Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bubbles in Ice


Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) C.) bubbles in ice


video



below the surface
trapped bubbles race
toward freedom

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence

garden shadows
creep across my heart
I long for spring


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gnarled branches stretch
naked in evening twilight
welcoming roosting birds



This is the last day of the 30 day winter retreat Find the Silence.  If your looking for more try reading some of the wonderful submissions at Carpe Diem.  The link for the retreat posts is at the top of this post.  Hope you enjoyed.

Find the Silence Day 29


Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence

Day 29 


in the evening sky
V formation of geese
changing leaders

Find the Silence Day 28



Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence
Day 28 



in the silence
the sound of a single leaf 
spiraling downward

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Find the silence Day 26



Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence


breaking the silence
steeple bells chime
cool and crisp

Find the Silence -Day 27


Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence






on the hilltop
overlooking the city
a moment of silence

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Find the Silence Day 24


Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence


Day 24 December 7


after morning walk
still showing on cheeks

the blush of winter


Finding Silence Day 25


Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence

Day 25



silent house
full of unexpected 
memories

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Find the Silence - Day 23


Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence

Day 23 


the evening garden
wrapped in winter’s silence
under frozen stars

Mysteries


Today’s beauty came this evening.  Five moonflowers were open in the garden.  These beautiful white flowers look like morning glories on steroids.  One fully opened flower is about my hand spread  This is a highly fragrant plant and attracts sphinx moths who pollinate it.  Seeing the flowers got me thinking of the mystery of insects, moths and bats that come out at night to drink from sweet smelling blossoms.  It is amazing that as one set of flowers and insects bed down when the sunsets another set is taking over the night shift.  There is such a delicate yet beautiful between plants and animals, birds and insects.


moonflower

calls to the moth
sweet fragrance