Wednesday, April 20, 2016

icefloe

on solid ground
or barely floating
islands appear
in the midst of laughter
today I will pick up a long time no-see friend from the airport


so much to talk about
volumes of joy

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Who did live here?


An old cabin in a most idyllic spot along the mendenhall river.

I do wonder who did live there and when. I imagine it was a young family with liberal ideals.
I read two books recently on people my age having growing up in a family with ideals of utopian living, sexual liberation and all. 'North of Normal' and The elementary particles'. 
In both  books, the  main characters (the ones my age) are quite messed up due to these well meant ideas their parents had.

I growing up in a conservative family. In my early teenage years I remember looking longingly to a group of people smoking pot to me meaning liberation. I was not part of them, and did not attempt to be. In the late teenage years again I came upon such group. Again I longed, again I was not part of them, and no real attempts were made.  My friends were hard working/studying, hard drinking and dancing on weekends. I did love it. Sex was only to be had with a boyfriend that you were to be deciding on if you would marry him or not.

Growing up, there were gardens and fields and plenty of wild nooks and crannies I explored. I did expand upon those.












Wednesday, April 13, 2016

loving layers lately

lately layers loving

it's a bird


Photo taken this morning.
I was wondering what is going on in those willow bushes at the pond.
The pond still frozen.
The bird a grey jay.
My best friend.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

for Christopher

While looking for crocuses,
I found one, saw butterflies
and this
we spoke to each other in the form of poetry in 2009, I fell sincerely in love with you and carved your name in a tree:)




Tuesday, March 29, 2016

two years ago today

Today Mendenhall subdivision, mainly sunny and plus 10 Celsius

And plus ten this time of year is! and feels! Hot!

Two years ago on the same day, I hiked up Stony Creek, only a little snow around the krumholz, the east slope polished by  sun and wind, and  the trail lower  deteriorating pretty fast as you see.




And for today I ran up the hill/mountain, in the back here
to see
if  a crocus was blooming.
almost
if the kinnikinnick was blooming
not quite

What I saw

an exploded puffball
and
a peek into a little creek
and
no sight of the volcano spewing ash in Alaska
but still far enough views, some 100 km away, in the direction of Haines jct.

from left to right: Martha black, Archibald, 2 peaks belonging to Decoeli, Decoeli, and Paint mountain below Decoeli.
And what? could  that be the Alsek river 
FLOWING
you see it?
Ehhh It is even warmer in Haines jct, so could it be ....

nono say Don, that is white snow...and looking at maps it might be Thunderegg creek




Monday, March 28, 2016

last year's header

the pink flower, a douglasia,
was blooming April 17, 2015
Kusawa ridge with Mary Whitley
Here are some photos of that hike.








and last year I did post the pink glory that will soon bloom there again.