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Thursday, May 22, 2014

A dove
sits up on high
in the old Saguaro
watching doves alit on the fence

Two quails
followed by two 
more quails bobbling along
pacing on the scrubby desert 

And then
a fat lizard
races across concrete
in the early morning hot winds
well fed.

      When I woke this morning, quite a production was going on outside my window.  There was even a hummingbird whirring past.  I felt privileged be a part of all the nature in my backyard.  What is going on in your back yard?  Can you write a cinquain about it.


  1. Always love reading about your special habitat. The birds sang loudly this am here too.

  2. Joy,
    I mostly see people walking their dogs from our apartment window away from home. I always enjoy your desert "pictures."