Wandering Poet Adventures


Naming the roosters at the Wilson Family Farm fall pumpkin patch.

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost The Sound of Silence Silence. As I would sit in my grandparents’ house atop the hill on Kedron Road in what was Spring Hill (oh, it is still Spring Hill, but it has little or no resemblance to the town that I knew as a kid). I would sit… Read More

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ― Confucious When K2 and I discussed starting a blog, primarily for me to express myself through writing as I have been doing most of my life, we also discussed what my vision for this site would look like to the outside world.  Outside of some of my poetry, which I am in the process of trying to publish, hence I cannot post some… Read More

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” –Ansel Adams Finding the Words Sometimes, when I sit to write, I can not find the words.  How to begin, how to describe what I see or what I feel, how to transfer to paper or screen what it is that moves me to write in the first place, it is a struggle on some days.  As I… Read More

“Twilight – a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not.” –Howard Thurman Between Daylight and Darkness My favorite time of day is the period of steady decline between daylight and darkness.  At this time, I like to sit and look westward as the sun slowly inches its way below the horizon.  I… Read More

“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” -Jeffrey Rasley Nature’s Pace We arrived in Estes Park in the early afternoon.  Topping the hill and looking down on the valley from the welcome sign above the town below, we were all taken in by the scenery of the surrounding mountains. There are times when expressing what one experiences in the moment really has no voice that adequately conveys the feeling you… Read More

“Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature.” – Henry David Thoreau The water is calm today in front of my bench.  Long ago, the ripples from the water were many, as raw materials and finished goods were floated up the canal by horses and mules, pulled by ropes from an adjacent towpath. In later years, the animals gave way to barges and boats and the towpath became a paved walking… Read More

“A forest bird never wants a cage.” -Henrik Ibsen On to our third entry for bird of the year (there is no actual contest going on).  It is everyone’s favorite cartoon bird, for those of us who remember cartoons that is, the woodpecker.  There are many different species of woodpecker across the globe and here in the United States.  This particular one is also the largest in North America, with the Ivory-billed… Read More

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” -Robert Burns Sometimes, things just do not work out the way you plan.  Our impromptu trip to Idaho was only 15 hours old, and as we sat in South Dakota after a long day’s ride, there were two things that troubled us, so much so that we decided to explore all our options over dinner.  The first thing was me, or more… Read More

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”― G.K. Chesterton K2 and I consider ourselves travelers and not merely tourists of this great country and planet.  Not because we have been everywhere and seen everything, but rather, because we have not.  There is always some hidden gem to find, some unexpected beauty, some life altering experience or picture that will be embedded into one’s soul for… Read More