Tuesday, 24 December 2013

after the storm...
stuck to the window
two leaves side by side 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

a swollen river...
on raised ground a horse
munches on grass

    A Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year to all

Saturday, 14 December 2013

washing-up done—
through netted windows
a fading sunset

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

through the mist...
blinding sunlight  &
a horse’s silhouette

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

slow flow of the river—
on reaching the hilltop 
I’m gasping for air

Friday, 15 November 2013

a chill setting in...
white contrails crisscross
a bright blue sky

Saturday, 9 November 2013

this evening...
a jet-black sky        &
a first quarter moon

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

dusk approaching—
in the heavens clouds
supercharged with light

Sunday, 3 November 2013


blackening the sky
a murmuration of starlings—
reed beds at dusk

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

high winds all day...
in the washing-up suds
a wet dry leaf

Sunday, 27 October 2013

For Lorraine

blustery day—
a cat suddenly pounces
on some shadows

Friday, 25 October 2013

from the back pew...
heads of the choir
pop up one by one

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

dusk approaching—
a tree seems to swallow
wagtail after wagtail

Sunday, 20 October 2013

hazy full moon...
a chill wind stirs
the trees’ shadows

Saturday, 12 October 2013

lurking in the shadows...
a black plastic bag
expanding in the breeze

Monday, 7 October 2013

still day...
a dry leaf breaks free
from the sycamore

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

on the high roof...
for a tick just the waggle
of a magpie’s tail

Sunday, 29 September 2013

concert in full flow...
mingling with the music 
the smell of cooking

Thursday, 26 September 2013

piano recital...
the old church becomes
a trompe l'oeil of sound

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

photography trip
me and a duck try
to outstare each other

Sunday, 22 September 2013

                                quiet sunday—taking up
                                four bays of the car park
                                a murder of crows

Monday, 16 September 2013

a plump woodpigeon
makes a landing...
the phone wire wobbles

Sunday, 8 September 2013

blue twilight...
in that vast blueness
just one white cloud

Friday, 6 September 2013

                                       through the window
                                       and a sunlit cobweb...
                                       the garden beyond

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

early morning sun—
the still translucence
of a single pink rose 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

from behind the pillar...
Saint-Saëns sonata
captures  the void

Sunday, 25 August 2013

in my head
a full orchestra...
piano & violin

Friday, 23 August 2013

                                                                              the sonata
                                       becomes water—
                                       ebb and flow...

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

                                      pointing my camera...
                                      a treebound squirrel
                                      plays peek-a-boo

Monday, 19 August 2013

first movement over...
the church’s old pews
creak & fall silent

Monday, 12 August 2013

a sudden gust...
a butterfly turns back 
into silver paper

Saturday, 10 August 2013

clouds of starlings
become ocean waves—
blue twilight

Thursday, 8 August 2013

through white nets
white butterflies flit in
then out of view

Monday, 22 July 2013

heat wave...
leaves fall from the tree
one by one

Monday, 15 July 2013

         in this bubble a blend
            of sun-hot scents...
         wild flower garden

Friday, 12 July 2013

holiday season—
a wasp hitches a ride
on the train heading west

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

eyes closed...
isolated in a circle
the soprano’s voice

Saturday, 6 July 2013

the spider in the bath
has trekked its length  

Thursday, 4 July 2013

the boat’s wake...
has captured its own
little rainbow

Sunday, 23 June 2013

entering the station...
fused to the shiny rails 
the last of the sun 

Friday, 21 June 2013

alone on the phone wire...
a cuckoo in silhouette
swallows an insect

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

end of day sun—
from the moving train
a streak of fox

Monday, 17 June 2013

undulating long grass...
    undulating too
isles of red poppies

Saturday, 15 June 2013

from the river bank...
the blue of damselflies
in midday sun

Thursday, 13 June 2013

a few strokes
from the artist’s brush...
voilà a bird appears!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

mix of bird song—
emerging from its pupa
a Painted Lady

Thursday, 6 June 2013

counting sheep—
before dawn breaks a burst
of blackbird song

Monday, 3 June 2013

bumping up the hill
our bus slowly enters
a swirling mist

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Winter 1962/1963 - A Haiku Sequence

boxing day—
our back door is opened
to four feet of snow

what an adventure!
three exited children
dig their way out

a freeze sets in...
coal’s in short supply
so we join the queue

Saturday, 25 May 2013

intense white clouds...
abruptly a gull drifts in
then out of sight

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

       early morning sun—
       the pigeons’ underwings
       whiter than white

Saturday, 18 May 2013

hot sunny day—
a guard dog suddenly
goes into a spin

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

the bus door opens...
in floods the ozone
scent of new rain 
bus door opens...
in floods the scent
of new rain 

Sunday, 12 May 2013

the scuttling rabbit
fades away

Thursday, 2 May 2013

photographed duck
he seems to be keeping
an eye on me?

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

first warm day...
two dandelion blooms
glow in the kerb

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

               balmy day—
               a bumblebee lurches
               from the evergreen shrub

Monday, 15 April 2013

a blackbird’s silent dash
into the undergrowth

Friday, 12 April 2013

office daydream
briefly a kestrel lands
on the window sill

Sunday, 31 March 2013

angled sun streaks—
the weir’s surge of water
an opalescent green

Thursday, 28 March 2013

flurries of snow
once again spring
has disappeared

Friday, 22 March 2013

dream-like state...
butterflies' flimsy flight
across the carpet

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

bitter wind...
we take refuge
in a betting shop

Friday, 8 March 2013

art exhibition...
that same perfume
follows me around

Sunday, 3 March 2013

low evening sun...
a black cat scoots
across my shadow

Friday, 1 March 2013

                              on the footpath
                              two crushed daffodils

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

                              milk-grey sky—
                              a flight of ghostly gulls
                              circles the town

Sunday, 24 February 2013

sunday afternoon—
everything static against
a milky-grey sky

Monday, 18 February 2013

a new world mirrored
in the lily pond
(After Monet)

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Valentine’s day...
all around town
single red roses

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

driving sleet all day—
two wagtails wag
across the empty road

Monday, 11 February 2013

rain turns to snow...
on & off for hours
the drip drip of water

Saturday, 9 February 2013

still snowy vista—
the only movement
a lolloping rabbit

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

someone's approaching—
with its head down a coot
heads for the lake

Sunday, 3 February 2013

among the petals 
on the path
an empty snail shell

Thursday, 31 January 2013

midday frost...
the moon & clouds
sharp in a blue sky

Monday, 21 January 2013

bare tree...
snow from its branches
creates on-and-off showers

Saturday, 19 January 2013

             first snow of the year...
             during a sleepless night
             listening to silence

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

the sky at dusk...
just the mono-voice
of countless rooks

Monday, 14 January 2013

revealed bit by bit...
a herd of white sheep
from the freezing mist

Thursday, 10 January 2013

city street—above
the clamour of traffic
a lone piper playing

Saturday, 5 January 2013

                             mid-winter scent...
                in a black sky the moon
                encircled in mist