Lazy Dive

dappled white clouds with blue sky showing through with one magnolia shrub in shadow in foreground and one cedar in sunlight in foreground beside it

The sun’s lazy dive

casts both shadows and light. Clouds

condense, indifferent.


Queen Returns

an orange spider with banded legs lit by the sun in the middle of its web

We meet again, your

majesty. Huntress divine,

Queen of the garden.

The story so far…

Night Princess (November 9, 2015)

Princess of the night,

Guard your brood against the world.

They will see the spring.

Dinnertime (October 25)

Late season Princess

packages dinners for the

children she’ll not know.

Indulgent Marquise (September 22)

Beautiful fall day,

Marquise indulges herself

with a sunlit snack.

Gravid Marquise (September 18)

Good hunting leads to

Voluptuous results. Our

Gravid Marquise feasts.

Come Sit (September 17)

Careful where you sit!

The Marquise in her web may

snare too big a meal.

Precarious Life (September 7)

Marquise in her lair,

Toes on the fateful strings to

Precarious life.

Patient Marquise (September 5)

Her colours unfurled,

Our patient Marquise

awaits a sumptuous feast.

Upstart Princess (September 3)

Radical design,

More a net than a web, by

an Upstart Princess.

New Queen (August 29)

New queen emerges,

Staking territorial

Claims. Who will prevail?

Web Strands (August 19)

Only strands remain.

End of an empire, or start

Of new adventure?

Web Empress (August 18)

Spider on your web,

Empress of a tiny realm.

Predator or prey?