Category Archives: Seasons

Royalty Arrives in Richmond

Four separate varieties of Daylily greet this sultry June morning—pale peach, bright yellow, tiger striped purple and blazing orange. Each one is given only a day to live, and yet they explode with joy at the living of it on … Continue reading

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Arise, Sing, Tis Easter

She used to make: • The ham biscuits • The green beans • The deviled eggs • The potato salad • The fruit salad • The coconut cake • The sweet tea • The Easter Baskets Now her energy is … Continue reading

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In the Garden – A Summer Solstice Story

In the Garden A Summer Solstice Story The longest day of the year is over and now we head Inch by inch, day by day Into the darkening. There is a sadness in The garden today It happened while we … Continue reading

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Underneath Are my daffodils Under the snow? Will my hyacinths Make a scentful showing? What are my crocuses Pondering down there Under this deep white Coverlet? JEHW March 1, 2015

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Melting Snow begins to melt in the wetlands –- Great lungs of the lake A paint-by-numbers puzzle painting Of color and sensation Snow, white against milky butterscotch water Edged in icy silver Charcoal and chocolate textured tree trunks Some crawling … Continue reading

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The Cookies – A Valentine Fantasy

The Cookies A Valentine Fantasy Would the world Dissolve into chaos If I stopped everything And made the cookies? It could be fun. The lovely sticking dough — Like mud pies of old — Rolling around the counter, Making a … Continue reading

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Imbolc Thirteen degrees Making itself felt Pouring through the Window panes Stopping me cold In my tracks Lonely hammock Sits on the porch Longing for a Lazy lollygagger A stack of good books A cool glass of tea Midwinter just … Continue reading

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