Bright fall foliage floating in the still pond Ducks diving in the swallow waters Sun rays peeking out from behind the ominous clouds Garden of Reflection … Inviting me to sit … and be still.
A quiet, peaceful pocket in this town, Small bungalows line narrow streets Each and every house here looks unique A neighborhood walk here is a treat! An early morning stroll around the block Past the community garden, then left on Denton Behind a fence a dog
Quack, quack, quack, Said this very Cold Duck, Now please, have a taste before Saying yuck to this unfamiliar other Cold Duck. One part Mosel wine, one part from the Rhine o n e p a r t Cham pagne. Enjoy your Cold Duck! Quack,quack, quack!
Without a map landmarks along this road remind me each summer of what lies ahead around the bend on the other side of the valley over mountain passes each stop familiar the sights and the sounds and the smells: Evergreen forests gnarly oaks in meadows scent of eucalyptus in […]
Propelling swiftly through the sea, its body, in perfect symmetry. Kind of funny looking all around, a highly intelligent creature among the sea-bound. Its three hearts help it live and survive in the treacherous sea, where this super-strong swimmer can often be impossible to see! The skin of the squid, its head, […]
Too many books on my shelves, all-around the house, upstairs, downstairs, here, there, everywhere. More than one slightly used book with dog-eared corners, faded, tattered covers, strange bookmarks between the pages, hinting at its history. Most nights, curled up in bed, one slightly used book […]
I salute the history of coffee. Brewed every morning in homes around the globe In coffeemakers, French presses, Bialetti moka pots, perculators, paper filter cones The choice of beans is vast, dark or light roasts, single origin or blends. Endless possibilities await for our daily […]
Morning, noon and night, Much to my delight, The suet, the seed and the water fountain, Turn me into a binoculared spectator on the mountain. Keeping an eye on the happenings out back, These fine feathered friends sure demand their snacks! Solitary warbler dressed […]
This ancient ceremony Originated in 1469 At the Gyeongbokgung Palace. High on the balcony The sounding of the conch shell Announces The Changing of the Guards: Brilliant costumes Flags and shields in hand Obscured by helmets These expressionless faces Appear oblivious to spectators Waiting in the glaring sun. One by one […]
The neighborhood looked unfamiliar. The pedestrians we had come across did not speak English. We ducked into a small cafe. The interior resembled the “Starbucks” look, but it definitely was not Starbucks! Once our coffees were ready, the young waitress came over and chatted us […]
Music: alternative bossa nova classical dance electronic funk guitar hip hop instrumental jazz karaoke latin metal new age opera punk rock qawwali reggae soundtrack tango urban folk vallenato world xoomii yodeling zydeco So many choices! How could I choose only three songs? However, I do […]