Monday, December 12, 2005


Photo by Gracey, courtesy of

the pendulum
slows as the
shortest day draws near


[An end-of-year hiatus begins today.]

Friday, December 09, 2005


elegant arc
of a wet snowball
lobbed at my head

Thursday, December 08, 2005

black and white

Photo by Emily Roesly, courtesy of

white lights
dot the
snow-flecked city


morning frost
on black earth

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Photo by Dave Schmidt, courtesy of

familiar sizzle
of rock salt
on melting ice


a garbage truck
decked with
Christmas garland

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Photo by mats (Stockholm), courtesy of

branches bent
under the weight of the
lightest flakes


blades of grass
poke through the smooth snow cover --
who forgot to mow the lawn?

Sunday, December 04, 2005


in the wintry wind
clouds pass
in two directions

Photo by clarita, courtesy of


creaking of
leafless tree limbs
against the dry gray fence

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Photo by Tony Roberts, courtesy of

gray clouds
and white
fall into winter


on the holly tree
and one red leaf