Wednesday, 31 December 2014

December 31, 2014

The end of the year,
resplendent in cold sunshine.
Next year will be bright.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Monday, 29 December 2014

Sunday, 28 December 2014

December 28, 2014

The skyline has changed,
since I lived here. Vancouver's
now a big city.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

December 27, 2014

In search of something
unique, we leave downtown. We
hunt for vintage finds.

Friday, 26 December 2014

December 26, 2014

Packing is a pain,
but Boxing Day sales beckon.
Prepare for the crowds.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

December 24, 2014

The snow fall softly,
moon guides Santa on his way.
Distant bells jingle.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

December 23, 2014

Grey threatening clouds,
loom in distant horizon.
Will they bring us snow?

Monday, 22 December 2014

December 22, 2014

Fog rolls down the hill,
hiding the blue sky from me.
All sounds are dampened.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Saturday, 20 December 2014

December 20, 2014

It doesn't feel like
Christmas without snow, cold winds.
I'm sure we'll make do.

Friday, 19 December 2014

December 19, 2014

The power switch is
broken, so my phone won't work.
Desperately miss it.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

December 18, 2014

The thrill of travel,
dampened by packing, cleaning.
Cat knows something's wrong.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

December 17, 2014

What do the birds say,
chirping in the cold grey dawn?
Cat thinks it's "eat me."

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Saturday, 13 December 2014

December 13, 2014

Big eyes staring up,
hopeful for a lap, pets, sleep.
I welcome my prince.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Thursday, 11 December 2014

December 11, 2014

Up to make breakfast,
it's still dark, quiet. Waiting
for winter solstice.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

December 9, 2014

Only once a year,
I smell their sweet floral scent.
Blooming paperwhites.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Friday, 5 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

December 4, 2014

Lying back, mouth wide,
someone poking at my teeth.
Dreaded dental date.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

December 2, 2014

Faint bird songs almost
lost below the furnace. Cat
ignores birds and sleeps.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Sunday, 30 November 2014

November 30, 2014

He observes the snow,
wondering how it would feel.
But he's warm inside.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

November 29, 2014

Shaved patch on cat from
trip to the vet makes him sad.
Dignity is hurt.

Friday, 28 November 2014

November 28, 2014

Can't see your features,
just your dark shape in window.
Cat's early morning.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

November 26, 2014

Sick of that road crew's
noise day in and day out. Time
to finish the street.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Monday, 24 November 2014

November 24, 2014

Delicate shoots of
paperwhites reach for the light.
Soon, gorgeous fragrance.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

November 23, 2014

He turns his back on
me. What did I do? A cat's
tender pride slighted.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

November 22, 2014

Lovely silhouette,
cat in bright sunny window.
Warmth lulls him to sleep.

Friday, 21 November 2014

November 21, 2014

Swish of cars outside,
driving through November rain.

At least it's not snow.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

November 20, 2014

Lime blossom opens,
faint jasmine scent wafts to me.
Hope of future fruit.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

November 19, 2014

Rush of the furnace,
dry air fills the house. Outside
air whispers autumn.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014

November 17, 2014

Leaves fall to the ground,
grass is green from rain, sunshine.
Victoria fall.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

November 16, 2014

Cornflower blue skies,
crisp fall air, the open road.
Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Friday, 14 November 2014

November 14, 2014

Snuggled in wool coat,
crisp morning air, memories.
Glad I'm out of school.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

November 12, 2014

Despite the chill, sun
streams through the window, warms cat.
I rely on tea.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

November 11, 2014

Pin my red poppy,
honour dead family, troops.
Remembrance Day thoughts.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Sunday, 9 November 2014

November 9, 2014

Dull grey day begs a
hot pot of tea, time to dream.
Soon it will be spring.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

November 8, 2014

More cocoa powder,
for your chocolate birthday cake.
Bold, intense flavour.

Friday, 7 November 2014

November 7, 2014

Lapsang souchong leaves
placed into teapot to steep-
bold, mysterious.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

November 4, 2014

Over the chair's arm,
there's a loud meowing cat.
Meaning is unknown.

