems.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

December 12, 2013

Can’t stretch out my arm
because cat’s on my arm rest.
I’m comfortable.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

December 10, 2013

Waves lapping at rocks
feed the shallow tidal pools.
I keep dry by shore.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Saturday, 7 December 2013

December 7, 2013

Tinsel dancing in
tree reflects winter sunlight.
Soon winter solstice.

Friday, 6 December 2013

December 6, 2013

Dirty looks from cat,
I’m responsible for snow.
No white Christmas please.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

December 5, 2013

Surprise snow falling
transforms the streets to carpet.
Winter wonderland.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

December 4, 2013

Carried home fallen
branches. Decked with old baubles.
Recycled Christmas.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

December 3, 2013

Autumn’s late sunrise
peeking over barren trees.
Darkness of new moon.

Monday, 2 December 2013

December 2, 2013

Rosemary, blue spruce,
ribbons, ornaments make wreath.
Welcome to my home.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Saturday, 30 November 2013

November 30, 2013

The rain falling down
dictates outfit, hooded coat.
In fall tea tastes best.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Thursday, 28 November 2013

November 28, 2013

Cool mist is rolling
up my street from the ocean.
Fog horns call sadly.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Monday, 25 November 2013

November 25, 2013

Piles of sodden leaves,
on the barren boulevard.
Inside Bearss lime blooms.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

November 22, 2013

Cleaning up rotten
jack-o’-lantern from front steps.
Autumn is fading.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

November 21, 2013

I can’t understand
the cat’s insistent meows.
Check Google Translate.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

November 20, 2013

My patch of sunlight
grows smaller in short fall days.
I seek new warmth, you.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Friday, 15 November 2013

November 15, 2013

Cat meows to go
out. Rain. Wet paw prints on deck.
Loud yowls at the door.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

November 14, 2013

Weak autumn sunshine
sets the coloured leaves afire.
Dull grey days ahead.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

November 13, 2013

Stunning colour of
green eyes in the morning light.
Do you see my soul?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Monday, 11 November 2013

November 11, 2013

Three poppies in mind,
marking my family’s place,
in rows with heroes.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013

Thursday, 7 November 2013

November 7, 2013

Bowl of rocks, water,
can nurture Paperwhite bulbs.
Your love makes me grow.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

November 6, 2013

Jostling with the cat
for a place in the sunshine.
Armchair politics.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013

November 4, 2013

The cat’s purring is
lost below furnace droning.
It’s quiet outside.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

November 3, 2013

Thick blanket of frost
glimmers in the morning sun.
It’s time to fall back.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

November 2, 2013

Driving rain cancels
my stroll through Victoria.
Tea and book instead.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

October 30, 2013

When the scale goes up,
diet is more frustrating.
I dream of desserts.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

October 29, 2013

Whole pumpkin, blank slate,
will be transformed by my knife.
Lit jack-o’-lantern.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Sunday, 27 October 2013

October 27, 2013

Leaf swinging on thread,
unknown spider’s hard work gone.
Dreams sailing on wind.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Friday, 25 October 2013

October 25, 2013

Rows of old worn clothes,
between them might be a gem.
Vintage consumer.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

October 24, 2013

Shopping a challenge.
Anticipation unwrapped,
birthday gifts for him.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

October 23, 2013

Leak under car’s hood,
waiting for mechanic’s bill.
Is bad luck in threes?

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

October 22, 2013

Lunch: tuna salad
with balsamic vinaigrette.
Dreams of fine French fries.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Sunday, 20 October 2013

October 20, 2013

Dull grey cloudy day.
Scarlet Japanese maple
burns through the fall gloom.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

October 19, 2013

Through the window I
see fog, clouds, dry leaves, autumn.
Inside I sit snug.

