Centennial Park

Community, then, is an indispensable term in any discussion of the connection between people and land. — Wendell Berry We watched the day end along our city’s skyline, the October night harkening back  to all that makes community special — the flavors, smells, sights, sounds that remind you of where you live now, and whileContinue reading “Centennial Park”

Joy Lives

Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy! — Psalm 96:12 In sun-ray petals, in twilight lit dawning blooms — joy lives everywhere…. —C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not beContinue reading “Joy Lives”

Denouement

Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before…. — Ecclesiastes 3:15 What adornment does nature need? None other than the elemental realness of soil, water, nutrients — the truth of a fallen leaf, the honesty of split bark, the epiphany of scattered petals — all becoming a denouement of autumn, aContinue reading “Denouement”

Repose

Sunlight settled in a deep patch  of emerald revealing a tangle of petals and wings; nearby I lingered stilled and bewildered by the sheer beauty of tiny, overlooked things. —C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed withoutContinue reading “Repose”

An Evening Out

We turned once more round Centennial Park, the sun setting fire to our Tall City, a dancing light reflecting possibility — oh, the astounding beauty of a West Texas evening. —C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributedContinue reading “An Evening Out”

Realm Walker

I’ve watched you now a full half-hour; Self-poised upon that yellow flower…. — William Wordsworth Monarch of the leaves high stepping your greenery and crowned by sunrise. —C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

Daisy Stars

Where innocent bright-eyed daisies are, With blades of grass between, Each daisy stands up like a star Out of a sky of green. — Christina Rossetti A princess flower in her silken dress pressed white, a heart, impassioned. C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. FisherContinue reading “Daisy Stars”

The Offering

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life… — Proverbs 11:30 Each lemony petal seems ready to fall, the seeds, too, wait for the passing bee or butterfly to land,  to carry a new generation, disperse a gift asunder, and though we could  mourn the loss of a single petal, the sacrifice ofContinue reading “The Offering”

What Endures

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. — Romans 5:3 Purple petals droop, the stems succumbing to wind, but the blooms remain. –C.L. Fisher, September 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may notContinue reading “What Endures”