Tag Archives: summer

Baseball Distance

The stands have virtual sound, virtual hot-dogs, and the game goes on with runners at bat, everyone on the field … BASEBALL DISTANCE                                  the stands are full of ghosts the lingering smell of stale hot dogs and forgotten cheers the … Continue reading

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beach scene

It’s beach time, summer and the lazy days of sun and watching waves splash on sand. Time to swim or read or do absolutely nothing and all of it outside, as long as it doesn’t rain … BEACH SCENE (chain … Continue reading

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Speaking to the River

I don’t very often see frogs, they vanish under leaves, hide in deep shadow, though I’ve seen the occasional little green tree frog, but the big ones elude me … SPEAKING TO THE RIVER I have not forgotten                   the frog … Continue reading

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Drought Season

August is when we look for several meteor showers: the Kappa Cygnids, the Alpha Capricornids, the Southern Delta Aquariids, and the Perseids, a major meteor shower, typically takes place between July 17 and August 24. There are also some weird … Continue reading

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The taste of yellow

Summer is the time of golden suns, bright yellows everywhere, and blazing heat … too much for me, but I like the brilliant colours … THE TASTE OF YELLOW the yellow finch                                             flies off the page lands on a dandelion … Continue reading

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The summer queen

There’s a mystery to summer, the shadows fall thick, and who’s to know who or what lives therein? Are there indeed elves, pixies, or fairies dancing just out of sight? … THE SUMMER QUEEN the woman lives in grass deep … Continue reading

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2 Triolets

I’ve been somewhat obsessively writing triolets for the last month or so, and here are two of them, the first relates a friend’s sailing adventure with a dog, the second is all about summer! Triolets have a very specific rhyme … Continue reading

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Among Heavenly Bodies

Stars hang clear and bright in these August skies, wonderful for astronomers, ordinary stargazers, and those who long to fly out there into space … dreamers all … AMONG HEAVENLY BODIES two asteroids trailed by a nova                             drag me without … Continue reading

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On The Water

Time on the water, sailing, rowing, kayaking, rowing … Or just in the water, paddling, swimming … It’s summer and the best way to cool off is to be in or on water … ON THE WATER canoes bob on … Continue reading

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Ottawa to Victoria

It’s the season for crossing the country from one side to the other to visit family. Always special times, no matter whether it’s just to sit and gab or for a wedding! These occasions are special, and we record them … Continue reading

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