THE FIRST MYSTERY

which came first they ask
chicken or egg, a debate
nature’s mystery

 

Simple And Pure

SIMPLE AND PURE

designing basics
circle, square, the triangle’s lure
shapes simple and pure

 

Autumn Offering

AUTUMN OFFERING

autumn’s brush in hand
leaves transform from green to gold
nature’s art unfolds

 

Banking On Nostalgia

BANKING ON NOSTALGIA

cashier’s cottage
drive-thru banking parks the car
retired piggy bank

 

Rosie

ROSIE

pregnant rosie dines
nature’s secret in her eyes
life’s cycle unwinds

 

Cottonwoods

COTTONWOODS

gnarly cottonwoods
branches stretch to leaves in white
monochrome delight

 

One-Room Schoolhouse 1907

ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE 1907

swaying moss-draped trees
the distant cries of seagulls
one-room schoolhouse stands

 

Shade Barn

SHADE BARN

weathered wooden planks
monument to days of old
a slow memory

 

Sunnyside Down

SUNNYSIDE DOWN

the sun descending
casting shadows long and vast
on sunnyside’s past

 

Picnic Shade

PICNIC SHADE

the pines lullaby
soft and low, a picnic shade
bathed in sunset’s glow

 

Where Memory Landed

WHERE MEMORY LANDED

light’s silent embrace
a time-suspended moment
etched in memory

 

Mariner’s Fill Station

MARINER'S FILL STATION

the breeze tastes of salt
relics are its rusted pumps
the mariner’s fill

 

Rock To Sand

ROCK TO SAND

smoother over time
the sandpaper of the sea
washes over thee

 

Beautiful Blue

BEAUTIFUL BLUE

sunlight on feathers
blue heron gleams like a gem
dazzling shades and hues

 

Mama Was A Beauty Queen

MAMA WAS A BEAUTY QUEEN

an old photograph
of mama as beauty queen
good genes, pretty eyes

 

Visually Impaired

VISUALLY IMPAIRED

shapes twist in my gaze
bending lines in a strange maze
looking up sideways

 

Irises Abloom

IRISES ABLOOM

whispers in the wind
spring green with shades of purple
nature’s art unveiled

 

Roadside Treasure

ROADSIDE TREASURE

roadside tables wait
sea’s melody fills the air
forgotten coast calls

 

Loblolly Pine

LOBLOLLY PINE

stark contrasts combine
lone pine in dune’s sunlit sands
shadows weave the lines

 

Topless In Town

TOPLESS IN TOWN

roofless hut finds grace
apalachicola town
palm trees and sunshine

 

Twilight’s Embrace

TWILIGHT'S EMBRACE

in purple-pink hues
sunset’s brush of brilliance glows
embracing twilight

 

Lone Pine

LONE PINE

by the water’s edge
a stroke of loneliness hits
a small pine drowning

 

Psychedelic Guitar

PSYCHEDELIC GUITAR

psychedelic tones
fingers dance across the frets
1960s rock

Wheels Of Freedom

WHEELS OF FREEDOM

wainwrights shaped the past
a war for independence
freedom drove wood wheels

 

Church Of The Mediator

CHURCH OF THE MEDIATOR

meeting place for grace
an inclusive sacred space
love in uppercase

 

The Town That Time Forgot

THE TOWN THAT TIME FORGOT

weathered barn stands tall
coca-cola sign, a charm
modern days of past

 

Roosters For Sale

ROOSTERS FOR SALE

feathers bright and bold
roosters for sale, stories told
cock-a-doodle-doo

 

Rusty Rocket

RUSTY ROCKET

his name was rusty
orphaned by a hurricane
sad boy deeply loved

 

Bowl Of Apples

BOWL OF APPLES

crimson orbs of life
nestled in a bowl’s embrace
nature’s sweet delight

 

Amelia Island

AMELIA ISLAND

morning mist hovers
clouds dusted with pastel hues
oh sweet amelia

 

Southern Gothic II

SOUTHERN GOTHIC II

whispering oak trees
shadows dance ‘neath worn porch boards
southern secrets sleep

