Clouds out my window

Ever seen an August cloud in July? —
deliciously bright puffy white striations
on a sky the bluest blue this side of Rigel.
The earth is still living in steamy summer
but these lovely lingering clouds distinctly
belong to the early edges of autumn.

—Terri Guillemets, 2019 July 31st

Year-round gratitude

Spring is being blessed and happy,
      with blooming flowers.
Summer is being blessed and hot,
      with abundant sunshine.
Autumn is being blessed and reflective,
      with colored leaves.
Winter is being blessed and chilly,
      with sparkling snow.

—Terri Guillemets, 2007 August 14th

Very cool! This quote was used in a beautiful artwork by Kaori Ogawa titled Four Seasons, displayed at the Filoli Garden Inspirations Calligraphy Exhibit in California. And even cooler, the art was chosen to be featured on the publicity postcard for the event. –tg, 2017