A Herd of Deer
I dreamt bad dreams of sickness, death and dying. Then I went to work and drove the bus out into the country. And a herd of deer passed in front of my bus. One, two, three….I lost count. It was moving and magnificent. It was a gift.
A Mourning Haiku
Mom, I see snowdrops! I see them in your garden. But you are not here.
A Flock of Turkeys
Ah, the first day of spring! Still disappointingly cold in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada; but it was delightful to see a flock of turkeys in the woods, as I drove the school bus in the early morning. I’ve never seen that many together before.
Happy First Day of Spring!
The other morning, I thought the mail lady had come. I heard the mailbox. I looked. A squirrel dashed away into the small trees near the porch. She left a piece of toast in the mailbox. Previously, I found peanuts-in-the-shell there. What a hiding place! Squirrel you are genius!
Buffleheads bouncing up and down in the ice-cold lake. I never saw you before. What a treat!
Sugar on the trees. I search for spring in the wind. It is not here yet.
Ice on Beaver Dams Pond
A thin layer of ice covered Beaver Dams pond. It looked like a giant creme brulee.
Oh friendly fleeing fox; who made a mad dash in front of our school bus to a little patch of remaining woods. How excited the children were to see a wild animal up close. Where will you go, when even those woods, are obliterated and a new housing complex, or strip mall springs up?
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