Friday, December 14, 2012

What a painful day.
Where is the 
Peace on Earth
and Mercy Mild
for our children,
for families,
for the innocents
of our country?
When, when
are we going to stop
this absolutely awful and
heartbreaking trend?
When are we going to say
"No" to all of these
destructive weapons?
I do know that millions
of hearts, prayers and thoughts
go out to the victims
and their families.
It is a good thing to do,
but...we need to stand up
and scream and demand
and crap to the politics of gun control.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gone For a Bit

I will be missing for a bit.
I do hope that it is a very short time..
having surgery today
to repair a hernia.
It's always fun here.
Love to all, Ellen.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Honor and Remembrance

National Memorial of the Pacific
Close to my "growing up home"
on the island of Oahu.
It is a beautiful place
which also holds these words
for the thousands who are missing,
lost, or buried at sea.


Saturday, November 3, 2012


a bit fragile
and vulnerable,
though it has been
a good day.
still and still.
Aren't we blessed
to have such beauty
around us?
Quiet, stillness
and transparency can be good.
Still, still, still..
that's how we find ourselves.
best. e.

Friday, November 2, 2012

It Happens

But it always makes me sad.
Such a short life,
and who is left to wonder
where he/she is?

I have learned that many times
they recover if left alone.
Not this time.
He/she is tucked in the flower bed
away from the cat and dog.
Fly away little soul,
and thank you for the beauty of your song,
the swiftness of your wings
and your feathers that reflected
the wide open sky.

best, e.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Autumnal Glory

..Seen in a few of our greenhouses..
Many pictures, I know.
Wasp taken by my son on his phone.

 Porcelain beauty of the ginkgo..
living fossil
coral or angel wings
Contrast in color that I loved

Beautiful bark..I am ignorant about which maple this is
but I can still rejoice in it's beauty

Again, loved the dappled beauty here

Dried, down to the bone
holds it's own loveliness

More of the same

Dappled, freckled

Old angel's wings

Bark with character
age has it's beauty

Always look down
for there is surprise and delight

Fairy pillow
Green in the land of reds and golds

Magical palette..

best to all, e.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wishing ...

and praying
for all who have been,
and are in harm's way...
May comfort and safety
come your way.
May your loved ones
be safe and gathered round you.
May the following days
bring hope,
and all things good.
May you all
be well.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Perfectly Peaceful Pasture

Pure Pleasure.
Taken by my son
on his phone.
best, e.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Inside the Inside


Inside is good.
What is even more wonderful
is the goodness, the friendship, and
the connectedness of
other people.
Such a blessing.
best to all, e.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Small Fall Before the Big Rain

So much potential,
but early rains do put an end
to the beauty that could be.
It is what is.
What came before the rains
was magnificent and such a blessing.
Is it selfish to want more?
Perhaps so.
I am grateful,
though feeling quite greedy.
I do want the promise of oaks,
maples and the glory of
the autumnal skies
to be fulfilled.
best, e.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

This Afternoon...

I cleaned out some dead flowers..
looked at the lovely wine grapes,
and as I wandered around,
listened to the very far
and faint susurration
of the crickets.

It was a beautiful day.
Made more beautiful
because of thoughtful notes
from loving and caring people
whom I love. Thank you all.
As I listened to the distant strains
of the crickets, such dainty beings,
I imagine that tonight
they are donning their tuxedos,
ties, white blouses
and black skirts.
I believe that if I pay attention very carefully,
I will hear the magnificent
orchestration of Vivaldi's
I hope that you can hear it too,
no matter where you are.
Tuning up the strings,
tightening the bow, 
all as one rejoicing in 
this beautiful season.
I hear the "tap, tap" of the conductor.
Ready, begin, and the music
flows like water
over the linen grasses,
it blows through the waning
light of the moon.
The brilliant stars light the way
for all of us to take a seat,
to listen and give applauds 
for this gentle and gorgeous
With love and best, e.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Holding On To Some Old...

Welcoming In The New...
Old photos that give me joy.
Saying goodbye to September.
September that brought such beauty
and some difficult times.
I greet October.
She will come with such loveliness.
I do know this.
Slanting light that limns.
Cold mornings and warm days.
October gathers her palette
and holds her brushes
so softly as she touches
each leaf and the sky
with her sweet and soulful hand.
best, e.