Methow Valley

I heard you grieve little has been going your way in the hills and valley of where we stand in the wind on a ridge above a valley, deep into pine and oak, lupine and sunflower. Deep into the learning of creatures small or ungulate, like the ones grazing the meadow, below. Maybe you know these…

Pretend you are Prairie

Let’s do it.  Pretend. Pretend  the wind is blowing or the grasses are bending. Maybe clouds swirl  or it’s hot and the sun bears down.  Pretend whatever you want.  Pretend you’re prairie if you want. Pretend you have  roots and blooms of yellow or blue. Pretend beetles crawl in the dirt of you.  Pretend you are…

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…