Good fences?

By Kimberly Joy Wilson (originally written in 2006) Good fences make good neighbors. Is this really true? In California, where I’ve transplanted from, every yard is completely fenced-in creating clear boundaries. One of the first things you do upon purchasing a property is determine which fence is legally your responsibility. You repair that one fence … More Good fences?

The Melting

Simple, and true may I release sweet fragrance to You. Flicker’ring, Your flame, may I dance wholey unto Your name. Molten, and raw may I lift lips, causing hearts to thaw. joy

The Oasis

Fruit and flowers pour forth lush in a rush to quench parchness of soul. Mangos and madness drop down bright with might to mete lurches in spirit. Ferns and feathers alight dart with art to drink fountains of Body. joy

Two Tulips…

Yes! It is Spring! These tulips grace my front yard and are SO welcome after a long winter. Does anyone know a poem about tulips? There must be a good one as they are such an inspiration… Perhaps that will be my next project- Two tulips tooling with two lips… I know it is terrible, … More Two Tulips…


Tired, though you be, driven to your knee. Prayers rise up, a hymn, as you rely wholey on Him. Refreshment will come to you, rising springs are your due. Rest, give up, His praise, as you redeem holy days. joy


What are weeds, really? Is it just any unwanted plant? If so, doesn’t it depend on the owner or gardener? Recently I took a beekeeping class and discovered that dandelions are very important in the lifecycle of bees. Yet, my normal go to with the dreaded dandelion is to grab the nearest container of Roundup … More Weeds?

Greener Grass

n Why is it that the grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence? This shot was captured in Southern Florida as the boys peered curiously at a flock of flamingos. I love the effort- one climbing the fence and the other on tip-toe! If only we could mantain that curiosity for … More Greener Grass

Daffodil Days…

Spring has sprung this year, but somehow I missed the crocuses…went straight for the daffodils. These precious ones are by my front door and they cheer me on as I leave the house to brave the world 🙂 They remind me of the poem, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” by William Wordsworth. You can … More Daffodil Days…