August beauty

ANNOUNCEMENT: Today on Kathy Temean’s blog she’s featuring me with an essay (Why Poetry?) I wrote for Evan and Laura Robb’s blog recently. I hope you’ll visit Kathy’s blog and leave a comment if you wish. Here’s the link:

Hi everyone,

A lot of beauty on the patio this time of year thanks to a cool, rainy month instead of the usual bleaching, dry highs of 90 degrees. I took this through my dining room window. Later I noticed the ubiquitous water hose. It gets a lot of use around here so I guess it has a right to be present in the picture.

We sat outside last night and dined on pork tenderloin, salad, and broccoli. Goose Lake was a mirror. A pair of squirrels chasing each other for sport ran past our feet, a beautiful green hummingbird entertained us as it made its way from blossom to blossom around the patio, lingering at the hibiscus blooms, at one point two feet from my face. It was a serene evening. You need one of those now and then.


9 comments on “August beauty

  1. Through the window and the screen
    the outside wild beauty brings
    the flight and dance of hummingbirds.
    Bougainvillea’s color-herds
    outlined by the water hose
    ubiquitous as David knows.

  2. No five-star restaurant can compete
    with all the beauty at your feet.
    Flora and fauna at every turn –
    makes the rest of us secretly yearn.

    • Greetings out there in Colorado, Susan. I hope you and Danny feel better today. Thank you for penning a poem to Goose Lake. On behalf of all the local denizens, I thank you!

      • Starting to think this sinus/cough stuff is never going to go away! Sure hope you and Sandy don’t get it! It’s no fun coughing into the night!

      • Susan, could it be mold of some sort? It seems strange that you both have it and it’s lasting so long.

    • Hi, Rosi! Thanks for journeying over to Kathy’s site. Glad you liked the article. Kathy designed my web site as well as my blog. She’s multi-talented.

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