sunshine

Night/Day

The light of day dawns

a new chance

to be in the world.

The night of day dawns

a new chance

to be in the world.

Some animals only

come out at night.

Nocturnal they’re called.

A lot gets done in the

light of day.

The same can be said

in the dark of night.

 

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Solar Healing

With the wind at my back

or in my face,

I’m going.

Blow me side ways.

Blow me down.

I’ll get up.

Down is no place

to be

unless you’re a miner

or volcano lava,

either way you’re

going to be glad

to get some fresh

air.

 

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Ball of Fire

Light, light, light

Sun

yellow and

warm

round and

fiery

smiling

dancing

in the sky

to a silent

drummer

keeping beat

to our hearts

and minds.

Our skin is touched

by its gentle

rays

respect its power

and come in

on very hot days.

Halema‘uma‘u crater on K?lauea volcano glows at eveening. Hawaii Island.

Halema‘uma‘u crater on Kilauea volcano glows at evening. Hawaii Island.

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Renew

It’s good to start off the day

with exercise–a good workout!

It makes the rest of the day

go much easier.

Weekends when no work looms

provide the space to do what you

want.  I like to move–walk,

run, exercise in nature.

It’s not that hard physically

yet going to my “limits” and

feeling “worked out” gives me

a chance to renew my mind,

feelings and body free from

the impositions of a job.

I’m glad I can’t stand

being indoors for very long.

I’m a lot healthier getting

out for an hour.

View of Zion National Park from trail in high country, UtahC00471D-11

View of Zion National Park from trail in high country, Utah 

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Goosey Loosey

O.K.  Goose.  You and your

friend (another goose–Canadian

geese mate for ‘life’) are hogging

the trail.  Sitting directly in the

path of runners, bikers, walkers–

me!  OK so you had to get up off

your duff  (you have a duff,

don’t you?) and stand

aside while I walked through

–even around–giving you

lots of space wild/tame

as you are/seem to be,

and yet you hissed at

me like you were being

sized up for dinner tonight

(you weren’t).

So, I didn’t appreciate

the unfriendly, even overtly

aggressive treatment

even as I just walked by.

I think you had a feather

up your duff and was just

having a bad goose down

day.

Geese landing with fall colors. Montana

Geese landing with fall colors. Montana

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Blooming

The flowers

everywhere you look

are coming out

to show the world

their colors.

Some are late bloomers–

their time is yet to come.

Nature gradually

terraforms the world

of blossoms

a little here

a little there

not all at once

except now

it’s trying to beat

its own record

rainfall & sunshine

year!

 

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sun here and gone

the sun played peek-a-boo

with the clouds

I was  glad to see it when it came out

sad and cold to see it go back into

hiding

not willing to be observed by those

below

all are below the sun, none are

above it

we don’t look down on the

sun

when we try it disappears behind

the earth always remaining

equal to or above us never

allowing it to be looked down upon.

 

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Stump Top

The goose just look at me

standing alone atop the lopped

off tree trunk at the river’s edge.

I said “hello”, an unusual

place for a goose to perch.

No one was going to crowd him

out of his place or encroach upon

his freedom.

“I, King of this mountain”

he seemed to express,

so I tried not to

disturb his somewhat

peaceful presence in

our unexpected encounter.

Or it could have been

a “her”.

Star Gazer Lily close up.

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Sunny Days

Sometimes the sun

is not ashamed to show

her face.

Mother Jones and Mother

Earth appreciate that.

As well as the little humans

who crawl on her face

like ants.

Sometimes she hides.

Not afraid to show

her face but hangs

out in privacy

anyway.

The ants get along.

The humans

survive.

And the sun keeps

shining,

nevertheless.

 

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Starlight

Days come

Days go

The wind blows

The stars

wait

their turn

to shine.

The sun

is there–

no days off

no r&r

animals

sleep in

weather just

changes–

is always

on the job.

 

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