photography, travel

sunrise sunset moonrise


i am back from AZ – a sight-filled, delicate journey
mild weather and attentive, gracious company.

Tucson, AZ is nearly the polar opposite of Friendship, MD
a dusty, stark beauty – rusted red, stucco orange & sand beige
and here now, at home a lush, cool damp of green gone gray
and blue chilled to soft white.

i picked grapefruit off the trees, in January (amazing!)
and had jumping cactus attack my sandaled feet (unwise!)

on the plane as we landed in Baltimore
the moon was like an orange rind
plump and cut in half
– a ruby grapefruit.

and now i sort through photos
and memories.

holidays, travel, writing

shiny, used, temperate blues

upon leaving Manhattan
the Christmas tree at the curb
wearing tinsel like a greenstick girl
who is showing her silvery gray
and beside it after midnite
a Champagne bucket.

the Holidays are over . . .
and now the winter
truly begins.

but I will find myself
in Tucson in 4 days,
stomping through the desert
sweating & trying to make sand
and cactus flower
visually appealing.

~ Andrea E. Janda