Monday, January 26, 2009
The Golden Globe
This golden globe, here looking like the man-in-the-moon with a hat on, is now in our back yard and acts as our snow-level gauge. Its first home was my parents' patio, and it has a little story.
For many years my Dad had wanted a golden globe for the garden. My Mom, although sentimental in many areas, was also very practical, saying 'tut-tut, we don't need one.' But one summer we visited Butchart Gardens in Victoria B.C. and I found Dad, who had just sneaked off to get an ice-cream cone, sitting in the Victorian Rose Garden, gazing beatifically at this globe. As his birthday was coming up my sister and I granted his long-held wish.
Dad feigns surprise and delight upon seeing his golden globe.
Mom and I pose over the golden globe.
Right now we have over two feet of snow in the yard as indicated by the globe being up to its neck. Last year it was completely covered and didn't reappear till late March. Fingers crossed that it will remain visible all this winter.
This picture reminds me of that old t.v. series "The Prisoner" but then again it could be good witch Glinda coming to help Dorothy.