Morning Has Broken

MORNING HAS BROKEN

golden rays ignite
painting brilliance to my eyes
morning has broken

 

On Taylor Road

ON TAYLOR ROAD

sharecropper cabin
time’s touch etched on every plank
whispers of the past

 

Gently Guide

GENTLY GUIDE

lotus petals bloom
buddha’s teachings gently guide
peace flows from within

 

Curly Goose Feathers

CURLY GOOSE FEATHERS

like gentle corkscrews
with playful swirls, twists, and turns
goose feathers with curls

 

Postcard Pretty

POSTCARD PRETTY

solitary boat
resting ‘neath the fiery sky
embracing twilight

 

Palm Tree Vista

PALM TREE VISTA

gentle swaying fronds
rustling secrets of the breeze
palm’s eye on the world

 

In A Dream

IN A DREAM

in a dream, i heard
victrola and mandolin
amidst forest green

 

Life In Full Bloom

LIFE IN FULL BLOOM

petals unfurling
watching life’s steps, unpacking
birth, midlife, and death

 

Tire Chick

TIRE CHICK

tire chick’s proud workplace
painted old tires stacked in place
sun hat, tweety face

 

Feet In The Sand

FEET IN THE SAND

waves crashing the shore
dunes rise and fall with the wind
sand hiding my feet

 

Love Song

LOVE SONG

two birds make a tribe
their love song echos through trees
future in the nest

 

Nautilus #2

NAUTILUS #2

from the ocean’s depth
to the photographer’s hands
deep sea treasure found

 

Empty Storefront

EMPTY STOREFRONT

paths left behind fade
silent phones and empty chairs
new roads to be paved

 

The Cradle & The Crib

THE CRADLE AND THE CRIB

nested in a tree
mama bird feeds hungry beaks
love in every tweet

 

Pretty In Pink

PRETTY IN PINK

i’m pretty in pink
adorning my face with grace
big nose kitchen sink

 

Empty Picnic Table

EMPTY PICNIC TABLE

a beach ball memoir
hot dogs, potato salad
flip flops in the sand

 

Paradise Found

PARADISE FOUND

sun rays streaming through
creating paradise found
peaceful profound bliss

 

A Long Pause

A LONG PAUSE

as thoughts drift away
a long pause hangs in the air
gazing at the sea

 

Sending Love

SENDING LOVE

love blooms like roses
petals soft as whispered words
eternal beauty

Slope Of Life

SLOPE OF LIFE

life is like a slope
full of twists, turns, ups, and downs
days filled with process
 

Curtsy

CURTSY

tulip symphony
like a curtsy in the vase
petals bend and bow

 

The Snow Moon

THE SNOW MOON

the snow moon arrives
at february’s last stand
say hello to spring

 

Just A Puddle

JUST A PUDDLE

lily pads in bloom
sky and trees amongst the grass
shimmering and blue

 

Tulips In Monotones

TULIPS IN MONOTONES

soft petals unveil
tones and shades with dots of black
monotone tulips

 

Fluffy Friend

FLUFFY FRIEND

bushy tail, wide eyes
friendly squirrel stops, says hi
nature’s acrobat

 

Mailbox Memories

MAILBOX MEMORIES

in the good old days
phone cords not long enough and
mailbox greeting cards

 

Gulf Breeze

GULF BREEZE

the smell of salt air
as the wind blows through my hair
gulf breeze love affair

 

Sitting Big

SITTING BIG

a rock above trees
against a vast open sky
sits big staring back

 

All-Seeing Cowbird

ALL-SEEING COWBIRD

tiny feet resting
on tree branch without a sound
all-seeing cowbird

 

Angel Of The Coast

ANGEL OF THE COAST

built only to serve
not just stone, metal and glass
angel of the coast

 

Dutch Blue

DUTCH BLUE

a vase of flowers
in shades and tints of dutch blue
tea cups and saucers

 

The Lighthouse

THE LIGHTHOUSE

turning of the light
night sky above, sun below
the lighthouse endures

 

The Colors Of Orchids

THE COLORS OF ORCHIDS

like a painter’s brush
delicate orchid petals
show off their colors

 

