Saturday, April 22, 2017

NATURE AND OREGON

Today, Earth day, I think about our worlds beauty and how much we should cherish it.  Many take it for granted that the earth and its gifts will always be there, but we are its caretakers and we make that happen or not.  We have to be more diligent now.  Today here in Oregon we have had Mother Nature displaying power a bit, as we have had rain, sunshine and wind all at once!  Here is a poem I wrote after one such day.
WALK BETWEEN STORMS

Rivulets of rain carve wrinkles
in the earth; feathered clouds
now depleted of energy 
glide listlessly overhead.

Worms, expelled from sodden soil,
form mysterious script upon the path,
native code talkers writing
alien communication.

Liquid diamonds quiver on a strand
 of spider silk, a bracelet adorning
the uplifted arm of a redbud tree
swaying to a rumba beat.

Rain-pasted leaves craft
a collage of natural hues
alongside the river running russet
with torn flesh from mountains.

Along the worn path miniature craters
comprise a moonscape
as wind wafts diminutive swells
across scattered puddles.

The fragrance of moist grass
is a heady aroma,
an aide memoire of
renewal and growth.

Returning home as rain begins again
I gaze through the cold window,
witness the writing of water
across it, and covet its clarity.

Rose Lefebvre 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

GROWING GARDEN IS BURSTING FORTH

I have been a bit laid up from an injury to my right hip, so I spent today editing photos taken a few days back.  I am not supposed to go walking, take medications given me, and just let the joint relax. Lots better than the doctors first suspicion of appendicitis!  A CT scan ruled out the appendicitis and any infection, an x-ray ruled out damage to a bone, so it is muscle running through hip.  Just means I have had to stay down, no going for walks, no outings, and no marches...darn! I watch things going on from windows and relax.  It is wonderful to see the garden springing with more life and color!
Lots of pictures!
The yard is gaining color each day!
Notice the 2 ants enjoying the pink flowers.
The left photo is of my Lion's Man Japanese maple and not sure of the type of Japanese maple on the right but love its colors!
Tulips and daffodils!

I love seeing the fronds of the ferns slowly unrolling.
It makes me smile to see its beauty, and I think my friend and landscaper, Lisa N!!
I need to also send a "thank you" to my blogger friend, Diana, of the blog Nana Diana Takes a Break    http://thenanadiana.blogspot.com/
When I was down she had sent me a package containing these items-
Such a sweet gesture that lifted my spirits!  Chocolate covered cherries are my favorite!!
Thank you Diana K!!!!


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SPRING IS BEGINNING

I am enjoying the bits and pieces of the signs of spring popping up in my gardens.  It brings about hope.  It has made me even more eager for more lovely days and the enjoyment of nature.
I love seeing the pops of color!!!
Such delicate beauty!
Such beauty. 
I look forward to spending time in nature, taking photographs, enjoying its beauty, savoring its stillness, splendor, and serenity.