Morning of Pentecost


faint sound of chimes

in the early morning air

call to worship


profuse blooms of honeysuckle

cascade over each fence and post

thurible of incense


distant thunder

dark clouds form across the western ridge

prayers of the penitent


cacophony of birdsong

welcomes the dawning sun

pentecost sunday

Subset of Morning 3

Feb morning sky


Monet morning
waterlily clouds float above lavender horizon
impressionistic plein-air dawn

VanGogh morning
sun fills the sky with broad strokes of deep orange and brilliant gold
sunflower dawn

Pollock morning
gray and black clouds splatter and pour across the horizon
abstract expressionistic dawn

Picasso morning
azure sky sapphire clouds indigo cove
period of blue dawn

Rembrandt morning
dramatic sky streamed with beams of smokey light and moody cloud shadows
chiaroscuro dawn

Adams morning
sharp contrast light sky against black and white rocky ridges
photo perfect dawn

Subset of Morning 2


Beethoven morning-
complex symphonic dawn
a joyful breeze skipping over a pastoral landscape

Mozart morning –
happy little minuet dawn
with a touch of melancholy clouds

Bach morning –
humid fugue heavy dawn
sky of rolling clouds in minor keys

Vivaldi morning –
melodically bright dawn
concerto sky exuberant with color

Tchaikovsky morning –
dark overture dawn
filled with cannonous thunder and muffled drums of rain

Chopin morning –
blue rondo dawn
cartwheeling clouds dancing across the sky

silver morning

july morning

seldom heard but often sung
the perfectly silvered song
of a spring morning
gilded with rims of highly polished light
till the melody is striking as wind
in chimes ringing
clear pure tones
crystalline dawn rises singing
to meet the harmonies of sapphire sky
and morning moon
enveloped into the chorus
of birdsong and sun

sunday morning moments

sunday morning reflections 2014

wavering reflection/ dawns light on the water/ prayers of thanksgiving

sound of trumpets/ wild geese overhead /processional hymn

echoing across the cove/ tiny wrens warbling song/ call to worship

frothy white pear blossoms/ peek out from the woods/ little girls in church

small brown chipmunk/ perched on the gray stone wall/ morning meditations

small fishing boats/ bobbing in the morning cove/ gestures of faith

across the warming meadow/ cacophony of birdsong/ sunday morning choir practice

morning wakes/ shrouded in gray mist/ prayers of intercession

quiet murmuring/ pale gray doves in the cedars/ lenten prayers

from the cedar tops/ blue jays call/ shouts of acclamation

cold wind ruffles the morning cove/ sound of waves against the rocky shore/ prayers of the penitent

from the cold winter garden/ bright golden trumpets of daffodils/ intrusion of grace

*** This is the scene that greeted me this morning as I was filling the birdfeeders – such a glorious sky and reflections – hope you have a beautiful day

red haired dawn

Late winter morning 2-2014
leaping over the ridge
dawn’s red haired wildness
skips across the cove
with tawny paws

*** I was thrilled this morning to see a red fox loping across the meadow. He was a gorgeous color with his foxy face and bushy tail. We have seen tracks and evidence of his hunt, but this was our first sighting. A joy to see!