Batsto Lake

BATSTO LAKE

how quiet the pond
reflecting clouds and stillness
the scent of cedar

 

Everglades Evening

EVERGLADES EVENING

against a brilliant
sunset in the everglades
a blue heron rests

 

Sundown’s Beautiful Light

SUNDOWN'S BEAUTIFUL LIGHT

the color of your
love, like sundown’s beautiful
light, sunshine and bliss

 

Desert Town Hero

Water Tower

old water tower
humpty dumpty with a hat
desert town hero

 

Rooster & The Cup

ROOSTER & THE CUP

in morning slumber
rooster guards my coffee cup
percolator clucks

 

Broken String

BROKEN STRING

broken string, lonesome
another missing, not found
yearning harmony

 

End Of The Line

END OF THE LINE

gone to history
hard drives, letters, memories
twenty-three sets sail

 

Happy New Year 2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023

calm along the coast
greetings from north florida
happy new year all

 

Happy Holidays 2022

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2022

may mother earth heal
may animals not suffer
peace on earth for all

 

Heart To Heart

HEART TO HEART

now is the season
for hearts to remember hearts
the colors of love

 

The Sound Of Feathers

THE SOUND OF FEATHERS

a pair of herons
roosting in the wild thicket
the sound of feathers

 

Fire In The Sky

FIRE IN THE SKY

soft wings and wild things
pause in silent wonder at
the sky’s stunning fire

 

Swooping Intent

SWOOPING INTENT

as the free bird flies
i dream of that gift to be
my superpower

 

County Road 59

COUNTY ROAD 59

along my journey
slash pines and palm trees reach out
in the morning fog

 

Silver Treasures

SILVER TREASURES

antique silverware
wrapped inside a baby’s bib
found when grandma died

 

Moonglow

MOONGLOW

the cloudy night sky
holds the soft glow of the moon
in graceful silence

 

One Among None

ONE AMONG NONE

one great egret stands
among a crowd of wee birds
peering marsh water

 

Sunshine From The Stars

SUNSHINE FROM THE STARS

bright is the night sky
its light is my companion
sunshine from the stars

 

Sundown

SUNDOWN

rays of flaming light
emerging from horizon
sundown seduction

 

Dark Forest Path

DARK FOREST PATH

bright orange sunset
keeps me wandering along
the dark forest path

 

Silk & Cedar

SILK & CEDAR

she’s imagining
silk strings and dark warm cedar
conversing through song

 

Enchanting Moments

ENCHANTING MOMENTS

day surrenders night
and above a calming sea
the full moon shines bright

 

Old Trucks, Young Trees

OLD TRUCKS, YOUNG TREES

those who have a why
can bear almost any how
goals lead us forward

 

The Halloween Tree

THE HALLOWEEN TREE

shadows walk the wall
falling leaves prowl the sunlight
the halloween tree

 

Encountering Grace

ENCOUNTERING GRACE

a magical path
hidden from a restless world
encountering grace

 

Skylight

SKYLIGHT

high above the ground
a window and feathered nest
facing sky and sea

 

Nature At Her Best

NATURE AT HER BEST

delicate beauty
the lilies of the valley
nourished by raindrops

 

House Cat

HOUSE CAT

curiosity
elegant agility
life as a house cat

 

Ocean Bay Watchtower

OCEAN BAY WATCHTOWER

where ocean bay meets
alligators and egrets
dragonflies buzz by

 

Web Space

WEB SPACE

a scaffold building
spider orbits his web space
this autumn evening

 

Baby Sea Lions

BABY SEA LIONS

wet whiskers and fins
communicating, let’s play
in galapagos

 

Flower Power

FLOWER POWER

flowers in their hair
street theater spreading peace
all you need is love

 

Do Not Forget

DO NOT FORGET

true obedience
the ancient flag reminds us
past loss for peace now

 

Butterflies Are Free

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE

fluttering around
delicate beauty and joy
butterflies are free

 

Rusty Trucks

RUSTY TRUCKS

sun on rusty trucks
silently recalling those
happy bygone days

 

Sopchoppy Florida

SOPCHOPPY, FLORIDA

awakened by sound
from worm grunting festival
life as fishing bait

 

