Category Archives: Poems

Ode to my Hen

Ode to my Hen May you rest in peace my dearest hen.  I never gave you a name, but you were my favorite.  You reminded me of my mother because you were always so interested in what I was doing in my garden.  Whether I was outside walking around with a cup of coffee in
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Paths & Pathways in the Garden

Changes I’m going to start writing more about my relationship with my garden and how it makes me feel and gives meaning to my life.  This is something that I haven’t done much of because it is so difficult for me to translate into words my inner experiences in regards to my garden and backyard
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End of Summer 2014

End of Summer 2014 I never, EVER, thought I would hear myself say that I am glad the summer is ending and fall is on the way.  Even today, September 8, 2014, it’s about 90 degrees outside, and again I will head out into my yard to water for a good hour. What made this
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The Garden’s Golden Glow

The Garden’s Golden Glow  See the sun descending towards the cloud speckled horizon, Casting its golden glow of amber over my evening garden, Illuminating hues not recognized during the daytime When the light is so stark and a hat is needed for protection. Hear the stillness rising as the rumblings of street traffic slowly subside,
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The Garden as a Metaphor for Love & Relationships

The Garden as a Metaphor for Love and Relationships One of my friends is preparing for marriage, so in honor of a party we had for her where we presented her with a marriage basket, I got inspired to write about the garden as a metaphor for love and relationships.  I’ve been thinking about writing
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Icicles

Icicles (Don’t forget to double click on the photos to enlarge them for better viewing!) I may complain a lot about the snow and the problems it creates for us here in the valley, but I have to admit it is beautiful when it’s fresh and clean.  This most recent storm system was truly a
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The Second Storm

The Second Storm Here is another view of my winter garden and a rare photo of myself!  This is one crazy winter we’ve been having.  Two snow storms two months apart, with intermittent drought conditions.  Hopefully this new snow fall will help create a deeper snow pack so we won’t have empty reservoirs this summer. 
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Daffodils

My Favorite Spring Flowers Every spring I look forward to seeing my daffodils bloom.  They are the first legitimate sign of spring for me, even though the crocuses bloom before they do and the primroses have been out since January.  Even if the rain continues relentlessly and the snow still layers the ground, the daffodils
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Jack Frost

Today, December 6th, was the first true frosty day of the season in my garden.   Unlike the first few times this fall when I awoke to an ultra thin layer of dusty white, this was that thicker, heavier blanket that almost resembles snow.  Leaves on the bushes and trees were drooping in that weighted down way signifying
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