Jellyfish

“Do it again,”  the kids yell.  They crowd around as my husband leans over the side of the dock and traces his hand through the water.  Flashes of green spark in the water.  We all bend toward the water and splash our fingers, making trails of color in the dark. “Bioluminescence,” my husband says and…

Apples

I found the bear one fall day as clouds slouched up the valley, pushed by an incoming storm.  Crows flapped in the alders and before I could reason the oddness of so many, the dog was off and tearing into whatever was there below the trees. I shouldn’t say  I found the bear.  I’d already heard rumors…

Birds

White birds congregate in the fields below the road. We pass them often these days.  They’ve come  from Russia  to winter and feed in the fallow fields near my home. They are tundra swans, trumpeter swans, snow geese. The  Trumpeter swans  are big and white with long curved necks.  The geese  are smaller but just as…