Restoration Play

RESTORATION PLAY

downtown theatre
performs restoration play
true life center stage

 

Graceful Touchdown

GRACEFUL TOUCHDOWN

how elegantly
the butterfly touches down
tiny feet on pink

 

Magical Moment

MAGICAL MOMENT

breathtaking sunset
with silhouetting palm trees
magical moment

 

Quiet Soul

QUIET SOUL

hurricane debris
there you were, starving skinny
precious friend, miss you

 

Mating Season

MATING SEASON

by the sea, they land
tiny feet grabbing shore sand
mating season clan

 

Magic Of Light

MAGIC OF LIGHT

seen by captive eyes
through lily pads and reeds
the magic of light

 

Unmerciful Sun

UNMERCIFUL SUN

a slow walk across
an unmerciful desert
broken heart journey

 

Ballerina On Trapeze

BALLERINA ON TRAPEZE

dancing dragonfly
ballerina on trapeze
twirling the clothesline

 

Life As A Tulip

LIFE AS A TULIP

life as a tulip
bending, flowing, surviving
renaissance woman

 

Son, Moon & Stars

SON, MOON & STARS

in my arms, you laid
your awesomeness consumed me
my son, moon, and stars

 

Gimme Shelter Please

GIMME SHELTER PLEASE

beast of burden at
one hundred and six degrees
gimme shelter, please

 

Circling Around

CIRCLING AROUND

circling around, i
eagle, tornado, or song
circling around me

 

Curly Fries

CURLY FRIES

along the food line
bar-b-q and curly fries
in hot summer sun

 

Tiny House

TINY HOUSE

if not woodpecker
tapping on old oak, no sound
at the tiny house

 

Sweet Greetings

SWEET GREETINGS

morning walk enjoyed
with sweet greetings from graceful
baby deer and mom

 

Blue Hearts

BLUE HEARTS

your mind was elsewhere
as seen in your reflection
captured by my heart

 

Early Morning Blue

EARLY MORNNG BLUE

early morning blue
sky’s wispy breaths of fresh air
lingers on the pond

 

Taco Cat

TACO CAT

look into my eyes
taco cat, spell it backward
look into my eyes

 

Meeting Of The Minds

MEETING OF THE MINDS

meeting of the minds
two heads are better than one
or a lot of bull

 

Taffeta Dresses

TAFFETA DRESSES

taffeta dresses
satin shoes, hairdos up high
life as a princess

 

Sitting Next To You

SITTING NEXT TO YOU
 
sitting next to you
dark hair, tight jeans, cowboy boots
green truck memories

 

Beauty & Benefits

BEAUTY & BENEFITS

glorious driftwood
a once strong, handsome tree, now
new life springs from thee

 

Colored Light Abstract

COLORED LIGHT ABSTRACT

colored light concert
dancing across the paper
abstract art in flight

 

Sunflower Yellow

SUNFLOWER YELLOW

sunflower yellow,
mandalas, saffron crayons
happy face fellows

 

Calm Before The Storm

CALM BEFORE THE STORM

calm before the storm
along the marsh and tall grass
stillness has no name

 

Nowhere

NOWHERE

along the roadside
a tattered sign to nowhere
pointing to the moon

 

Little Finch

LITTLE FINCH

little finch watches
all day from the birdhouse roof
parking lot people

 

Inevitable

INEVITABLE

i loved you, no doubt
atoms of you charmed my heart
logic struck you out

 

Watercolor

WATERCOLOR

flex, turn, tilt; color
moving at the speed of light
through my water glass

 

Heartbreak Hotel

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

rooms available
where you do not want to be
the heartbreak hotel

 

Princess Chicken

PRINCESS CHICKEN

please do not stir fry
or serve sliced and diced with rice
Princess prefers life

 

A Lonesome City

A LONESOME CITY

drifting clouds descend
a quiet lonesome city
empty brick boxes

 

Time For Reflection

TIME FOR REFLECTION

there comes a time for
realigning your journey
reflective moments

 

Pleased To Meet You

PLEASED TO MEET YOU

springtime bouquet with,
‘pleased to meet you’ sunflowers
life’s joys in a vase

 

