(Pacific Crest Trail at Mt. Ashland, Oregon, July 2017)

Sun glint
Piercing fir boughs
And warming ferny fronds

Then whiffs of coyote mint
Ah…and bird songs!

Busy flies buzz
Dry twigs snap
Overhead lichened bark

I’m calmer now because
I’m just sitting here…till dark?

(Pacific Crest Trail at Mt. Ashland, Oregon, July 2017)

Tiny green leaves
Big green leaves

Woody green stems
Soft green stems

Sunny green breeze
Cool green breeze

Summer’s green glances
Sink us ever deeper
Into montane trances