Friday, 18 October 2013

October 18, 2013

When I stare into
your bright green eyes my heart melts.
Outside all turns brown.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

October 17, 2013

Dry leaves beneath feet
whisper of winter to come.
Loud orange pumpkins.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

October 16, 2013

Despite the grey gloom,
the cat meows at the door.
I’d rather stay in.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

October 15, 2013

Not much on the hills
but some flowering sagebrush.
Cornflower blue sky.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Sunday, 13 October 2013

October 13, 2013

Chill wind blowing down
the high tree covered mountain.
Warm by the fireplace.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

October 12, 2013

Blazing crimson tree
upstages my bright red coat.
Changing fall fashions.

Friday, 11 October 2013

October 11, 2013

Autumn skies above,
calm seas to sail home upon.
Thanksgiving weekend.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

October 10, 2013

Before the alarm,
loud meows wake me from sleep.
Late morning cat sleeps.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Monday, 7 October 2013

October 7, 2013

Sparkling dew jewel
catches my eye from the lawn.
Squirrel scampers past.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

October 6, 2013

My eyes are closed, warm
bed, purring resonating.
There’s dew on the lawn.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

October 5, 2013

Being with my cat
in the autumn sun is bliss.
Wool coat cuts the chill.

Friday, 4 October 2013

October 4, 2013

A bird sings outside,
bright notes filling the crisp air.
Cat sleeps unaware.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

October 3, 2013

Capsules bursting with
shiny brown chestnuts, falling.
Harvest time for crows.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

October 2, 2013

Front lawn filling in,
green grass replacing yellow.
Leaves drifting off trees.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

October 1, 2013

Deceptive sunshine
masks the fall chill in the air.
I nestle inside.

Monday, 30 September 2013

September 30, 2013

Old lattice work fence
laying forlorn on sidewalk.
Calm after the storm.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Friday, 27 September 2013

Thursday, 26 September 2013

September 26, 2013

White moth orchid is
dropping its beautiful blooms.
A new leaf grows out.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

September 25, 2013

In a sunny patch,
on the couch back, the cat sleeps.
The rest of us work.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

September 24, 2013

Warm, sleeping bundle
of paws, tummy, and whiskers.
The furnace labours.

Monday, 23 September 2013

September 23, 2013

Pelting rain reminds
me that the summer’s long gone.
Inside orchids bloom.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Saturday, 21 September 2013

September 21, 2013

It’s the day before
the autumnal equinox.
Spring bulbs put down roots.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

September 18, 2013

Sound of the neighbours’
lawnmower drifts through windows.
Summer’s last slow song.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

September 17, 2013

Grey clouds brood, but there
is light on the horizon.
Wasps live their last days.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Sunday, 15 September 2013

September 15, 2013

A distinctive taste
in the deep green basil leaves.
Bright red tomatoes.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013

Thursday, 12 September 2013

September 12, 2013

Cooling down in shade
lies my silver tabby cat.
Fall clouds are coming.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

September 11, 2013

Autumn bird songs drift
quietly to waiting ears.
Summer’s fever’s gone.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

September 10, 2013

Dew dripping down glass,
window sills- rat a tat tat.
Distant marching band.

Monday, 9 September 2013

September 9, 2013

Like a curtain that
opens to reveal a view,
the thick fog has cleared.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

September 7, 2013

Anticipation
fills me as my red tea steeps.
Morning’s small pleasures.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Thursday, 5 September 2013

September 5, 2013

Awakened. Thunder
peels in the moist air. Lightning.
Startled sleeping cat.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

September 3, 2013

Killer whales surface,
in calm waters of Ross Bay.
Heron pays no heed.

Monday, 2 September 2013

September 2, 2013

Autumn crocuses
sprout from the damp soil, while leaves
fall to the wet ground.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

September 1, 2013

Oh foul vinaigrette
stings my throat and makes me cough.
Why did I choose thee?

Saturday, 31 August 2013

August 31, 2013

Last of summer wine,
slipping between my fingers.
Time to make the most.

Friday, 30 August 2013

August 30, 2013

One hit wonders stream
from my phone, motivate me
to sweat out sorrows.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

August 28, 2013

Dull, dreary, grey day
makes my heart sink very low.
But I have warm tea.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

August 27, 2013

Plunging into salt
water, cold and calm, the bird
searches for his lunch.

