Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ku Klux Klowns


















I am firmly of the belief that
 Drumpf is seriously demented


March 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Saint Patrick's Parading







Americae's biggest and best-loved ethnic holiday
Forget Columbus Day
Who's even heard of Bastille day?
Like the other Irish-American holiday Halloween,
Only the growing popularity of Dia de Los Muertos
may someday hold a candle to
Saint Patrick's Day





Everyone's Catholic
on Saint Patrick's day


Ash Wednesday brings Lent
which brings Saint Patrick's
which brings Spring
which comes wit Easter





'Twas ever thus






 Can't really agree with the stout anymore
I suppose I might have aged out
but the whiskey is as splendid
as it ever was


Let's go
in the garden,
 shall we?





Time to get out
the green glass heirlooms
and have dinner


 I saw a recipe for Colcannon
made with canna-butter
made me want to try to make it
with the cannabis on the side




Time to get a little happier

Try to catch a butterfly
on the wing




Even a glass butterfly 
is not as easy as it looks


Ebullience
 is contagious



Ultra Owl











The wee folk are always with us
this impish fellow stops
just short of wicked




There were little kids
wearing bunny ears
in the trees in the park





Tall man with a
miniature Doberman,
we talked a little





Today's a day
to ley your mind
float away





Fighting Irish




 
Nature is my primary medicine
that and cannabis






Dali
where did he come from?



He was of course
conspicuously Catholic



Cartoon garden owl



Let's go, let's go



 
Not everyone
wear green





Erin go bragh


March 2017



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Strolling Oakland: Mild Thriller on Manila
















A sedate walk with the RAY man
your onliest Berkeley Flaneur





Start with top-shelf java at
my favorite shop since 1984






It where the real coffee dogs all go
no the terminally trendy joint
that opened across the street


But there are enough hounds
apparently to go around
my joint is expanding





Under the BART/highway bridge
there are hundreds of tiles
made by people displaced
by the enormous Hills Fire



Kids remembers his beloved school


Traumatic flames


House with deck
burning


Smoke overtakes
the homestead



Lawton street
where I happen to have spend most
of the day of the fire
My old friend's old pad there


Intriguing glass
a notable house


The base festooned


An enormous palm

A beauty and a wonder

The sheltering palm
really defines a space
indoors outdoors

In all its glory


Here comes these flowers
a hugely vital Spring
appears this year



Onward oddly transported
via an urban jungle


The look of California's
ecclesiastical architecture


Another way of the cross
Lent brings in the Spring





Rockridge library
on a rainy day
in winter







Insides
the inspirational windows






Manila street
a weathered eagle


Quiet spiritual display
Buddha in a tree





This sturdy tree
shoulders its responsibilities


Sidewalk gardens
burgeon

Love these pink oddities
wonder what they're called

I dreamed that I was back in grade school
succulents plants and lizards
from Science text books
had overtaken my old desk

Love this floral bush



Speaking of pink
some cats just got
too many flamingos
like wild turkeys round here



Life and death


the same questionable taste






Deer depicted with human
facial characteristics









Garageland
reverts to its primitive beliefs









Wholesome and diverse
 neighborhood


Somewhat magical,
elf-haunted






As my friend here will attest





February-March 2017