Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Loch Ness Monster

When I looked out the window on the first morning of spring I had to smile. The snow, still too deep to walk in, has been receding a bit, and it uncovered the tops of five 'Tide Hill' dwarf boxwoods planted in a diagonal line in the gravel garden.

It looked for all the world like the humps of a serpentine monster surfacing from below. It made me think of a loch creature with its head still in the water, but its backside rising above in undulating segments.

A snow surfing, snaky, meandrous thing in my garden, emerging from below a cold white sea.

Ha -- Welcome to spring.

The sun is bright, winter has now passed, but the sign tells me what I must do about spring chores in my garden and monsters in the snow.

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