October Rose

October Rose I sauntered along the border of the shimmering parking lot, past shiny-leafed plants laden with day-long drizzle.   I lingered in October rain, admired the quench of leaves surrounding a show of pink roses.

Jesse Tree

As a young girl, I loved climbing the enormous Weeping Willow tree in the corner of our backyard. My brother and I competed to see who could scale the highest—and get down the quickest.