IMG_2462 yellow rumped warbler 2014 (1)

Yellow-rumped warblers are often seen whirling past as two chase each other; this one stopped just long enough for me to catch his profile.

_RK_4318 young spotted doe2014

Young doe with ears alert to the other does moving away behind her while her alert eyes are glued on me.

gliding rocker
three abreast
found by students
brought to rest
where ecology is taught

shadowing trees
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
gliding rocker
brings memories decades old

IMG_1506 metal lawn rocker 2014