Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31, 2011

three cats
two hands
sunday morning lie in

yard ornament

spinners assembled
placed in the yard
quilt planning visit
with a good book

Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30, 2011

answers caw
laundry beckons

son runs 50 mile race
daughter conducts concert
mom naps

chores accomplished
lovely nap
lovely summer day

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011

biopsy shows
clean margins
butterfly stops by

good news
from our vet
more construction
errands and appointments
good book

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28, 2011

picking up Sasha
slug crossing
purple deck

everyone home
living room furniture
in storage
new routines
together again

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

all my babies
back on island
if not home

10:15 PM
surgeon calls
Chauncey’s back surgery
prognosis good

Chauncey home
unhappily confined
Sasha’s surgery
resting at her vet’s

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

dog awaiting surgery
seven plump red

more emergencies
another day waiting
Chauncey’s surgery
finally begins 6:45PM
now 3 hours more waiting

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011

along the fence top
one robin
chasing another

family incomplete
Chauncey awaiting
back surgery
bumped by emergencies
still waiting

early morning
ferry ride
heavy rains all day
afternoon spent
reading and napping

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 24, 2011

flitting outside
lifting melancholy

things change
trite aphorism
wish they wouldn’t

unforgiving paragon
softly whispers
trite toyetic thoughts

sunny summer day
writing poetry
reading and napping
resting up for
upcoming stressful week

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23, 2011

hummers drinking
pond fountain

a slug
on my lettuce
set free

monday transport
two new
paintings hung
lovely summer day

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

early morning
robin dangling
a worm

upcoming week
two surgeries
quiet weekend
to prepare

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

on fence post

back healing
tutor one student
and reading

loud meows
cats object
to new

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011

strong winds
pine needles
in the pond

Sasha’s oncologist
not worried
surgery next week

Sasha’s oncologist
surgery next week
cats unsettled
new feeding routine

still unwell
taught bridge class
afternoon of
and napping

Oliver takes
unexpected dip
in dragon pond

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011

cloudy day
fir branch tips
daylight stars

back pain
plumber and
recliner time
another book enjoyed

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011

roaming free
pansies wink

bees mating
on a purple
door jam

trenches dug
pipes broken
and repaired
trenches filled
plants replanted

slugs spotted
and rescued
queen bee
mating on door jamb
super day

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17, 2011

faded memories
alternate realities

meyerling despot
mine to vanquish
with love

no clue 
how to highlight basil 
for me and mine

mine despot named basil
digging to meyerling
highlights clue to wealth

mystery of
did despots
the day

quiet rainy
summer day
in my recliner
with Sasha

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 16, 2011

sand castles
my son and I

sun shining
rain pouring
ambivalent weather

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

birds singing
words dance
in my head

vet calls
sasha’s cancer
nothing else

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 14, 2011

in July
green grass

back surgery
vet finds new lump
student no show
nice nap
chocolate muffins

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 13, 2011

a unicorn and
a dragon cavort
summer day

running errands
teaching, therapy
reading and napping
summer day

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 12, 2011

after six months
new roof 
finally finished

polar bears, other
indigenous species
losing habitats

quiet day
spent reading
in my recliner
with my

Monday, July 11, 2011

June 11, 2011

morning surprise
a doe standing
in my garden

soliloquy by
an antagonist causes
proper antagonism

angel delivers proper
soliloquy with passion
antagonist flutters by

doctor’s appointment
eye exam
reading a novel
too good to
put down

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 10, 2011

cat toy
pull strip from
envelope flap

in and out
of the sprinkler
a robin

quiet day
lots of time
in my recliner
napping and 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 9, 2011

water frog
snails and baby fish
pond teeming with life

day of chores
with more digging
for sprinklers
miss my solitude
but managed a nap

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011

fresh strawberries
summer breakfast

indomitable spirit
dancing the 
galliard alone

yeah the galliard
may be out of fashion
but it’s indomitable

sinus surgery
followed immediately
by sinus infection
unusual but then
so am I

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7, 2011

vet neurologist
long wait for MRI
piercing bark splitting head

day begins one way
quickly switching gears
ferry ride to Tacoma
hours at neurologist
home again, jiggity jig

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 6, 2011

hot summer day
black-capped chickadee
jumping branch to branch

long exhausting day
teaching new bridge class
nearly twenty students
dog to vet for x-rays
collapsing now

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011

cleaning pond
filter and fountain
summer day

arthritic dog
lies in hot sun
finding comfort

construction uproar
hummingbird searches 
for feeder

darting in and out

consider yourself
to be moonish

construction resumes
trim work
dentist appointment
nice nap
quiet evening

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4, 2011

my pets and I
dreaming of rain
canceling fireworks

on the fence
scolding the dogs

the jargonaut
celebrates by finding
gnu homophones

jargonauts meat
nu homophones
two many too count

lovely day
in spite of holiday
yardwork sorts nicely
lots of poetry
and new friends

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3, 2011

rescuing snails
from pond filter
water lily blooms

strawberry blossoms
become breakfast for
slugs and me

little worm
wiggling on my finger
returns to wild

out my window
spotting a green slug
with black spots

not a firecracker
happy birthday, sis

vashon island
constant return
unfunny to adduce spin

constant return
to my home
on my island

judges adduce
the spin prank 

gorgeous day
watering garden
blogging, reading
writing poetry

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 2, 2011

picking strawberries
monarch butterfly
flits past

weekly bath
drying dog
worm wiggles by

the gamboge bee
order is vital

gamboge flowers
attract hummers
in order after red

I adduce
gamboge ribbons
are in order for all

beautiful day
lovely shower
chores done
lots of strawberries
internet working again

July 1, 2011

in the sprinkler
dogs run away

need for solitude