A Dandelion Day



A Dandelion Day


Moments slip by seamlessly

with the one you love

drifting dandelion umbrellas

airborne like minute doves


My heart rests in yours

along this trail of life

 companions and soulmates

from youth I’ve been your wife


The years have added up

tallied, as on a pockmarked tree

beautiful – though thoroughly aged

with all that has been


The Sun has shined salient

upon our cedar grove

as children approach adulthood

one by one they’re on their own


We’ve led them to Living Streams

each chooses to partake or not

Our roots embedded deep to drink

nourishing our inner thoughts


Soon unveiled eyes behold

what only faith could see

a fruit-filled tree of life

barred no more from sons of Eve.




I have shared with you, Hurford Hill Nature Park, one of our favorite neighborhood walks.  This 26.7 acre park, walking distance from our home, was donated by Roberts A. and Adela Smith in 1996 to the town of Courtenay. It has Glen Urquhart Creek (salmon bearing) meandering through it. They were a wise couple in that they made sure a conservation covenant was attached to the land to protect and preserve it as a natural park.




Nature Blessings ~ Wendy

On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations.

Revelation 22:2


90 thoughts on “A Dandelion Day

  1. Thank you so much, Wendy, for taking us along on this beautiful walk. You are an inspiration to hold on and look ahead to the reward … Beautifully written!

      1. Good. It looks like Margie wasn’t pregnant.
        I’m happy actually as selling the farm makes me feel sad. If she had had a baby I would have felt worse

  2. The photos and verse are delightful. We had an issue with our creek…we thought a limb had fallen, but it was 1/3 of a very large tree. We had to take it out so that it wouldn’t block the flow.


    1. Thank you, Jules! In some of our parks beavers like to make dams. I could not believe how big a tree they felled at the latest park we visited. I’m glad you were able to move the tree.

  3. The forest is a healing place – healing for the heart and soul. Thank you for your inspired words and wonderful photos. Blessings, Mollie

  4. What I always love about your poems is the world of life attached to it, at the end of each poem. Reading this has surely enriched my life. God bless you for that! I wanted to click like but it wasn’t working, I don’t know why. But you have touched me deeply and I’ll sleep easy tonight.
    Shalom. 🙂 🙂

    1. Thank you, Seyi! I had the same thing happen to me about like buttons not working one day last week. It went back to normal after 24 hours…? Sweet dreams!

  5. i was absent for several months from wordpress…but its really awesome to visit your post again…be blessed friend 🙂

  6. I like you love trees and nature I am glad there are people dedicated to preserving it. I really enjoyed the pictures captured in such detail it would seem you are a bit of an artist behind the lense as well as the pen.

  7. hi,
    many thanks for liking my recent post and dropping by.
    your flora and fauna pictures are nicely taken – i can feel the sense of space and nature.
    all the best.
    very best regards,

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