Posted in January 2018, Monoku


Cardinal, bird

In the trees, a flash of scarlet


Posted in Monoku, October 2017

A Visit and a Gift

African Violet Plant
Little surprises are best


Feeling blessed. Grand-daughter stopped by with this little plant for me. She said she was thinking of me and saw this little plant and got it for me. What a nice surprise it was! She’s such a thoughtful, sweet girl! 

Posted in March 2016, Monoku

The Tree

Monoku poem about a favorite tree
Original Poetry and Photographs by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016

“The Tree” was a beautiful addition to my daughter’s yard. In the springtime it was full of beautiful pink flowers, in the summer it provided welcome shade from the hot sun, and it’s big branch held a swing for the kids.  But…over the years, with all the Oregon rain, it began to bend and break, it’s roots just couldn’t hold on any longer and finally last winter during a bad storm it fell.  Now, all that is left of it is pictures, a sweet memory, firewood and it’s stump, where one green shoot is now growing up, perhaps to be it’s replacement.