Archive for April 2015

Memo to your soul:   Leave a comment

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Always be mindful

of the lasting impression

you leave behind


Posted April 29, 2015 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Drops and Blooms   2 comments

Japanese Maple in April

Blossoms of raindrops

after fresh rain of blossoms

maples in April

Posted April 25, 2015 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Lady Bug Dazzles Her Fans   5 comments

 In Celebration of Earth Day: Revisiting our Favorite Celebrity!

Lady Bugga’s surprise appearance at the local Forest Floor Deli created an unprecedented flurry of wingbeats yesterday afternoon.  Our favorite diva, her baby bump all but gone, was uncharacteristically abuzz about the “marvel of motherhood” and her new cluster of l4 “gorgeous and picture-perfect” eggs, which she laid only five days ago in the nearby arboretum.  “It’s where both my mother and my grandmother were hatched.  We love the verdant atmosphere there . . . it’s our family’s most uplifting tradition.” After dabbing at her glistening eyes and swallowing her last bite of marinated aphid-mite salad, she added, “I have no idea where I’ll be emotionally when my babies hatch, but right now I feel fabulous!”

Image And indeed, this self-made diva truly shines.  Known for her quiet elegance and beguiling voice, Lady Bugga first came to prominence when she was named one of the 50 Most Lovely Larvae in 2014, just three weeks prior to her stellar metamorphosis as a singer-songwriter. Since then, Lady-B, award-winning contralto and ardent activist, has re-defined high fashion with her snug necklines, fringed footwear and polka-dot embellishments, showing women of all ages how to avoid fickle fads around waistlines and up-do’s while simultaneously glowing with the simplicity of natural glamour.

When we asked Ms. Bugga how she lost the baby-weight so quickly, she admitted with a humble antenna twitch that she’d mainly battled the discomforts of water retention.  But to our delight, she smiled and poked out a slender ankle for our cameras, admitting that “low-salt, low-fat aphids and daily stem-climbing workouts” have resolved the problem. True to form, she offered up a rhetorical question: “Is it genetic heritage, deep-rooted diligence, or the fresh breeze of good luck that decides our destiny? I will never know. But I do know that it’s my fans who nourish my spirit—and I’ll be forever grateful to them.”


Lady Bugga goes glam on the yellow carpet

Then with a whir, Lady Bugga winged her way west to the arboretum, eager to consult with her husband about baby names and nursery furnishings.  We, along with her fans, now patiently await her upcoming appearance on Celebrity Channel’s “Force of Nature”, scheduled to air early next week. Until then,

Be Fearless and Fly!*

*Slogan for Lady Bugga’s Coming of Age nonprofit for late-molting larvae of all invertebrates, for all time.

Posted April 22, 2015 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Drift of Fawn Lilies   6 comments

Ballet of lilies

Swans of the forest

Head-bowed ballet in deep green

Fawn-flecked foliage

A Mountain, Unfinished   2 comments

Inspired by the barren beauty of Death Valley, where past and future ancestors convene

A Mountain, Unfinished

Bare, downbeat gullies scribble haphazard stories dabbled rough in gold and gray
Your pedigreed bedrock rusting, crumbling under pressure-wash of mundane wind and rain
Tilted off your axis, your labored lifetimes slip, their angles too steep
Jumbled debris slides to your feet jarring memories so faint, held tight, of warm and shallow seas
And now intrusions! From dark-broken depths
Melt long edges of your grand mantled heart ready to gleam their crystalled beams
But not till you bring them to light.
One more aching uplift . . .
        Unhiding the past, you inch up to the sky

Dogwood Days   Leave a comment

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Flowering now like 

pink butterflies, bent branches

cracking the sky

Posted April 13, 2015 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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High Adventure   Leave a comment

Kite at Nye, 2

She plays the line—this

one won’t get away, riding

the wild cold currents

Posted April 10, 2015 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Indigo Blues   6 comments

Nye Beach in the afternoon

About a jelly being . . .

Velella velella

By-the-wind-sailor, it tacks, floats, sails, skims, then pushed too hard by westerly winds

A random tumble, watery spin, it settles on sand; indigo dims.

Low-tide Rhythm   2 comments

Nye Beach, afternoon low tide

Grand wings: sea and sky

Horizon’s straight, bone-white spine

Slow beat, low tide