what a lovely little place
discovered on a walk in the woods
nestled beneath the old trees
resting on a blanket
of the softest pine needles
open to all who happen by
who lives here?
“when you’re wide open, the world is a good place.”
nichols arboretum, ann arbor, mi, usa. november 2018
kinders find magic in the japanese garden
seeing things change right before them.
‘change is a measure of time, and in the autumn, time seems speeded up.
what was, is not and never will be;
what is, is change.’
-edwin way teale
“bees do have a smell, you know,
and if they don’t they should,
for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
-ray bradbury – dandelion wine
summer 2018, ann arbor
if i were really, really, ridiculously wealthy,
i wouldn’t buy a mansion,
just tiny apartments in every city i love.
ann arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2018
silence on a hot summer night in ann arbor
“the most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.”
-simon van boy
while many kids of my era ate glue, paste, chalk, and crayons
i was busy with my own unusual eating habits
because we played outside for hours and hours
in the fields and open spaces of our neighborhood
most every day
i supplemented by ‘indoor diet’
with my own outdoor natural food diet
often consisting of:
pulp from a freshly fallen tree stump
rich, black, loamy soil
and baby ants.
not sure why i was drawn to each of these things
or why or how i stayed healthy
must have been all of the snow i ate in the winter months
but i’ve learned not to eat baby ants
and i’ve since moved on to chocolate, pasta, and flamin’ hot cheetos
apparently i was one of the original clean eaters
quite by accident.
“eat food. not too much. mostly plants.”
-michael pollan -‘in defense of food: an eater’s manifesto’
to the breezy rain
stormy waters rolling onto shore
and i’m soon to be
sleeping by a dock in the bay.
“water is the driving force of all nature.”
-leonardo da vinci
traverse bay, traverse city, michigan, usa – summer 2018