Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Great Horned Owlet

A Great Horned Owlet

perched patiently on a branch.

Just learned how to fly!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring leaves

Beacons of new hope;

spring leaves shining in the sun.

New season begun.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Swimming Coot

American Coot

swimming in the clear water.

What great swimming feet.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fresh leaves unfurling

from a once baron tree branch.

New life exploding.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Blue Jay

Blue Jay on its perch,

looking out over the pond,

from the river birch.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Can you find this bird?

Can you find this bird?
A red-winged black bird chirps loud...
Yes, right over there!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring ornaments

Look.... spring ornaments

stunningly adorn the tree.

Wow, I am impressed!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee.
Discs and bodies all flying
gracefully in air.

Spirit of the game.
Reinforcing sportsmanship;
good friends all around.

A cool relaxed vibe
permeates throughout the sport.
Ultimate Frisbee.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Food Bank Haiku

Racks all loaded full
Quietly eager to feed
Once volunteers come

Massive totes of food
Donated and unsorted
Waiting patiently

Carrots from the dirt
Arrive massed together by the pallet
Waiting for red mesh

Cones of cereal
Towering in the warehouse
Waiting to be bagged

Could there be a prize
in one of those massive bags
volunteers wonder…

Volunteers storm in
Often times by busload
 All eager to help

After they are all signed in
Sitting in their chairs

Many hands at work
Packaging food for those in need
Gladly with smiles

Then time for clean-up
Tables washed floors swept all clean
Then time for wrap-up.

Then hands all washed up
Preparing to repack
After instructions

What accomplishment.
So many tons of food packed
All for those in need.

Quickly they all go
Yet, another miracle
At Second Harvest.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Portraits of young girls

Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits (Millennium Park, Chicago, IL)

Portraits of girls

cast in iron and resin

elegantly stand.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Lightening hits the tree,

scattering wooden splinters.

Beware of lightening!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015