Afternoon Thunderstorm

Standing barefoot on the front porch,

Raindrops splatter on my bare feet.

The smell of rosemary and lightning

Waft through the water-logged air.

The curious cat left on the inside

Presses her face to the screen door.

Raindrops fall noisily to the earth,

Billowing thunder rolls in waves.

The steady flow of rain lessens

To an intermittent drip, drip, drip.

Robins appear, hop on the lawn,

Hunt for worms in the calm aftermath.

 

Texas Springtime

The strong, sweet smell of bluebonnets lingers on the air.

Mockingbirds dive and glide among fields of wildflowers.

Dogs mournfully harmonize with the tune of a distant train.

The clear, blue sky fades to orange and violet as the sun lowers.

Insects buzz and chirp, fireflies dance as darkness descends.

A golden moon rises and owls stir as the day draws to an end.