Summer Rain Sweetness

Summer Rain

Colorado River Toad

Summer Rain

Lemon Grass with Bling

Summer Rain II

Thai Basil after The Rain

Summer Rain

In Tucson
Desert monsoon
Pours torrentially
Delivered with cacophony
Roads become waterways
Wadis, rivers now
And the toads
and Sparkles

*Check out the Monsoon 2014 Photo Collection at

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Patterns ~ Flickr Friday


Patterns ~ Sago Palm in My Garden

ways we be
hold on tight
always done
so naturally
seems a part
even if it kills us

My goal?
to practice letting go
release the routine
create space, just so
for new ~ clean
flood the depths
with strength
find grace
and shine out inner glow

An intentional challenge

*Patterns captivate me, they draw in and demand my attention. I recognize them everywhere, most significantly in my own being, my own body, my own life. I use my yoga and meditation practice to release my firm grip and let go of that which does not serve the greater good. Like the poem said: Evolving is a challenge.

*Click here to see some of the beautiful, natural patterns I’ve photographed along the way.

Fourth Avenue Foray…

Fourth Avenue

Fourth Avenue Foray

I leave Caruso’s
Good food, wine, company

Walk along
Slighty vino giddy

At the corner,
Stop. Listen
To a trio’s harmony

Drop a dollar
In the top hat
Musicians smile, all three

Smiling back
I am aware
I love life, love the city

We often dine at Caruso’s in Tucson. My favorite dish? Chicken and Eggplant, Sicilian Style … Braised chicken breast, eggplant wedges and mushrooms, covered with a tangy red sauce and baked with a cheese topping. Perfection!

Click here are some more Fourth Avenue scenes

*Shared at Poets United…