Three Tomatoes

THREE TOMATOES

on lazy spring days
window light bathes the kitchen
three tomatoes bright

 

Twelve Plus Two

TWELVE PLUS TWO

two tender tulips
hidden in bouquet of twelve
touchy feely buds

 

Singing The Blues

SINGING THE BLUES

old oak died today
its pulse stopped as lightning struck
birds singing the blues

 

Wild Iris

WILD IRIS

its graceful presence
arrives in morning twilight
life as a flower

 

Meditative Cat

MEDITATIVE CAT

longer days of spring
sun rays, tall shadows, spellbound
meditative cat

 

Bronze Sunset

BRONZE SUNSET

bronze sunset begins
water ripples grow and fade
wings silently sleep

 

Simpler Days

SIMPLER DAYS

lens and pen artists
who’d grown to become mothers
simpler days held close

 

Sunlit Lily

SUNLIT LILY

glowing peacefully
sunlit hopefulness blossoms
life after the storm

 

Walking In The Rain

WALKING IN THE RAIN

brightly lit Times Square
shiny sidewalks everywhere
rain, rain in the air

 

Roses Take A Chair

ROSES TAKE A CHAIR

imagination
in cinder block studio
roses take a chair

 

New Life

NEW LIFE

a world of new life
dewdrops and caterpillars
looking for their home

 

Five Apples

FIVE APPLES

possibilities
apple sauce, butter, or pie
five apples waiting

 

Passion

PASSION

give me winter shores
and a passionate lover
walking hand in hand

 

Leadfoot Lizzy

LEADFOOT LIZZY

running up and down
and hiding from fat cat joe
leadfoot lizzy lulls

 

Drifting Iceberg

DRIFTING ICEBERG

from glacial shore stance
watching a drifting iceberg
float past frozen toes

 

Great White Egret

GREAT WHITE EGRET

the great white egret
primps his plume and pearl feathers
by the morningtide

 

Swaying Seas Of Grass

SWAYING SEAS OF GRASS

the katydids’ sing
among swaying seas of grass
as i walk their path

 

Sleeping Beauty

SLEEPING BEAUTY

i can see beauty
in the sleeping butterfly
the lonely artist

 

Look-in & Gaze-in

LOOK-IN & GAZE-IN

look-in and gaze-in
a-wait-in for the next urge
‘tween must-have cat naps

 

Purple Coneflowers

PURPLE CONEFLOWERS

you brought me flowers
rousing, passionate color
in my sleepy face

 

Mindful Escapee

MINDFUL ESCAPEE

staring out at sea
a man ponders, turns to flee
mindful escapee

 

Just Because

JUST BECAUSE

looking through the lens
lovely young camellias
just because of you

 

House On A Hill

HOUSE ON A HILL

in Colorado
on a steep sloping hill stands
a world of comfort

 

Peace Of Mind

PEACE OF MIND

the colors of faith
casting hints, tints, tones, and hues
on the believers

 

Winter Trees

WINTER TREES

looking up to view
towering trees with large heads
swaying against blue

 

Southern Gothic

SOUTHERN GOTHIC

echoes from geckos
revivals, southern bibles
overgrown tombstones

 

The Cat With White Goatee

THE CAT WITH WHITE GOATEE

staring back at me
a cat with a white goatee
tuna breath meow

 

Satellite Inn

SATELLITE INN

high-speed internet
for wandering satellites
refuge from the road

 

Sailing

SAILING

like a sailing ship
on a vast and changing sea
so too is my life

 

Spiral Staircase

SPIRAL STAIRCASE

a spiral staircase
in a shell, in the cosmos
divine calculus

 

Looking Glass

LOOKING GLASS

mirror images
bouncing back with eagerness
mystery of self

 

Empty Porch Chair

EMPTY PORCH CHAIR

the old windmill spins
as howling westwinds rush by
an empty porch chair

 

Wildflower Symphony

WILDFLOWER SYMPHONY

listening to lush
wildflower symphonies sing
the sound of crickets

 

Taking Flight

TAKING FLIGHT

the marvelous view
soaring high, floating freely
freedom is a bird

 

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