Standing out at the lake this morning,
I found myself thinking about all the displaced people in Texas and Louisiana.
I became absorbed in the thought that all of us need a place that is a safe home.
Birds need safe homes too … such as this ancient grand hardwood standing tall on the shoreline.
My prayers and meditations are that the people, animals, birds, plants and trees in Texas and Louisiana recover soon.
a tree, a thought, a moment of golden light at sunrise this morning
Crisp autumn morning by the Haw River.
found by students
brought to rest
where ecology is taught
stir my childhood memories
lazy reading days
stretched across scratchy pillows
one toe dangling pushing
creaking metal to and fro
how savory wafting fragrance
grandma’s biscuits and honeysuckle
still my mouth waters so
brings memories decades old
great blue heron landing in the translucent greens of the early morning light