Apricots, pineapple, pectin, sugar… A summer afternoon, not too hot, with a nice breeze; Favorite music or sounds drifting in through open windows; Fourteen little jars full of sunshine now sit on the stove. Soon they will sit on the shelf with others, Made from cherries, raspberries and pure enjoyment, Ready to greet and cheerContinue reading “JAM SESSION”


Robins chirping, the cooing of doves and chickadee song; Air filled with the pungeant fragrance of pine; Warm sun mixed with the cooleness of the morning breeze; What a beautiful morning!   Roses, lilies and delphinium share their loveliness; Fruits and vegetables offer their goodness; Their perfumes and colors add to the day’s music; WhatContinue reading “BEAUTIFUL MORNING”


Summer is winding down: Evening comes sooner; Preparations for winter happen in earnest; Teachers and students are back at the ol’ grind! Everybody knows that Months will be colder for a while; Blizzards and rainstorms will brew, Enveloping the world in white blankets, Running over into streets. Soon enough, however, Everything will start to awaken,Continue reading “SEPTEMBER”


Do you remember August, When summer was still alive; Yet boredom and anticipation Were beginning to move in? New shoes, clothes and school supplies; Friends meeting on the playground Getting lockers and class schedules; Checking out the newcomers. “Not so fast,” you were thinking, Warm days and evenings still reign; The county fair is justContinue reading “BACK TO SCHOOL”


The Seeds were planted months ago, After clearing the ground and tilling the soil. At first, it seemed that nothing was happening; Then, green shoots appeared, Growing into plants, And finally, bearing fruit But the fruit was small, hard and green It was sour with no flavor whatsoever. Then, as rain, sun and fresh airContinue reading “THE BOUNTIFUL HARVEST”