celebrate the child!


see life with fresh JOY

grassHOPper / butterFLY as

CHiLD of the Father


last ditch effort



walking gravel road

thistles, dandelions wave

butterfly garden

painted ladies and sulphurs

taste weeds before go to seeds




photo by lynn

life’s rough edges

With precious memories of my husband’s mother, Tillie


languid, slowed-down flight

faded tiger swallowtail

wings frayed, summer’s end


aging farmwife rests

memories bound in wheelchair

mind frays as years pass


love sees the beauty

blond boy sings in gramma’s lap

fray with long goodbye




– for Leanne

caterpillar worm

eating way thru milkweed leaves

inches slowly on


stops to shed dead skin

hope curls inside dark cocoon

change from inside out


miracle in time

to emerge as butterfly

delicate wings rise


“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”  

-from wisdom book of Ecclesiastes 3:11