Category Archives: nature

See you later…?


There are those who faithfully check-out my latest posts of – poetry or paintings – Thanks.

It’s right to let you know – I’m taking a Post ‘Sabbatical’.

I think twelve posts at a time – are displayed on the page.

So when you click
– that’s what you get.

At the bottom of the twelve posts you will see ‘older posts’ at the red button – if you would like to further explore past work.

Should I resume after the Sabbatical – I guess some will have rode into the sunset for good and the delay will send you to greener pastures, not to return. (That’s just how it goes…)

I queried one time if all our followers really are informed about our latest posts as claimed by wordpress – but no one could answer.

Meantime take care.
As my wife would say:
‘Tot Ziens’

walking everywhere
Walking Everywhere (m/media)

Everyday Occurrence


It was to be
walk in the woods
Raison d’etre – ?
health – re-invigoration

It was to be
full overcoat
into the home of
the trees

It was to be
excursion into the
grassy undergrowth

It was for me
a daily occurrence
– as for she

Healthy walks
with the nature girl
and I
the townie guy

– country mouse
meets town mouse

thirty-six years later
morphing into

and then home for tea

Spinning Bait


‘Neath the crystal shining water
Lodged amongst the weeds
Another competing shine
lay entwined

It was not profound
or naturally blessed with the poet’s
turn of phrase

Nor was it some phenomenon
of nature
encased within the naturalist’s
explanation –
with need of
the professor’s investigation

But shone it did –
approaching beauty –
near to
what only nature provides

Waiting for the line to snap
As the fisherman tried in vain
To free the three-pronged spinner

‘Horrible thing’ –
toothed and menacing
The pike’s most feared enemy

At interludes of rest
amidst his sweating effort to free it
– the fisherman sat and marvelled
at it’s shine

How innocuous and
is this piece of metal –
best kept there until the sun
seeks it out in it’s next smile

rendering it innocent when
knowledge of it’s use is missing

Enhancing it
to entertain with glee
the eyes of you or me.

However –

All that glitters does not have soft intent
But rips into flesh to get the predator out

Snap – cut – terminate – the line
And leave it where it is

Best to capture our eyes with beauty
Than to ravage fish for fun (?)