the mockingbird’s breakfast

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.

A gem.

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!

44th Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale

Rochester Museum & Science Center,
500 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607

Booth 112
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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  • d smith kaich jones November 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

    enchanted, indeed. and gorgeous – i can just see that mockingbird waiting for you to leave, tapping his toe. just wonderful.

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo November 22, 2014 at 7:47 am

    There were loads of rosehips when I visited home in October. Every time I saw them I smiled at the memories of using them as itching powder as a kid!

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