Everything here is beautiful--
the foliage is the darkest shade of green that captures all the raindrops and holds onto them until they drip
I never thought I would see things like chicken wire and cold metal fencing as romantic and kind and lovely, but I do. Goldie is my best friend. She follows me everywhere. Collecting her eggs is a beloved task. The ducks move and sway like white feathered ballerinas (never to part). The tiny roosters try their best to improve their puny crows and they are getting better, really-- they hardly have anything to be embarrassed about anymore.
One rooster perches in the door wreath.
I think he likes to peer inside.
I hope you had a very happy Christmas.