Moonlight Sonata

  I stand in the garden watching a crescent moon hover above the tips of the fir trees.  The thrushes surge in their singing as they do at that twilight hour and the newly arrived swallows swirl about the eves. Music drifts out an open window and I realize it is my son playing piano. …

Geese

A spring, not so long ago,   I discovered two Canada geese in the field by the blue pool.  A spring when my father was still alive.  The pool is a luminous ribbon of water that arches away from the river and cuts across a fallow field.  I visit this part of the river often. Follow the…

Birds

White birds congregate in the fields. We pass them often these days.  They’ve come  from Russia  to winter and feed in the fallow fields near my home – Tundra Swans, Trumpeter Swans, Snow Geese. The  Trumpeter Swans are big and white with long curved necks.  The geese are smaller but just as white with wings…