bird and my eyes turn
plus sun and feather combine
unearthly white flash


These small moments with such huge import are part of what keeps me enthralled with nature. It’s because of my love for nature that I encourage you to visit






horned bison female
lives with my neighbors

at the gate. sign—
warning, buffalo

brought here as injured infant
she bonded with husband

after collecting eggs
wife won’t leave chicken run
without first checking
the gal’s position

we step past hens
look at her great swift body
pulling in October’s sun
“she is far enough away,
I don’t worry about her there”

the gal gazes back
eyes calm, clear

so obvious she knows
that at least within this yard
her power trumps ours


Photo: See it at Pixabay here.


Animals constantly astonish me and I want to see them thrive. That’s why I consider this site  an important one:


last night stove rattled
morning, countertop droppings
my best-laid plans change



“‘The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry’:
Definition—No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong with it.
The saying is adapted from a line in ‘To a Mouse,’ by Robert Burns:
‘The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.’”


each time
I walk
those few steps
of that path—
slate patch
mountain’s flesh
floats in aperture
formed by trees

each time
I think,
wood stove
sits empty

each time
outside appearance
inside knowing

spider story

nasturtium leaf, folded under
I lift to see

a spider

chalky white torso
almost a perfect sphere
delicate brown stripes segment the sphere
matching white legs—

comes over, runs the tips of those legs
right along where I have touched the plant