Monday, 3 November 2014

November 3, 2014

How can I adjust
to months of dull grey drizzle?
Autumn on west coast.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

November 2, 2014

Extra hour to sleep,
it only comes once per year.
Small payment for dark.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014

October 31, 2014

Excitement building,
costumes donned, the children wait-
candy from strangers.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

October 30, 2014

Grey ceiling above
the old house's steep peaked roof.
Evergreens lend hue.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

October 29, 2014

Sun breaks through autumn's
gloom to give bright summer dreams.
But the trees are bare.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014

October 27, 2014

A snug box for cat,
a desk, chair, and screen for me.
I'd rather be cat.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

October 26, 2014

Grey skies weep, dark days,
rain steadily pours, red leaves.
It must be autumn.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

October 22, 2014

Not even the sound
of pouring rain makes me sleep.
My thoughts beg paper.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

October 21, 2014

The morning is glum,
melancholy autumn gloom.
My red tea tastes grey.

Monday, 20 October 2014

October 20, 2014

I place the tea leaves
into the teapot and wait.
Morning cup of bliss.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

October 19, 2014

Please don't  dance with me,
just give me tuna instead.
My cat's Sunday thoughts.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

October 18, 2014

Sunlight filters through
Norfolk Pine by the window.
Shadow echoes grace.

Friday, 17 October 2014

October 17, 2014

Sleep bookended by
my restless contemplations.
Dreams slip through my hands.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

October 16, 2014

That strange smell of gas
can't mean good things for the car.
Mechanic visit?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

October 15, 2014

Don't want to smudge you,
but I have to get stuff done.
Nail polish troubles.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Saturday, 11 October 2014

October 11, 2014

Pattering of rain,
brings cat running for the door.
His day out is ruined.

Friday, 10 October 2014

October 10, 2014

Restless night of sleep,
leaves me bleary eyed and tired.
Try again tonight.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

October 9, 2014

Fog horns in the night,
when I drift in sea of sleep.
Morning, sun on haze.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

October 8, 2014

I listen to one-
hit wonders. Where are they now?
Have they blown their cash?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

October 7, 2014

Can't remember what
a peaceful day round here was.
Quiet will return.

Monday, 6 October 2014

October 6, 2014

Somehow possible,
it's louder out there today-
sidewalk construction.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Saturday, 4 October 2014

October 4, 2014

Autumn weather rains
down outside. Wrapped in cashmere,
I just can't complain.

Friday, 3 October 2014

October 3, 2014

Blinding sun beats down
on my morning chair. Sunbathe
in comfort of home.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

October 2, 2014

Nights of sleeplessness,
I long for natural sleep.
Fall asleep, wake up.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October 1, 2014

Sounds like the world is
ending, road construction. It's
just the summer gone.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Monday, 29 September 2014

September 29, 2014

It feels like autumn.
 I'm not ready to let go
of shorts and tank tops.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

September 28, 2014

Cat relishes the
blanket's large, warm sunny spot-
perfect for cat bath's.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

September 27, 2014

New scratching pad has
cat rolling round contented.
What's in that cardboard?

Friday, 26 September 2014

September 26, 2014

Loud road construction
sends cat running for cover.
Catnip is soothing.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Monday, 22 September 2014

September 22, 2014

Facing months of work
on our road, I dream of farms,
without farm-work though.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

September 21, 2014

Summer ushers in
autumn with last golden warmth.
Leaves shudder with fear.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

September 20, 2014

A blaze of red, my
wool coat's triumphant return.
A dry cleaner's dream.

Friday, 19 September 2014

September 19, 2014

Clunking, rolling eggs,
madly boiling in the pot .
Lunch cackleberries.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

September 17, 2014

Minutes ticking down
till I have my morning tea.
With that my day starts.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014

Sunday, 14 September 2014

September 14, 2014

Waiting for my drive
to return, sweeping me up.
Endless hours of words.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

September 13, 2014

Still we cough, blow our
noses, from this rotten cold.
Vegas souvenir.

Friday, 12 September 2014

September 12, 2014

May the summer stretch
right into October. Will
it light the grey days?

Thursday, 11 September 2014

September 11, 2014

No pancakes for me,
not even a protein shake.
Fasting blood test blues.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

September 9, 2014

I tire of you, cold.
Your unwelcome visits bring
sore throats, congestion.

