Thursday, August 10, 2017


Would you like to walk with me
along this path of words?

While the Astilbe
thrust their pink towers
from the perennial garden;

while the Pileated Woodpecker
cackles while hidden
deep in the woods;

while the cumulus bulge
white mounds
into the afternoon sky;

while the hummingbird
sips sweet liquid while
hovering on a blur of wings;

while cloud shadows
race across the fields
trying to catch the wind;

while summer quickens,
ripens, and opens
this invitation

to walk,
to watch,
to wonder.
© 2017 Richard Havenga

Photo Locations:

1. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve - Fort Meyers, Florida

2.  Pickerel Lake Park - Fred Meijer Nature Preserve - Cannonsburg, Michigan

3. Home - Cannonsburg, Michigan

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