Sunday, February 13, 2011


Ginger for spice -- If you look closely you'll find a little heart.
Nelson Mandela Orchid for Peace
Don't ask me what this is. I'm going to call it a Dreamsicle and hope all your dreamsicles come true.

Edelweiss and Co. So rare it's protected by law. You're rare too.
Thistle for my Scottish mates
And whatever this is. Just love the light here.

A bouquet of sorts, just for you
Be yourself . .  . but be the center of attention.
One can get lost in the crowd.
Here are ten pots to shovel some love into. I'm pretty sure those flowers are fake.

Happy Valentine's Day, pretty reader! I'm overwhelmed by icky icky love for you today. I hope you enjoy all the flowers and my sentimental blatherings. They come straight from the bottom of my camera to the squishy places in your heart.

Want more of my sentimental side? Swing by Fictionaut and read my Valentine's Day Massacre microstory, Sentimental Me.

I must be off,

Friday, February 11, 2011


Nine was the A- I always got in school: close but not a ten.

But Ten wouldn't fit in.

Nine is colorful

and long.

So long that it might be ten, but nine is hard to see.

Except here.

Eguisheim (Alsace, France). Why nine?

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Eight ducks embracing the sun

Eight horses racing through walls in Camden

The Great Tetrachtys? Probably not.
I quack-quacked and they came. Really.

The best eight letters in Dublin

Eight = perfection.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Seven is holy

Seven Fish in Israel

Seven donkeys to Santorini (I did not ride these donkeys; I walked because I'm a man.)

Seven holey, funky orbs in Bangkok.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Ponder the significance of six
of ו

of joining earth and sky

of being six for just a moment.

Six smells . . . good
but sometimes six is an illusion

or dinner for a bug.

should be a four-letter word.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Five petals in South Tyrol
Five pedants--or probable Apostles?--in Paris

Five boats on Ko Phi Phi

A full house on the sidewalk in Phuket

A five-swoosh swirl on the buffet floor in Bangkok

Five paintings in Split
Five fingers in Antalya

My five toes (and quite a few nibbly fish) in the Jordan

And where is this?

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Les quatre parties du monde soutenant la sphère céleste
Europe, Asia, Africa and America
Four windows to a world of flowers

Four windows left from a world left behind

Four windows to the sky
Four photogenic lilies
Trdelnik is not a four-letter word

But Mary is

And Roar is loud and four-lettered. ROAR!