Monday, 8 September 2014

September 8, 2014

"Joys" of returning
home, chores, chores, no room service.
Comfort, loving cat.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

September 7, 2014

Autumn inches close.
Promises of chestnuts, walks
in crisp leaves, wool coats.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Monday, 1 September 2014

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Saturday, 30 August 2014

August 30, 2014

Our sleep was blissful,
on gorgeous linens, soft bed.
No yahoos round here.

Friday, 29 August 2014

August 29, 2014

Beeping, club noise, drunks
fighting in the hall, does not
make a restful night.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

August 28, 2014

Flying south in search
of scorching sunlight to swim.
Will miss my plump cat.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

August 26, 2014

Always new, never
old, different with each look.
Tahitian black pearls.

Monday, 25 August 2014

August 25, 2014

Google Now stuns me,
sister's flight, when to leave home.
You're my new stalker.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Saturday, 23 August 2014

August 23, 2014

Why is there chocolate
on my dress? I don't recall.
My dessert blackout.

Friday, 22 August 2014

August 22, 2014

Meow in the night,
wake me up. I can't sleep now.
While I work, you sleep.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

August 21, 2014

Why are you afraid
of brooms, cat? They're relatives
of vacuum cleaners.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

August 20, 2014

Indecision plagues
me late at night. Should I stay?
Or should I escape?

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

August 19, 2014

When I think of flights,
airport screening, I save my
Ziploc bags, stay home.

Monday, 18 August 2014

August 18, 2014

It's not warm enough
for a swim in the chill sea.
Temperate West Coast.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

August 17, 2014

Vacation package,
why can't you have direct flights?
I've cabin fever.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

August 16, 2014

No need to wear shorts,
it's a cloudy day again.
Fine West Coast summer.

Friday, 15 August 2014

August 15, 2014

My afternoon tea
has no scones or warm crumpets.
Hope cookies will do.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

August 13, 2014

Gardenia stop
dropping your shiny green leaves.
You're not mine to kill.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

August 12, 2014

Enjoying what I
throw out, pesky wee creatures.
Fruit fly compost raid.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Saturday, 9 August 2014

August 9, 2014

A happy six years,
since you lifted my white veil
and stole my heart too.

Friday, 8 August 2014

August 8, 2014

I miss the dry heat,
glacial rivers in summer.
Cold feet and hot head.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

August 7, 2014

Heavenly scented
lilies with roses, make my
thoughts drift off to dreams.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

August 5, 2014

Perfect summer day,
to take to the open road.
Drive towards my cares.

Monday, 4 August 2014

August 4, 2014

A day at the lake,
fills me with light reflections.
Sands of summer slip.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

August 3 2014

Where are those eyes from?
Why don't I cook? Family
reunion answers.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Friday, 1 August 2014

August 1, 2014

How the summer flies,
while we're distracted with plans.
Savour the moment.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

July 29, 2014

Sunlight filters through
the dusty blinds to stir me.
Close my eyes and drift.

Monday, 28 July 2014

July 28, 2014

Too hot from the sun,
he retreats into cool shade.
Spread toes emit heat.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

July 27, 2014

The house in shambles,
from weeks of neglect. Husband
comes to our rescue.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

July 26, 2014

I've been fighting you
off for weeks with checkered sleep.
Rotten summer cold.

Friday, 25 July 2014

July 25, 2014

Pondering a trip,
but it's just so much damn work.
I'll procrastinate.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

July 24, 2014

Price fixing cell phone
companies leave us no choice.
I'll use tin cans, string.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

July 22, 2014

I feel overwhelmed,
swimming in seas of papers.
"Paperless" new world.

Monday, 21 July 2014

July 21, 2014

Break out the tuna,
time to celebrate his birth.
Lamont's blithe birthday.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

July 20, 2014

Coming down from high
of sister's gorgeous wedding.
Months of work complete.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

July 19, 2014

Words cannot express
the union of two dear hearts.
Summer wedding vows.

Friday, 18 July 2014

July 18, 2014

More nervous than I
was before my own wedding,
sister's wedding eve.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

July 17, 2014

The warm evening breeze,
carries the sound of birds' songs.
Summer reverie.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

July 15, 2014

So much to complete,
before my sister's wedding.
Nearing finish line.

