It may seem as though the secret garden is an idyllic spot for calm and serenity, but even in paradise there is strife. Our brave photographer was sitting quietly among the berries and the fall lilies, watching Ounce an lots of friends playing in the Sparrow Bowl, when all at once, Red Cardinal came swooping down, scattering sparrows right and left! Perhaps this swooping was innocent enough, but our brave photographer was
so stunned by the chaos that Ounce was entirely forgotten! Ounce was furious, and a furious, wet sparrow is a dangerous thing. Ounce dive-bombed a couple of times and practically drown trying to save the sanctity of the sparrow bowl.
Amazingly, as stunned as our brave photographer was, the footage was still in the cloud!
Conservancy Garden, October 2016, from daylight into evening
One sky looking down with clouds missing,
Spirit winds blowing in the empty spaces,
No hiding behind, no holding back, no letting be.
Listening for old sounds in the waters,
barely hearing the here and now,
Cutting away at the stains of memory.