Saturday, January 14, 2006

Winter Botany #4

How it all began . . .

A little before Christmas, the dog and I paused somewhere in this vacant lot. She was checking out some scent or other, and instead of urging her along, I lingered. I don't remember why; perhaps I was stretching out the time before I had to face the chores at home again, or more likely, I was vaguely hoping that some friend would just happen by, if only I stood there long enough.

I looked down, and there at my feet was a friend indeed.

I've got lots more to say about this friend, and about the not-so-vacant lot, but I've decided to be a friend to myself and quit the midnight blogging. I've also invited some dear friends to visit tomorrow, so it might be a couple of days before I give you all the details. Meanwhile, any guesses on the identity?


Madcap said...

So, are you going to tell us, you tease?

arcolaura said...

Working on it! These introductions have to be done properly, you know. I want to make sure that Miss Manners would approve.