Monday, September 22, 2014

The Monarch of Woodslawn Farm

A Monarch butterfly nestles in a yellow mum in this view to the southeast from the stone porch steps of Woodslawn Farm, mid-September, 2014.
Herbert celebrated his 90th birthday this week with small family gatherings, birthday cakes, phone calls, and a steadily increasing pile of birthday cards sent from around the country.

On his birthday
the white-haired man who is my father
passes around
a wedge of tree trunk –
wide growth rings, narrow ones