Liquid Sunshine

Liquid sunshine is what they said,

when the deluge opened over my head.

I really don’t mind a sprinkle or two,

or walking barefoot in the morning dew.

Precipitation quenches the thirsty land,

and gentle rain showers can be grand.

But this torrent of raindrops is not fun,

I would prefer a cloudless day of sun!

A Sunny Day

The radiant sun burned through the morning haze,

like a luminous glow signaling summery days.

The shining disc was like a clarion call,

to those who wanted to surf or play volleyball.

Parents relax and bask in the brilliant sun,

while the kids build sandcastles and have fun!

After a snow-filled winter and cold spring,

a sunny day at the beach is the perfect thing!

Ocean Storm

The ocean waves lapped the shore.

First one, then one more.

Faster and faster the tide rolled in.

Nature’s patience growing thin.

The billowing wind turned into a gale.

The current stronger than a blue whale.

Brine-tipped waves battered the land.

The power of the sea, frightening yet grand.

Finally, the clouds parted, the sky turned blue.

The beach, again, safe for me and for you.

The Sun

The golden effulgence of the sun,

begins its rise as I run.

Dappled shadows beneath my feet,

is much cooler than noonday heat.

The sun at its zenith, it’s time for the beach,

soaking up the radiance, my mind out of reach.

The joy of the summer solstice frees my mind,

and lets my stressed-out body slowly unwind.

The Hike

This hiking trail is rocky and steep,

into the forest, oh so deep.

Over the hills and across the streams,

it goes on forever, or so it seems.

At peace with nature, yes, I am,

walking alone or with the fam.

Sometimes I take in the view,

Other times I take a few,

pictures of what I see,

to share with you and with me.

I put my camera back away,

for the day is turning grey.

This hike now nears its end,

I see the trail start to bend,

toward the place that we did park.

Then my dog starts to bark,

at the cars or at a toad,

soon we are on the road.

Our hiking day is now done,

as always, we had lots of fun.

The Storm

The storm clouds thickened in the sky,

and raindrops splattered in my eyes. 

The wind shook even giant trees.

This was more than a summer breeze.

The waters rose, cities went dark. 

Hell, I considered building an ark.

Days went by, it finally passed.

Just when I thought I may not last.

I ventured out into the newfound sun.

Now that the drenching rain was done.

Mud and twigs as far as I can see, 

But no damage to my house or me.

Some did not fare as well as I.

Sadly, some even tragically died.

To His power, I’ll give a nod. 

That I survived, I do thank God!

Life and Gardening

Life is like a backyard garden,

Tend your soul so it won’t harden.

Plant things you like best,

And weed out all the rest.

Fertilize and watch them grow,

Cause if you don’t, it will show.

Take good care of your garden plot,

Or things won’t grow, they will not.

Life is like gardening, again I say,

Both need love and work each day.