November Nor’easter

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The small grove of Maples

I pass each late night

Today were moon – lit

Cross black blue and star white.


Nor’easter behind them,

Their yellow leaf  hands

Waved wildly at me,

Those last leaves of the stand.


Soon to be fallen, tonight was so dear,

“Till next year” we said to each other,

“Till then”.

Sleep well, I will see you in Springtime, Dear Friends.




* Drawing by Racket Shreve.

** Maple Leaf  stone carving by John Novak, with Corydalis lutea alba alongside.

The parents of this Corydalis lutea alba  were a precious gift from Lincoln Foster, from the gardens at Millstream House.

H. Lincoln and Timmy Foster were for me……… and for eversomany others ……….. the gracious American Parents of Rock Gardening.

Please see their wonderful book, Rock Gardening , by H. Lincoln Foster, and Illustrated by Laura Louise (Timmy) Foster, 1968.

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