Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stones, seeds, or beans

Many versions exist
Around the world; this game
Name is simply a
Classic swirl of pits
And seeds, all of which
Lively players strive to capture
And thus, succeed.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Crossing the Columbia

Have you seen them up there
On top of the
Snickering and dancing, those
Equine wonders,
Soon after the bridge?

Thank you, David Govedare, for your beautiful sculpture Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Life in the big sea

Necklace shell or moon snail
Are the common names for
This predatory gastropod;  
It plays its natural game of
Covering completely
Its bivalve prey, then
Drilling through the shell
And using its proboscis to
Eat – a system that works well.

Thank you, Claudia O., for introducing me to this amazing animal. Below is the “sand collar” of a Moon snail.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Doing the work

Organized business doings,
Full of
Files, tools, machines,
Its operators are indeed quite
Cunning, though not thanked
Enough and often not seen.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Frequently his social
Change; how is this
Kind of
Even still here? Strange!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

'Go' with a twist

While wool was rolled, 
And trod upon, it fully
Led us to
Know this word anon.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hunting for beach...

Little glistening bits of brown, green,
And clear, when we
See cobalt blue or very
Scarce red, we cheer!

Thanks, Claudia O., for being up for a low tide walk!