Spring in the desert

by cheri

The Palo Verde tree sheds her love,


A sprig of green and a resting dove.


The prickly pear sprouts new quills,


The clouds float through while  remaining still.


The sun misbehaves at the end of the day,

Mottling pots without my say.



About Cheri

Writer, photograph, artist, mother, grandmother and wife.
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11 Responses to Spring in the desert

  1. Lovely Spring thoughts illustrated by your photos.

  2. shoreacres says:

    My spineless prickly pear began putting out new pads just a week or two ago. It looks like our plants are synchronized. And the photo of the dove is delightful. There’s a pair that’s built a nest right by a boat I’m working on, and it appears they’re sitting on eggs already. I may have a chance to see baby doves this year. The location is pretty secure, so she should be fine.

    Palo Verde. That’s the name. I noticed some turning green just today, and was trying to remember their name. All I could remember was the first part of the scientific name: Parkinsonia. Spring is such a delight, and so are your photos.

    • Cheri says:

      I’m struck by the synchronicity of our thoughts, at times, and by that of others’.

      So pleased to hear that, perhaps, your doves may make a solid architectural decision in the placement of their flimsy nests. Here in Arizona, their nest locations are often vulnerable to those creatures who would demolish the nest looking for the eggs.The wind, too, plays havoc. Last year, a dove couple constructed a nest of just twigs above my sliding glass door. They did this before I arrived. Before long, the winds tore through the patio and sent their nest flying into the barranca.

      I’m leaving Arizona tomorrow and hope that my little dove sweetie (in the photo) picks a safe place.

  3. Richard says:

    You are a woman at peace with yourself and your surroundings.
    Such beauty in light, captured by word and rhyme, is balm to this anxious mind.

  4. Brighid says:

    Love your great photos!

  5. wkkortas says:

    “The sun misbehaves at the end of the day”…I rather wish that I had penned that line.

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