Tuesday, July 31, 2012


The sofa is soft
And easy to curl up on
Here in this tea room.

Monday, July 30, 2012


The day is calm, sweet,
With a blue sky overhead.
My kind of summer.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


The sun has been kind
And given us a small break;
Its rays are weaker.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Every evening,
When the sun's low in the sky,
The ducks come calling.

Friday, July 27, 2012


Mysterious noise
Coming from the fireplace,
You sound like a bird!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


If only the night
Would bring some kind of relief.
It is dark and hot.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


The grass is yellow,
The sky above, cloudless blue.
The earth is thirsty.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Because spring came soon,
And the winter was so mild,
Will fall come early?

Monday, July 23, 2012


This too hot summer
Has not been a welcome break
From the winter's cold.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


The heat has returned.
While it lasted, it was great!
Our too brief respite.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


The grass is yellow;
The crops are finished early.
It's only July.

Friday, July 20, 2012


In the late summer,
Will we continue to suffer?
Or will the rains come?

Thursday, July 19, 2012


The sun does not shine
To make life grow and flourish,
But to bake it dead.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


This heat that has killed
So many crops and insects
Makes us beg for rain.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


When it is so hot
That even fireflies won't fly,
How can I go out?

Monday, July 16, 2012


A new recipe
Breathes new life into old food.
Delightfully fresh.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Immersed in the past,
I feel new appreciation
For where we are now.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012


Watching politics,
One can't help but think it's all
Just hokum drama.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


A food farrago
Has made an appearance
Suddenly in the fridge.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


To be flagitious
Does not sound quite as threatening
As being villainous.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


In the bright sunlight,
The strange, large bean is blinding.
At night, it's a game.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Innumerable years
Spent hidden beneath the earth;
The mystery still remains.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


The windy city,
On the shore of Lake Michigan,
Did not disappoint.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


An early adventure
With too little precious sleep
Is still adventure.

Friday, July 6, 2012


Refreshing coffee-
Chilled, cool - remains elusive.
Found the internet.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Too much sun and heat
Plus a violent, windy storm
Knocks out the power.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


When wearing a mask,
It is easier to say
What one is thinking.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Out on the driveway,
Grilling miniature pizzas
On a summer night.

Monday, July 2, 2012


The streets are festooned
And the store shelves are stocked,
Ready for the Fourth.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


May our dear neighbors
Enjoy this July the 1st-
Also tomorrow!

(Happy Canada Day!)