Monday May 27th 2013
I guess one major problem for a Gardener is a
quirk in his character that takes great satisfaction from the sight of
The Cedar Mockingbird's crew dabbling in the Strawberry. His three
round Mockingbird children are becoming quite tame, which is not
necessarily a good omen for future Strawberry crops. The Artist
for her part, has in the past been adept at growling at the youth of
Mockingbird and she is capable of ferocity when in defense of her own.
I have seen her chase, Rabbit, Deer and Rogue Beagles.
Recently I have noticed that when The
Artist is amongst the Strawberry she is made subject to the Cedar
Mockingbird's seductive aria, his syncopations, his gallantry of dance.
And he has made a point of letting her see him feed the rounder of his
three children in a manner which I can only call a 'pathetic public display
of affection.' Nor for one minute did I ever believe The Artist would
fall for so blatant a maneuver. But I am beginning to suspect that she
has done. Which is yet one more ill omen for future Strawberry crops.