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outside poem

petal rain

may petals 099 pink petals may petals 110 pink tree may petals 137 pink tree may petals 253 pink petals z may petals 046 petal carpet
In bloom for one week
On the brown branches of trees.
Sweet smells of springtime.

Flowering up high.
The wind blows, and they drift down.
Pink petals carpet.

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outside poem

turning

early october leaves tree bark

early october leaves

fuzzy ginko

vertical fungus

their unmasked colors

appear this time of year here.

deciduous trees

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outside poem

first day of 2014: in the woods

ornament snow cap small backdrop small in focus snow top small layers snowy creek small walking small with mushroom platter snowA quiet hike in the snowy woods on New Year’s Day, before the snow fell heavily. And haiku inspired by the photos.

edging the tree trunks
fungi catch the weightless flakes
perches for snowfall

frozen apples hang
high in the snowy forest
nature’s ornaments

thin layer of ice
beneath reflection and snow
looks like the night sky

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fruit poem

my introduction to ground cherries

In a parking lot on a card table before a rusty pickup truck.

Nestled beside zucchini logs and onion bundles.

Spilling from a flimsy wooden box.

Pocket-size paper lanterns?

Husks grass to blush.

Petite globe fruit packages.

Green apple, roasted pineapple flesh.

New ritual for the summer pre-meal ceremonies.

Shucking corn, snapping beans, unwrapping ground cherries.