Tag Archives: trees

Cherry Blossoms in DC

One of the things I’ve long wanted to do was to stroll the Mall in Washington, DC, while experiencing the splendor and beauty of many of its 2,000 cherry trees in full bloom as we walked along the Potomac River among some … Continue reading

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Sunset and Silhouettes

Two of my favorite things are sunsets and silhouettes of trees. The image above is the visual treat that greeted me at the end of my book event at Loma Prieta last weekend. It was a wonderful way to end … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trees

I love cherries. My Beloved bought and planted two cherry trees for me. One is healthy, growing fast, and had a big first crop of cherries this year. The second tree is tiny. Shortly after it was planted it partially … Continue reading

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Dark Beauties

Dark Beauties   Delightful tree silhouettes Framed by dusk-dimmed skies Your verdant beauty turns to black Before enchanted eyes You don’t complain about the change As nightfall draws near You simply use the light that’s left To make your silhouettes … Continue reading

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OK, Now I’ve Gone and Done It: The Dance

I’ve successfully avoided writing poetry for virtually all of my 55 years, but today I caved in. I blame it on two words: Dappled Shadows They popped into my head about an hour ago and wouldn’t go away. I tried … Continue reading

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Whole Universes of Life & Activity Inside Us

Be gentle with yourself. “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” – Max Ehrmann This sounds like good advice to me. … Continue reading

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Volumes and Limitations

A nice warm breeze is blowing, rocking the trees to its vibrant beat, and tickling the wind chimes into their beautiful melodic dance. The wind gently caresses my skin, freshens the air I breathe, and helps to spread pollen and … Continue reading

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