Friday 3 December 2010: Star Man
I bundled up this morning expecting to take photographs of the weeds. I was thinking of sparkling bokehs, falling snow and milkweed seeds when I thought I heard whispering in the pines. I tip toed over to the side yard fully expecting to catch the fairies talking amongst themselves or maybe having a chat with the chipmunk family that lives near the old railroad tie. But I did not see any of them about today.
Just as I was walking back to the front of the house I saw him - Santa's helper here to put stars in the pines. He stopped what he was doing and smiled so I knew it was okay to snap this picture of the handsome little fellow.I waved a hardy thank-you to him.
Once inside and warm it occurred to me that he might not actually have been a Santa's helper. Last night in my last waking moments I wished for the moon and the stars. I think perhaps he was here to grant wishes....