Monday, 26 August 2013

August 26, 2013

Tiny strawberries
on the crawling strawberry
plants by the wood fence.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

August 25, 2013

Beetle crawling on
the top of my black laptop.
Where did you come from?

Saturday, 24 August 2013

August 24, 2013

Sun behind white clouds
makes the sky look like the ice
filled Arctic Ocean.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

August 20, 2013

Heron stalks over
waves in the morning sun, while
seagulls and crows watch.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Sunday, 18 August 2013

August 18, 2013

Sun is coming out
to end the dark days I’ve had.
Flowers will bloom now.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Friday, 16 August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

August 14, 2013

By the bright window,
aloe with sunburned leaves grows,
outward in offsets.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

August 13, 2013

Florescent running
shoes catching a stranger’s eye.
A spring in my step.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Sunday, 11 August 2013

August 11, 2013

Ferry traffic waits
for the next boat to sail home,
while the sun shines down.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Friday, 9 August 2013

August 9, 2013

Five years have flown by,
and I love you more each day,
my handsome husband.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

August 8, 2013

Porcupine climbing,
up the fence to eye level,
shows his orange teeth.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

August 7, 2013

Bearss lime bush baked in
hot desert sun. Citrus scent
wafts through searing air.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

August 6, 2013

From waterfalls to
sunny shore, Sunnybrae lifts
my flagging spirits.

Monday, 5 August 2013

August 5, 2013

Burst of coloured wings,
jump into the air, then down
again. Grasshopper.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

August 4, 2013

Shiny green plums lie
on the hot pavement under
the late summer sun.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

August 3, 2013

Eagles soar above
the high sun baked sandy bluffs.
They sail towards clouds.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

August 1, 2013

Warm day, cool breeze on
the water, as I wait for
the ferry to sail.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

July 30, 2013

Combing through racks of
cast off clothes, remembering
their former glory.

Monday, 29 July 2013

July 29, 2013

Hot pink fireweed glows,
in the late summer sunshine,
growing by the fence.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Saturday, 27 July 2013

July 27, 2013

Olympic Mountains,
rising blue, cool glacial peaks.
Ocean between me.

Friday, 26 July 2013

July 26, 2013

Stargazer lily,
hot pink centre, pale pink edge,
fragrance in the air.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

July 25, 2013

Summer evening sun
makes the pink brighter on the
rose bush full of blooms.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

July 23, 2013

Cat cleaning his toes,
paws spread out, to allow his
tongue in to groom them.

Monday, 22 July 2013

July 22, 2013

Little girl at beach,
with shovel throws sand and smiles.
I build sand castles.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

July 21, 2013

Mackerel tabby,
Lamont, twelve years old today.
Happy Birthday, Cat.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

July 20, 2013

Sleeping cat from front
is all paws and long whiskers
and big ears twitching.

Friday, 19 July 2013

July 19, 2013

Waiting for you to
call me back, but you don’t call.
I feel blank, empty.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

July 18, 2013

Catching up with you,
over a cup of green tea.
Laughing of old times.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

July 17, 2013

On the street by my
place, cars do-si-do, as they
pass each other by.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

July 16, 2013

Heavy clouds threaten
to douse the land in rainfall.
The light is fading.

Monday, 15 July 2013

July 15, 2013

Cacophonous gulls
draw attention to their find.
A seal swims nearer.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

July 14, 2013

Zucchinis from the
backyard patch have deep green skin
and soft pale white flesh.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

July 13, 2013

Tortured wakefulness
fills the dark, while other folks
party all night long.

Friday, 12 July 2013

July 12, 2013

Chicken to the cat,
makes the wild leopard come out,
devouring, running.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

July 11, 2013

Feathers found on walks,
brought home for my cat. They lie
scattered on the rug.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

July 10, 2013

Genmaicha green tea,
poured from a bright blue teapot,
reminds me to breathe.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

July 9, 2013

Two crows on a log
floating in placid Ross Bay.
Bright sunlight dances.

