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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Winter moonlight illuminating an ice crystal


Winter moonlight
Gently illuminating
A solitary ice crystal

Bighorn sheep- unsafe to cross


Bighorn sheep herd -
Ram gesturing
Not to cross

Waiting to cross the Fraser River


Waiting for freeze-up
To cross the Fraser River
And get back home

Water in the high Chilcotin



The high Chilcotin -
Water seen only by
Hawks and goats

When we vanish Gaia will quickly recover


When we vanish
Gaia will quickly recoup
Her original beauty

Telling the eagle where to fish?


Is the Dean River
Telling the eagle
Where to fish?

Beauty from ashes


Beauty from ashes
To commemorate
A long life

Wings of the phoenix from burned forest ashes


Golden wings
Of the mythical phoenix
From ashes of burned forest

Beauty from renewal sealed in the shadows


Beauty from renewal
Rejuvenation and rebirth
Sealed in the shadows

Friday, 30 December 2011

Winter red cherries


Spring buds
Summer flowers
Winter red cherries

Winter moon bouncing off snow


Full winter moon
Bouncing off snow
Under the mountain ash

Northern Flicker feasting on berries


A winter love affair –
Northern Flicker feasting on
Sea Buckthorn berries

Swishing of air over wings


Quiet summer afternoon -
Swishing and whooshing
Of air over wings

Enough light for black cats


Four billion year sun -
Enough illumination
To soothe black cats

Hawk over Hunlen Falls


Suddenly into the light -
A Red-tailed Hawk
Ascending and soaring

Only goats have seen this canyon - until now


Until now
Only goats
Have seen this canyon

Nature's water colors painted by wind


Nature’s water colors
Painted and pushed
By afternoon wind

When the ice goes away so do we


Is it true that when
The ice goes away
So do we?

Imagine our world with no snow and ice


Imagine our world
With no snow and ice
And unable to breathe

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Winter beauty


Summer green
Autumn color
Winter beauty

Evening ice flowers- winter moon rising


Evening ice flowers
Glowing on glass -
Winter moon rising

Strings of ice flowers glowing on glass


Strings of ice flowers
Blooming in the sun
Glowing on glass


Where is Gaia's last fresh water?


Where are these
Mountains of ice-
Gaia’s last fresh water?

Where the Prairie falcon lives


Why does the Prairie Falcon
Raise her chicks
Among this beauty?

Caged in ice with Raven overhead


Caged in winter ice-
Catching sight of Raven
Circling overhead

Beauty of grass after the fire


Beauty of grass
In the early spring
After the fire

Monday, 26 December 2011

Silence only in winter


Silence to be delivered
Only in the brief days
Of deepest winter

Aztec Sun Stone announcing winter solstice


Aztec Sun Stone
Announcing winter solstice
To the burned forest

Dark night in the burned forest


Dead dark night
In the burned forest-
But then the moon

Moonlight shimmering off burned bark



 Winter moonlight
Shimmering off
Burned bark

The photographed observing the photographer


The photographed
Curiously observing
The photographer

Summer's evening loon's fishing


Summer’s evening
Loon’s fishing
Moon’s beaming


Is that the moon wailing?


Is that the moon
Wailing sadly
Into the black night?

Fraser River flowing through the winter moon


Fraser River flowing
Through the ripples
Of the winter moon


Fraser River following the moon


Fraser River
Following the moon
To the sea

Too fat to fly?


Basking in winter sun
Full of berries
Too fat to fly?

Churn Creek feeding the Fraser River beauty


Churn Creek-
Feeding the Fraser River
Rhythms of rhyming beauty