November 30, 2013

a walk by our creek
after Thanksgiving dinner
the ice just starting

November 29, 2013

Black Friday
moving aside to let
an ambulance scream by

November 28, 2013

even in the dark
the geese calling out
as they fly over

November 27, 2013

I spread my fingers
wide to catch a falling leaf
but it slides on through

November 26, 2013

rainsong on the roof
and then the answering growl
of the basement pump

November 25, 2013

one feather —
slowing down the day with
its iridescence

November 24, 2013

heat inside and out
a cup of hot chocolate
after the bonfire

November 23, 2013

just enough
to see the dark shapes of trees
November moonlight

November 22, 2013

wheelie practice
my job is telling him
how much air he gets

November 21, 2013

colder mornings
the wrens surprised to see me
in the back yard

November 20, 2013

the sweet shock of warmth
in the midst of a cold night
her kiss

November 19, 2013

(From Flickr, used via Creative Commons)

our morning test prep
we head down to the bridge and
skip stones together

(in honor of C.D., on her birthday)

November 18, 2013

late-in-life swimmer —
so proud
of my flip turns

November 17, 2013

(image used via CreativeCommons)

brimming excitement
we stand outside in our socks
to see the moon ring  

November 16, 2013

toasting pumpkin seeds
and remembering the friend
who taught me this trick

November 15, 2013

autumn winds
amidst the clouds a glimpse
of the near-full moon

November 14, 2013

November nights 
suddenly the cold knows how
to pick any lock

November 13, 2013

braced against the cold
and feeling, all day,
driven on the wind

November 12, 2013

November 11, 2013

glimpse of the future 
he stands on the first step for
my welcome home hug

November 10, 2013

no less beautiful
for having been dropped to earth —
still-bright leaves

November 09, 2013

November dusk —
our candles seeming brighter
by the minute

November 08, 2013

one chasing squirrel
just a tail's length 
behind the other

November 07, 2013

brown sugar
melting into oatmeal
magic every time

November 06, 2013

pumpkin carving
in every kitchen
an anxious mother

November 05, 2013

so close overhead
I can hear their wings
November geese

November 04, 2013

looking for socks,
feeling a yawn coming on
shorter days

November 03, 2013

Quaker meeting
this morning’s messages
from the year’s first fire

November 02, 2013

exclaiming over
the ladybug until we
lose it in the sun

November 01, 2013

gone before
we can even describe it
late night fog