Tag Archives: trees

Experience Wind

You guessed it, windy day today in the woods. A good tree listening day but that is another poem. While biking against wind isn’t fun, going out in it, sensing it, is fun. The trees pictured here were clicking together, … Continue reading

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Windy Day

Ah lovely day in the woods in the beautiful wind. The sounds, the smells, the a live trees dancing around. Had to mark the day and the experience with a poem. Cracked open my oil pastels and made a picture … Continue reading

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For the Love of a Cat Face

I love this poem and I love interesting trees. The loggers call them “cat faces.” You will see more of these cat faces in my poems. For the Love of a Cat Face Sure, there are plenty of straight, proud … Continue reading

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Tap Tap Tap

I am getting into being back at my big, old job and finally sleeping better. Weekend sleep is still the best of course. This morning I slept in to 6:25 when a lovely tapping sound woke me. Wood peckers are … Continue reading

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Sing the Earth Delight

Every thing is in bloom and green and growing like weeds, especially the weeds, and the birds. I have been noticing the birds. One night sleeping with the window open, the birds were so rowdy at dawn that they woke … Continue reading

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Winter Moment

A bonus poem today. Same observations as the poem earlier today but shorter and with a thoughtful finish. Enjoy the poem, and enjoy all life’s little moments. Loves. Winter Moment The constant humm of wind over the chimney. Sleepy nods … Continue reading

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January Thaw

Okay the Thaw came to Wisconsin this first week of February but “January Thaw” is the familiar term.  This morning, I was worrying over the rain melting our beautiful skiing/snowshoeing snow.  The phenomenon of mid-winter thaw helped me to trust … Continue reading

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Listening to Trees

Yesterday, we spent the day in the woods cutting up trees toppled by a storm last spring.  Being the “logging assistant,” I had time to play with the live trees between cutting and hauling.  Snuggling up to a beautiful tall … Continue reading

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Is There Beauty in all Struggle?

A poem from my recent Oregon trip to teach at the Oregon Poetry Association conference. Best part of the trip was three days with my sister hiking and kayaking in the Cascade Mountains.  Here is a poem that came from … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Roots

This poem had two inspirations. One is getting my ancestry.com results (Norwegian, German and a little Swedish). The second is my hometown gearing up for the second annual Wisconsin Ginseng Festival this fall. As you know Ginseng is a root, … Continue reading

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