Monday, 14 July 2014

July 14, 2014

White band of thick fog,
echoes the bright glaciers on
the tall blue mountains.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

July 13, 2014

Red anthurium
flowers brighten living room.
Splendid scarlet blooms.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

July 12, 2014

My orange and white
striped dress flutters in the wind.
Summer sun scorches.

Friday, 11 July 2014

July 11, 2014

Gleaming glaciers on
the Olympic Mountains crown
the blue Georgia Strait.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

July 10, 2014

Fog over the straight,
blue skies above, drying grass
between toes. Summer.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

July 8, 2014

Visiting Oak Bay,
makes me miss living behind
the great tweed curtain.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Saturday, 5 July 2014

July 5, 2014

Sen Zushi craving,
gorgeous sushi, sashimi.
I've missed you like air.

Friday, 4 July 2014

July 4, 2014

What will be left of
the garden when I view it?
Daisies and foxgloves.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

July 3, 2014

The deer have eaten
almost every last fine plant.
So much for "deer proof."

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

July 2, 2014

I eke out more time
in bed, my hand touching paws.
Cats inspire sweet sleep.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Monday, 30 June 2014

June 30, 2014

Not ready to leave
you behind my fair month, June.
July's too busy.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

June 29, 2014

When it should be rest,
why are weekends filled with chores?
Need a vacation.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Friday, 27 June 2014

June 27, 2014

Holding my breath,  I
survey the garden for plants.
Phew! The plants survive.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

June 26, 2014

Choosing garden plants,
prickly, bitter, deer-proof things.
Hope we chose wisely.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

June 25, 2014

The pile of dirt is
still there. No dirt gnomes moved it.
I hope they will soon.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

June 24, 2014

Dreaming of hamsters,
must mean something. I draw blank.
I wake next to cat.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Sunday, 22 June 2014

June 22, 2014

Something to stop wet
clothes, floors, burned hands, wasted time.
Dreams of dishwashers.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

June 21, 2014

Saturday sleep in,
erase the trials of the week.
Weekend sleep in bliss.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014

June 19, 2014

When weeding becomes
a treat, you know you've hauled too
much soil for the day.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

June 18, 2014

Every time I turn
around, there is something more,
endless garden tasks.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

June 17, 2014

Giant pile of soil,
waiting to join the garden,
mountain not mole hill.

Monday, 16 June 2014

June 16, 2014

Willing to cuddle,
till I open the front door.
You're gone like a shot.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

June 15, 2014

I think back fondly,
to all the times that we've shared.
How the years fly by.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2014

June 12, 2014

So little time left,
till my sister's wedding day.
Oh, how time has flown.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

June 11, 2014

Fog over Oak Bay,
drifting off Strait of Georgia,
hiding tweed curtain.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

June 10, 2014

Indignant cat yowl,
left too long in ruinous rain.
Revive with catnap.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Sunday, 8 June 2014

June 8, 2014

A plague on our house,
time will erase memories,
kneeling by toilet.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

June 7, 2014

Sickness returns to
haunt husband, must be virus.
Either way, it's vile.

Friday, 6 June 2014

June 6, 2014

When my stomach churns,
sun still shines to light the day.
The cat bathes in warmth.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

June 4, 2014

Miserable night,
food poisoning leaves me spent.
Searching for culprit.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Monday, 2 June 2014

June 2, 2014

Crows comb through long grass
in search of dumped stale crackers.
Seagulls don't share well.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

June 1, 2014

Early morning drive
to airport, warm bread  bought from
baker's, back to bed.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

May 31, 2014

Thankful for the rest
of a weekend away from
the garden's mischief.

Friday, 30 May 2014

May 30, 2014

Insidious grass
pervades the lorn garden beds.
I toil without gain.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

May 29, 2014

Grudgingly weeping
birch surrenders the old path.
My childhood fort grows.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

May 28, 2014

Mundane household tasks,
ponderous mind drifting away.
I'm a world away.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

May 27, 2014

Eager cat races
me to the door, hoping sun
will warm his wee paws.

Monday, 26 May 2014

May 26, 2014

The wet weather earns
a prime dirty look from cat.
But I booked sun, lord.