Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Nature Notebook – Algonquin Chinook

ALGONQUIN CHINOOK
By: Jeff Mills

I wrote this while skiing in Algonquin Park last winter.

Algonquin Chinook

deep cerulean

held on a pedestal of
beech’s grey fingers

the sun and its shadows
grace white sand dunes of snow

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Nature Notebook – Tin Can Tree

TIN CAN TREE
By: Jeff Mills

As I migrate westward along Highway 7,
vulture sails in the first heat,
rocks and marsh shield the airways
over this land and its yard sale economy,
a red Studebaker glides by
called by a yellowthroat at the blueberry stand
Whitchety, witchety, whitchety…

tin can tree and a rubber boot bush

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