Just the cutest thing there ever was
but mean as a snake
cute as a button

Viewing the Appalachians
from a hilltop lodge


the children’s splashing cry
as mama barn swallow
cheeter cheeter cheep
feeds her babies from the balcony


back to the cabin for some R & R

overheard birds

the red eyed vireo, eastern bluebird,
and blue gray gray Nutcracker

the muffled laughter, buoyant exclamations
of well fed teens
their races talk overheard…
I’ll spare you!

from my hideaway on the screen porch
evening birdsong serenade

Concur overheard earlier
I could live in a place like this forever.