News

Haiku 26, April 26, 2016

Bats, some people think, are kind of creepy. Little squeaky mice with wings webbed like duck feet.
Maybe rabid. Maybe related to vampires. Most certainly unwelcome if swooping through your bedroom late at night.

But in reality? THEY ARE COOL.
And in Austin, where I live, they are an institution.

A million and a half of them — all babies and mamas — spend 6 months under the Congress Avenue bridge, fly out in dark, pretty, undulating waves every night, hungry for insects. Which is good news for those of us with sweet blood. It’s like the opposite of being bit by a vampire, really.

Bats. They get a bad rap.

13102634_10208852750386310_3041204210965800487_n

Hundreds of people
A million and a half bats
Gather on one bridge

Haiku 25, April 25, 2016

There is something about the ever-changing yet ever-constant phenomenon of sunrises and sunsets that brings out the reflective in us. The thoughtful. The meditative. The fully present and aware and alive.

Each morning, a fresh start. Each evening, closure. That’s all we have…

13062458_10208846546191209_7475544252190382159_n

The sky goes rosy,
lit up from the inside out.
I step into it.

Haiku 24, April 24, 2016

Somehow ego is funnier and less problematic in birds than it is people, don’t you think?
Here’s who we appreciated on our walk in Mayfield Park this morning.
I thought you’d like to see him too…

13096191_10208838047778754_3153731399928786526_n

How ostentatious!
Some people are such show offs,
but can you blame them?

Haiku 23, April 23, 2016

Yes. Another poem about my favorite subject.
Sometimes I really do think all of the world’s best qualities show up in a good dog.
They are so loving and full of joy, so loyal, so tender and humane.

13062102_10208830403067641_2756234596833375990_n

It’s good to stop here,
breathe, reflect, appreciate.
Then? A flying leap!

Haiku 22, April 22, 2016

My mom and dad are visiting from up north where their spring has barely started.
Ours, here, is coming to an end. But today, on Earth Day, we all met here.
In the sunshine. In front of this wild prettiness….

13083179_10208823476814489_8361591035678494493_n

Passion flower blooms —
a star, a firecracker!
Today is Earth Day!