The Monarchs

Two Butterflies went out at Noon— And waltzed above a Farm—  — Emily Dickinson I held two butterflies lilting upon lilac mist flowers,  each wing a perfect frame, tiny panes of stained glass, displaying autumn’s richest hue. —C.L. Fisher, October 2022 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher andContinue reading “The Monarchs”

Autumn’s Cotillion

Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning The last dance of the butterflies in this mid-October homage  to spring, the wildflowers wait for the shift to northern winds, for frost to touch the ground  and silence growth, but today there is time to flit and flutter  underContinue reading “Autumn’s Cotillion”

Wild Hearts

A thousand horses – the wild – the free – Like waves that follow o’er the sea, Came thickly thundering on.  — Lord Byron The sun was nestling  above the trees dappling the mountains  and dancing across  the morning grass as we rounded the bend  where we first saw them, majestic, free, beautiful,  and weContinue reading “Wild Hearts”

The Golden Hour

By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. – Helen Hunt Jackson The last throes of summer hasten autumn’s first release… Oh, the golden hour before the earth’s fallow sleep. —C.L. Fisher, September 22 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, orContinue reading “The Golden Hour”

Wonderful Works

They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works. —Psalm 145:5 Inked lines & a swash of paint, and I am overwhelmed by a parcel of grace — the gift of creating stills me to praise the Maker of all good. —C.L. Fisher, August 2022 Unless otherwiseContinue reading “Wonderful Works”

This Life

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread…— John Muir We sometimes move  blindly throughout our day, oblivious to the grace of living things— the happy yellow flowers remain even when we struggle to appreciate a simple truth — this life is a gift. —C.L. Fisher, July 2022 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images areContinue reading “This Life”