Saturday, March 31, 2012

Azaleas

Blue sky like the ocean,
Pink petals 
Brush strokes 
From 
God's paintbrush
On my day!
Jesus loves me this I know! 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Toy Horses

Dream horses
 Take a girl off to a world where
 She cares for horses, 
Rides horses,
Drives Horses.
 It's a real world of make believe.
 A sweet one!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tulip pink ruffled

A ruffled pink tulip 
Like a wild rose
Surprised me.
Excited me
Delighted me 
With its uniqueness. 
Makes me realize
The awesome creativity of God 
In creating fabulous even 
the simple flower. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Orange flowers


Bright and full of light
These are the hues that say happy to us.
A flower colored a bright orange 
Spells freedom and joy. 
Says, "Perk up and praise God." 
Life is sweet!.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dogwood

Petals like white crosses 
Pure  and innocent as Jesus was
 Each petal tip touched through with red 
Where thorns and nails pierced Him.
 Each centered with a crown
 Fit for a king. 
Dogwood blooms at Easter 
To remind us God loves us. 
He does.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pink Tulip

The tulips at the Honor Heights Gardens 
always remind me of Cindy. 
She and I used to go there every spring with our children. 
One year the gardeners pulled up the faded tulips 
and gave them to the visitors. 
Cindy and I took some home to plant in our yards. 
Every year since Muskogee tulips have bloomed 
in spring in my flowerbed. 
I miss my friend, 
but I remember her again every spring
At tulip time.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Free feather

Crawling through the grass and clover 
To photograph dandelions and  bluets
A feather caught my eye.
A work of art itself.
After serving a bird 
Helping him fly,
He has a season of freedom
Then goes back to the soil.
Pretty feather
I would have missed it walking!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Purple Tulip

I planted a small brown bulb. 
With sunshine and rain came this leaf and pink/green stem. 
The bud burst open to reveal all this color and beauty inside, 
opening and reaching for the sky. 
What a surprise! 
Can there be hidden in people this kind of beauty 
waiting for warmth and prompting to break out and glow?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bloom Again

Pinks on white on green
Saintpaulias
African Violets
Gesneriaceae
What can I call you ?
You add color to winter days.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

China Bowl

China bowl filled with violets
 My own little garden
 Makes me smile each time 
I pass it
Sweetness.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Redbud

Redbud blooms outside my front door.
 Red buds open into pink flowers 
Like cotton candy on dark sticks
 Waving in the sweet air, 
Attracting bees and 
Singing spring songs.
When leaves come on
They push the blossoms.
Which fall softly-
A pink ring of 
Melted strawberry ice cream
 Around the trunk on a green grass plate.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Raisin Cookies

Cinnamon, 
Oats, raisins, 
Sweet creamery butter, 
Soft wheat flour, vanilla flavoring, 
Toasted pecans.
Remind me
Of being home 
Baking cookies
With my Daddy 
Sweet treat-
Sweet man-
Sweet memories.

Monday, March 19, 2012

White Roses

White or pink? 
Both 
Blended.
Pearl.
Delicate petals
Fragile as a baby's skin,
Sweet as baby's breath.
Swirls of softness
Like a child's voice 
Singing 
In a dream.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Periwinkle

Periwinkle so blue, so soft, and bright
Held on stems with waxy heart-shaped leaves.
Like little pinwheels
Spinning in the south wind.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Faces

Pansies on a bright cold spring day
Smile at us
From their spot in the flowerbed.
Cheerful little fairy faces.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Angel

Angel in the garden
Watching fennel grow,
Do you think its yellow flowers
Come too slow?

Seated on your pretty perch,
Holding chin in hands
Gardens are the sweetest spots
In any lands.

Soaked in sunshine all the day
At night-- stars overhead,
There may be no finer sleep
Than in a flowerbed.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Art

Pink Magnolia touched by frost
And bright sun
 In the same day
Still graceful
Still elegant
Like art deco
By God.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fog Morning

Fog
Like a blanket 
laid softly
Pushed back with the dawn.
Morning on the farm
Comes gently.

Monday, March 12, 2012

ranunculo


Sunshine
 like a yellow
 lollipop on a green stick.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Peach blooms

Even a rainy day under a gray sky
 is beautiful when the peach tree blooms.
It is worth a walk in the cold drizzle 
to look at the blossoms close
 and see the sprays of leaves beginning to uncurl. 
 The scent on a wind can fill an lonely heart with hopes. 
The color is the perfect pink 
of a first daughter's first Sunday dress.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunlight

Sunlight captured? 
No...
Still elusive,
Mine for a only a moment
Then gone.
Daffodil.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Skaters


Pear tree blooms like graceful figure skaters
 in flouncy white skirts,
  held aloft by the sleek arms of 
their handsome dance partners.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Blue Pansy

Bulbs
 sprout among 
the winter's blue pansies.
 Soon the pink 
of hyacinth will add its scent
 and the tulips will wave 
purple and red chalices 
at the sky.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ginger Dog

Ginger is a lab/hound mix.
 She enjoyed helping me weed the flowerbed. 
She's excited about spring's arrival. 
She rolled in the dry grass and leaves I pulled free. 
Such a lot of help!
She was absolutely lit up with cheer.
Can't you tell?

Monday, March 5, 2012

White Cream

Pure joy!
Sunshine on daffodils
Like cream poured on Moonlight
.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Madison


Wrapped in red 
Wearing a bow
Gift from God.
What a treasure she is!
In a meadow of new grass,
Wildflowers and sunshine
She is one of God's 
Most beautiful creations.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cake

Another year
Another birthday cake 
My little boy turns eighteen
Red candles, red balloons,
Friends and family,
Fun and Games
A happy day!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Purple Bloom

Today is full of promise.
When a bloom smiles at you as you pass,
 Kisses you shyly when you stop.
Blesses you with fragrance to hold on to. 
How can you not know
 That God is near?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tree Tulip

Waking up 
To sunlight and warmth, 
Tulip tree,
Embellished with hundreds 
Of dark pink buds,
Like parasols
They unfurl
In a day
Each a masterpiece,
Each a glory.
Each a gift.