Tuesday, July 15, 2014

the neighborhood

last night
i walked the ditch out front
muck boots but no muck
it's deeper than it used to be
and treacherous with
hidden rocks
the flowers were singing
color here! 
 i picked a basketful
and this morning's sunrise
again singing, this time by birds
this is a little lakeside place
near here
where the channel around
an island
flows shallow, 
then deep
a place for a canoe or two.
at the old general store
i stole my own image
 and jasper's place,
well, i've been by sunday
and there's no action that i can see
maybe it's a members only thing?

13 comments:

india flint said...

that's a handy bunch of colour you found there

Velma Bolyard said...

it was mostly hidden until i walked the depths of that ditch!

Mo Crow said...

love your walk, the views the flowers and that wild church !

Valerianna said...

Ditch pickin', often the best!

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, i wish there were services i could spy on--
valerie, i do it often!

Mo Crow said...

that church looks so voodoo maybe there is a service goin on but you need to go in widdershins

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, not sure north country jasper knows about voodoo, new orleans is "a fur piece" away.

Barry said...

Hi V - thanks for sharing the neighbourhood in spring - such grand colours and new growth - and a sunset to share is always good. When I share my walk in Treeehaven Way - I often think of you doing similar walks in you neighbourhood. Good connection. Go well. B

neki desu said...

black eyed susans!

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, our neighborhood walks are essential for many thing, especially connecting us to our places, don't you think.
neki, oh, yes! aren't they beautiful with the st john's wort?

Sharmon Davidson said...

Thanks for taking us on your walk - lots of interesting stuff to see!

layers said...

such beautiful images on a wonderful walk...that last image is sure a mystery.

Velma Bolyard said...

sharmon, it's a good walk, for sure
donna, if it wasn't also a posted property, i might try to find out about it!