Thursday, August 30, 2007



I find hive mentality

on a grander scale.

Photo by: Osquer

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

haiku (for Jay)

I lose myself in

the soft caresses of the

roses you gave me.

Photo by: Osquer

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Grasses hang their heads,

heavy with the heat and the

ripeness of summer.

Photo by: Osquer

Monday, August 27, 2007


A praying mantis

also admires the blossoms

of the garlic chives.

Photos by: Osquer

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I have no words...

haiku (for Jay)

I have no words to

describe how wonderful you

have made my heart feel.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Sometimes I would curl

my self in a ball, safe from

the eyes of the world.

Photo by: Osquer

Monday, August 20, 2007


Purple finches gorge

between rainstorms like people

rushing out for milk.

Photo by: Osquer

Sunday, August 19, 2007

haiku (for Olympia II)

I place my new charge

in a sunny window and

hope I don’t kill it.

Photo by: Osquer

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Bright jewels of water

balloons portend potential


Photo by: Osquer
(Happy 40th Birthday, Mike!)

Friday, August 17, 2007

haiku (for Roxy the Yorkie-Pom-Poo)

Visiting a friend

who's puppy sitting is the

carefree way to pet.

Photo by: Osquer

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Tight hibiscus buds

unfurl to improbable

blossom proportions.

Photo by: Osquer

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

haiku (for Jay)

For your smile I could

rival the blushes of the

flowers you give me.

Pink Bush - Dipladenia
[Arbustiva Rosada]

Photos by: Osquer

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Mother Earth gives me

a strained Mona Lisa smile.

Man has cut her deep.

Photo by: Osquer - Sideling Hill, MD

Monday, August 13, 2007

haiku (for the boys who created this delightful sand sculpture - which for you Spinal Tap fans was about 18" high)

Man has the strength to

carve the Earth, but the Ocean

has her own notions.

Photos by: Osquer - Rehoboth, DE

Sunday, August 12, 2007


These thoughts twine around

my mind like bindweed, choking

other ideas.

Photo by: Osquer

Saturday, August 11, 2007

haiku (for Jay)

Our passion flowers

to ripple the once stagnant

surface of my thoughts.

Photos by: Osquer
The United States Botanic Garden, Washington D.C.

haiku (for Jay) - Friday, August 10, 2007

The only thing I’m

looking back a today is

the sunset. Drive on!

Photo by: Osquer

Thursday, August 09, 2007


The shadow of the

storm that upset me still looms

too close for comfort

Photo by: Osquer

haiku (for the women who, like me, struggled to find a way home today)

Women stood in the

road by their cars, lamenting

the limbs that blocked them.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Black-eyed-Susans stretch

in the sun as it dries the

rain from their petals.

Photos by: Osquer

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Pigeons cue on the

bridge girders like day workers

waiting for a job.

Photo by: Osquer

Monday, August 06, 2007


The lettuce stands tall

but shyly offers its bloom

to the summer sun.

Photo by: Osquer

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Stitches are letters

whipsering the shape of my

newest creation.

Photos by: Osquer
Sunhat crocheted by: Osquer

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Once exotic blooms,

now familiar signs of home,

wink from our garden.

Photo by: Osquer

Friday, August 03, 2007

haiku (for Jay)

Sweet spice swirls through my

life with hints of you in each

layer of my heart.

Photo by: Osquer

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Salsa components

color my table as they

soon will my apron.

Photo by: Osquer

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

haiku (for Luke)

There is nothing I

find as heartwarming as the

grin of a dragon!

Photo by: Osquer