Tag Archives: spring



along the path

on our walk

 by the river

these tin soldiers

lie napping

in the sun

as they 

 await their moment

to fly once more.

“adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

-ralph waldo emerson

huron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa


honey-sweet may.


“at last came the golden month of the wild folk–

honey-sweet May, when the birds come back,

and the flowers come out,

and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.”

― samuel scoville jr.

image credit: proteus, ‘the elfin maypole float, 1887

high spirits and devilment.




when we set out on our hike 

to see what spring animals

were out there

we thought maybe

we’d see a bear

awakening from a long winter’s nap

though we most likely 

scared any creature

who happened to be in our oncoming path

or most anywhere in the vicinity

with our marching and laughing and yelling and jumping

and then

we looked closer

and at last

found an animal

passed over by many

who was not afraid of us

just waiting to to be discovered 

a single ant. 

“life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.”

-nadia boulanger