Snow covers the ground Mist shrouding the distant hills Fine October day! ****** In the north country, May showers bring June flowers, Anticipation ! ****** Snow slid off the roof Sakura portends Japan's spring Ours is avalanche! ********** The snow is slipping Falling from sun warmed spruce boughs Not spring yet, but close! ****** Rose skies, east and west As dawn lights up the arctic, Fine winter mo…
July 20, 2017In my old Jeep With the top down 140 or so miles south of Fairbanks driving a ridge from Delta to the edge Of Donnelly Flats. Pause And look at The flat, arrow straight ten miles Of road bisecting alpine tundra, Clear, absolutely unobstructed view Three miles or so each side. No cars, no moose no caribou Or bears Or cops. So... Let out the clutch Upshift Gas pedal tight against the floorboards Speedometer reading well over a hundred As I leave the ridge and hit the flats…
July 19, 2017Fairbanks to Valdez, A couplet and a tease. Three hundred and fifty eight Smooth rough, worn or great Miles. Smiles. Fairbanks, a semi-arid plain Valdez, maritime , with rain. The road between through ranging mountains, Lakes and glaciers, crystal fountains. Alpine tundra, black spruce forests Rain and wind provide a chorus. Donnely flats a sea of mist The dome a shadow through the rain Another passing on the list And coming b…
Japanese Manhole Covers, album created on June 4, 2013
When walking around, seeing the sights, sometimes it's worthwhile to look down.