All week I have been marveling at these rose hips, mostly at the fact that
somehow, this rosebush still has green leaves, the only green in a garden
now turned brown and grey.
It’s almost like the leaves have been freeze dried.
All week I’ve been meaning to get out there for a photo, and this morning I donned my winter garb and marched through the several inches of snow we now have to finally take a picture. As I stood there, my mockingbird friend came and landed just to my left, for a breakfast of rose hips and winter green.
Then I understood.
He has enchanted this patch, his own bright spot of everyday magic.
And I was enchanted by the fact that he landed just three feet from my arm. Then again, it was a very cold night and he is probably very hungry.
I took some photos of him but they are nothing special,
too many branches in the way.
But the moment, that was special. Another gift from my garden.
November really is the color of gratitude.
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This weekend we will be at our last show of the year,
if you’re in the area, stop by and say hello!
Rochester Museum & Science Center,
500 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607
Friday, November 21st • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 22nd• 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 23rd • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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