Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pass that empty lot with out so much as a glance,
and you will surely miss your chance to see
the grass proudly wearing new and

delicate beads of dew.

Monday, January 30, 2012

When the vessel of creativity is almost
empty, a new point of view can easily
be found by shifting right side up
into upside down.

(photo of the underside of a mushroom)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

To be driftwood is its dream; unfortunately,
stagnant water denies

a log's rhythm.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mr. Lizard is being sought after by fashion police
for shameless public displays

of his  snazzy pattern.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

American Wigeons are ducks whose name is strangely
suggestive of some clever but unnecessary

gadget invented in the U.S.A.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oak is the arbitrator. He uses his strength
and patience to bring the earth and sky

to a peaceful agreement.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sometimes a stone is more than an obviously smooth, hard surface.
It may also serve as an unusual but convincing canvas
for a demure self-portrait.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Progress" and "mankind" appear on the
 tragic signage proudly erected
 wherever another forest
 has been felled.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Night enfolds the socially isolated, but in doing
so may provoke uncontrollable fear in those
who already wander the streets by day
measuring the shadows.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Delicate in appearance only, the dragonfly
can cling tenaciously to its
chosen anchorage.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What would it mean to you, if every morning you did not see
the blue bleed through that sky
that had been drenched all
night in darkness?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wires carrying electricity are marvelously strung across a canyon,
yet they
disappoint me because they are not also bearing
or more of the Flying Wallendas.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Readers abhor the prospect of death because it denies
them the chance to experience
untold numbers of
stories... and of the ones they've begun,

they will never learn their ends.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Your comfort zone is the place
creativity goes to
commit suicide.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Today the trees reached up and
intertwined their arms with
the clouds and danced
with joy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An old rusted fence presents an incidental sculpture
created by the complex angles of its
tangled metal.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tiny trapdoors hide spiders
waiting for the vibrations
that trigger a leap upon

the unknown.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Possessing  dangerous edges,
less precious gems
also stud the earth.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Beware! An army of demented metal
marches across the landscape
toward your town.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

To the face in the mirror I say, "You are not the person I went
to bed as last night, because every morning
I wake up reborn."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Willows use their branches to brace
their reflections against the
slippery surface of
the creek.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Golden State sun bakes
California's crust to a
flaky but delectable brown.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The cold, crisp night in the canyon was punctuated
by the high pitched chirp of a bat
concealed by darkness.