Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30

Ten year old returns inside 
Announcement: 
'There's no butterflies 
It's too wet' 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28

First 
I noticed how tall the plant had grown 
Then 
the sharp form of the spider 
seemingly suspended in mid air 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27

Bright and sunny 


With so many days 
of gorgeous weather 
it's hard to believe 
we really are halfway through Autumn 
and headed for Winter 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26

Marigolds

Circles of brightness
in the corner
of the garden bed

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25

Good morning 


Quiet inside 
birdsong outside 
gentle 
regular ticking of the clock 
just a little slower 
than my heartbeat 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24

Family groups scattered
around the park
Footballs, cricket, chatter
Children on play equipment
making new friends

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 23

snapping beak 
twitching head 
solo bird 
on the tallest branch 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20

Supermarket travels 


At the checkout 
a pool of orange juice 
under the trolley 


and a trail of evidence 
leading back 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19

Doing the dishes 
Birds outside 
Loud and chirpy 
Cheery 

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18

Rippled patterns

a little of the beach
on the bottom of the bath

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16

The drive to Yankalilla

Tree tunnels
Kangaroos
On the other side
of the low fence
Rhythmic
bounce
bounce
bounce

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15

Crunchy, brown leaves
Being blown around
Paper cups and wrappers too

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14

Bee swing 


Bee swings through the air 
Caught in a web 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13

Car stopped 
A desperate search for pen and paper 
To catch the words 
before they're gone 


Success! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12

Each day when I reverse the car 
the red tree 
catches my eye 
and I smile 


On closer inspection 
I find wispy veins 
and dimpled edges
many shades of red

leaves like shiny plastic 

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11

Writing small stones
helps me to notice
and question

Each April
is there always
so much yellow blossom?
Parrots so loud?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8

The familiar stop start 
of the garbage truck 
It's Friday 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 7

A man strolls across the neighbours' roof 
talking on his mobile phone 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 5

Today
the tree seems painted 
like there's a special effect 
to make it stand out 
against blue sky 

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4

Little towns on the edges
Not quite suburbs
Not quite country

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2

also 


soil good for plant growth 
soil good for weed growth 

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1

Good morning
Shades of darkness
and a bright, sparkling star