Thursday, January 24, 2013

high and lofty

Photo albums are full of mysteries. Of course some are pretty easy to solve. There are always clues. This is a rare photo of my father holding me. Don't you think my hair came from his side of the family?
My age is a mystery but the garden holds the key to solving this one.
What do you think?
Those plants look past their prime don't they. They speak of summer spent.
There is a double clue in my lack of sweater.
The day is somehow warm, but mosquito free at the same time.
I'm guessing that the picture was taken then, in September after an early frost.
Do I look eight or nine months old to you?
My father looks quite proud of his fifth and final,
and I, of my high and lofty perch.

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