“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Morning patterns

This is my view.

This tree & I have become friends .
With leaves or without, I have watched it every morning for 14 years.

This particular morning it was covered with lace,
shadows from the honeysuckle vines,
and those nameless vines with blue flowers.

It was attended by dragonflies
a particularly large orange butterfly,
around & around & around.
And around.

Higher up,
where you can't see,
is a house for owls,
and behind,
where you can't see,
are pegs to help you climb into the midst of those limbs.
That you can't see.
you become one


  1. I love this picture and aspire to reach your heights in picture taking skills. I want mine to look like that. Can I be you when I grow up?

    You have a wonderful, exciting "grown up" play yard with all the magic left from childhood. You find the beauty when no one else is looking....

  2. Sheer heaven is that 'lace' on the tree!
    Don't you just love the shadows at this time of the year? It's always this time of the year that they do this magical thing that they do.

  3. Christy - What a wonderful way to think of my yard! Thank you!

    And Paula - Yes, shadows are amazing things. The sun is lower or higher or something - just in a different place, but it makes a difference!


  4. Awwwww...covered with lace.
    Love this.

    Do you climb it? Do you???



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