Saturday, September 24, 2016

2016 Family Reunion

Today Elyse and Jessica and I went to my aunt JoAnne's house for our annual family reunion. (Anna stayed home to rest because she's had a tiring and stressful couple of weeks.) There were about forty-five people there, all of them related to us in one way or another, and also one dog, which Jessica and Elyse had a good time playing with, until he got wound up and almost knocked Elyse down. ("Daddy, I just like little dogs. I don't like big dogs," she said to me as we were leaving.) There were also a couple of other little girls that they had a good time playing with, though Elyse was disappointed she didn't get to be the #1 Secret Agent.

Here are some pictures from the day:

Friday, September 23, 2016

Vines Gardens Haiku 5

Fuzzy hanging fruit
and a twisted, knotty trunk--
what is this strange plant?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Vines Gardens Haiku 4

Abandoned hothouse
at the edge of the gardens--
weeds prosper there now.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Three Vines Gardens Haiku

Selfie by the lake
as summer makes its exit
this lazy Wednesday.

Faded red flowers
of plastic still standing watch
the boy now long dead.

Essays left to grade:
sixty. Yet the air is cool,
this swing, inviting.