Monday, 8 July 2013

July 8, 2013

Birds’ songs lead me to
the point by the foggy bay.
I stand there silent.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

July 7, 2013

Corner of the couch,
blended in like a cushion,
is a sleeping cat.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

July 6, 2013

Pitcher plant hangs on
the deck, in the afternoon
sun, waiting for food.

Friday, 5 July 2013

July 5, 2013

Moss growing by the
base of the old bonsai tree.
Pebbles pierce the green.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

July 4, 2013

Solid granite rock,
rounded by years of ocean
tides, waves in and out.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

July 3, 2013

Reaching for distance,
running by the deep blue sea.
I hear the seagulls.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Monday, 1 July 2013

July 1, 2013

Noble chestnut tree,
made so small by years of care,
in a bonsai pot.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

June 30, 2013

Monarch butterfly,
outside the window, up and
down, taunting the cat.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

June 29, 2013

Calla lilies are
tinged with green on their creamy
white blooms. Elegance.

Friday, 28 June 2013

June 28, 2013

Children are playing
in the park down the small road.
Happy school is out.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

June 27, 2013

Gladiolus blades
dripping with new fallen rain
have no flowers yet.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

June 26, 2013

Awakened by sun
beams through my blinds, but now I
look at cloudy sky.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

June 25, 2013

Planting garlic cloves
in a little row by the
daisies that bloom now.

Monday, 24 June 2013

June 24, 2013

Bright blue salvia
in a pot out front my house.
It attracts small bees.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

June 23, 2013

Three crows with a rat
cawing, pecking, rat escapes.
Two cats join in chase.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

June 22, 2013

Impatiens bud
in a pot in the shade. Soon
they will share their blooms.

Friday, 21 June 2013

June 21, 2013

Delphinium with
buds tightly closed holds promise
of electric blue.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

June 20, 2013

Curled up in blankets
with a sleeping cat beside.
Morning waking bliss.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

June 19, 2013

Beautiful Peace rose
grows by the sidewalk. I stop,
steal a smell from it.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

June 18, 2013

Delicate green fronds
on the fern by the garden
path. It grows larger.

Monday, 17 June 2013

June 17, 2013

Blue campanula,
bell shaped flowers on long stems.
Pleasant bellflower.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

June 16, 2013

Weeping willow sways
in the gentle, warm, spring breeze.
A cool place to sit.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Friday, 14 June 2013

June 14, 2013

Bright orange poppy
growing in the long green grass.
Your beauty strikes me.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

June 13, 2013

Red poppies are spent,
petals falling to the ground.
But new buds emerge.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

June 12, 2013

Foxgloves in a line,
stand tall, speckled, coloured blooms.
Bees find a small home.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

June 11, 2013

Lilies growing up
hold the promise of fragrance.
Sweet and lasting scent.

Monday, 10 June 2013

June 10, 2013

Birds are chirping in
the surrounding trees, cheerful.
It must be springtime.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Friday, 7 June 2013

June 7, 2013


Cat in the window,
on the back of the big couch,
stretches fully out.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

June 6, 2013


Yellow roses grow
along the path by the road.
They are sweet splendour.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

June 4, 2013


Oh how the blossoms
have faded in their blue bowl
overnight. They’re limp.

Monday, 3 June 2013

June 3, 2013


Blood iris, leaves like
blades of grass, blooms blue yellow
by the run down fence.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

June 2, 2013


Smell of the seaweed
on the warm spring air wafting
towards me. I walk.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

June 1, 2013


The last of lilacs
in a vase fill the room with
their strong sweet spring scent.

Friday, 31 May 2013

May 31, 2013


Trimming rosemary
tendrils until smell fills the
nose. I want chicken.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

May 30, 2013


Honeysuckle grows
up the fence by the house it
fills air with sweetness.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

May 29, 2013


Cat on floor looking
up at me. Does he have plans?
Or is he just cute?

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Monday, 27 May 2013

May 27, 2013


Rain is falling down
as I stare out the window.
Why do I feel sad?

Sunday, 26 May 2013

May 26, 2013


One strawberry finch
is perched on the wooden fence
until he flies off.