Saturday, September 8, 2007

Surprises

The other day I was looking out an upstairs front window and was startled to see this scene:



We are apparently growing balloons in this tree. As I was leaning out the bathroom window to take the above photo, I saw shadows moving below. Here's what I saw:

A flock of wild turkeys. Or is that a gaggle? Here's one straggler:


I love it when surprises come out of nowhere. Balloons in a tree. Turkeys walking across the front yard. In the backyard I created a nice surprise. We have a section that refuses to grow grass. The best it will do is some moss. So I decided to just accept it and try something new--a rock garden. I love it:


Several weeks ago someone on the Wompo list suggested an anthology of garden poems, each poem accompanied by a photo. Now I have my garden and my photo. Wonder if I can get a poem out of this?

3 comments :

  1. I love your "balloon tree!" too funny. Yes, I like life's happy surprises as well.

    Beautiful garden by the way.

    best,
    Kelli

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  2. Thanks, Kelli. These moments strike me as poetic. You know that lovely bit of pleasure you get when something unexpected pops into your poem. And I could probably draw a parallel between the rock garden and revision but will quit here.

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