Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012

in the Lithodora
under blue skies

end of the 
school year
last minute rush
errands to run
appointments to keep

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

the cat bats
at the window
an orange butterfly

senior presentation
teaching and tutoring
therapy appointment
vet rescheduled
unexpected nap

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

in my recliner
a cat snuggles

last week
of classes
final projects due
quilt top pieced
new skirt cut out

Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012

picking up
dog poop
a crow caws

triangles sewn
into squares
which are sewn into 
a new quilt top
a butterfly outside

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27, 2012

iridescent wings
catching the sunlight
a dragonfly flies by

strips sewn
and cut into
squares and then
a new quilt top begins

Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 26, 2012

winds whipping
through the firs
a rainbow flag flaps

dog gets
his weekly bath
chores completed
new quilt begun
sunny day

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

a hummingbird
finds tall blue flowers
holiday weekend

hair cut
and errands
sleepy afternoon
for dogs and cats
and me

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

three quilts
finished and bound
a sunny day

my dog’s knee surgery
tutoring and quilting
three quilts finished
my dog returns home
the sun shines

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

rains end
dappled sunlight
through fir branches

squaring quilts
tutoring students
teaching bridge
helping the vet
successful day

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

stamping papers
hands covered 
in purple ink

high school seniors
finishing their last assignments
fulfilling all requirements
three quilts quilted
the rains continue

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

the skies open
a torrential downpour
slugs wander past

e-mails answered
pets cared for
a snail returns 
to my shower
a rainy day

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wordle 57: Crocuses and Grief

Crocuses bloom
along with flowers
of all colors
and various vegetables
including rose hips, 
marrows and carrots
just outside the window
and the clatter of raindrops
on the roof resounding louder
than the clapping 
of many hands drowns out
the secret stillness
of massive grief.

I had problems with these words but here's what I got.  If you want to join in, check out The Sunday Whirl for this week's wordle.  The twelve words are: secret, colors, window, massive, grief, hips, clatter, marrow, hand, flower, stillness, and crocuses.

May 20, 2012

washing skylights
on the blue roof
pouring rain

and reading
and napping in my recliner
cuddling with 
a cat

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012

Mother’s Day gift
magnolia puerh tea

Saturday chores
touch-up painting
piecing three quilts
napping and writing
a hummer flits by

Liebster Blog Award Nomination

Many thanks to Jules for nominating me for the Liebster Blog.  Please visit her site as she writes really great poetry and small stones!

This award isn’t voted on by any kind of committee; instead, it is passed from one blogger to another, to recognize fellow bloggers. Please choose five.  Now that you have been nominated it is your responsibility to:
1. Link back to the person who nominated you
2. Nominate a blogger who has less than 200 followers (sometimes you can see that
   on their site, sometimes not...)
3. Let nominees know by leaving a comment on their sites...and
4. Post your award the award image on your site...I’m still working on that -
   if you figure it out let me know - I'm not really sure how I got it on the page because it wouldn't copy from my word document so I snagged it from one of the other sites - when there's a will...).

Thank you all for your friendship, encouragement and of course your poetry! In no particular order...


I have only been writing poetry and blogging for a couple years and these wonderful bloggers have inspired me, encouraged me, and just been really nice.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

a cat
batting at himself
mirror reflections

a sunny day
robins and chickadees
under the bushes
the weekend arrives

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

a hummingbird
drinking from the fountain
fish swim past

work week ends
lots of tutoring
errands to run
new quilts begun
sun shines

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012

a small snail
sharing my shower
the birds sing

helping students
both adolescents
and seniors
baby robin hops
past the window

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

eight lap quilts
in fifteen days
a chickadee in the birdbath

tutoring and
exam proctoring
eight quilts bound
chickadees enjoy
the birdbath in the sun

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012

early morning
wake-up call
geese honking

eight quilts
all quilted and squared
binding nearly ready
for the last step
another summery day

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 13, 2012

summer day
a snail moves
along the purple deck

Mother's Day
hearing from both
my children
quilting five quilts
sunny summer day

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

the deck purple
a hot sunny day

laundry done
walkway painted
attending the
spring ballet
first quilt quilted

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012

soaking in a
hot tub

pinning quilts
an afternoon
playing bridge
painting a walkway
a quiet evening

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012

a metal ball
floating in the pond
the dog is spooked

extra tutoring
helping a senior
eight quilt backs
finished and pressed
a lovely sunny day

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012

my home
ruled by a cat
the dogs sleep

eight quilt tops
completed and ready
to be finished 
into quilts for
Student Link graduates

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012

a frog hops
along the pond edge
the crow caws 

in the morning
quilting all afternoon
seven completed tops
an eighth nearly done

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

a chickadee
in the birdbath
a butterfly flits by

sunny day
quilt top finished
and another half done
dogs to the groomer
decks power washed

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wordle 55: The Quilt

The Quilt

Emerging from
the chance arrangement
of various prints
vibrating in contrasting
designs aligned
in a clear pattern
of cobalt and magenta
tracing from dot to dot
a wink not a hook,
pure joy and never
a grind.

This is my attempt at The Sunday Whirl, using the words cobalt, align, hook, vibrate, print, grind, contrast, emerging, chance, clear, dot and wink.

May 6, 2012

a Norway Spruce
with bright red cones
two deer run past

sunny day
quilting and writing
a blog post
and two quilt tops

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

building a nest
beside the backyard pond
black capped chickadees

laundry and chores
watching a play
assembling a desk
and ironing strips
new quilt top nearly done

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012

the dragon holds
a ruby glass ball
pouring rain

therapy appointment
proctoring a midterm
running errands
second quilt top finished
productive day

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012

house fire
the mother
I never knew

students busy
end of year in sight
mountains of papers
needing marking
unceasing rain

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

pulling the recycling
out to the curb
a crow caws

giggling girls
eager seniors
rewarding day

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012

tree roots
across the lawn
chickadees hop past

and quilting
first top finished
seven more to go
quiet evening ahead