Monday, July 02, 2007

For Mary

Dear Mary, Mary's View,
Sometimes I do wear a hunting hat
when I go out into the backyard wilds.

The cone flowers are in the back of the back.
I go through the camomile path to get to them.

Sometimes I sit on the steamer chair.
I sip my water and write.

I snap my photos when the birds or the bugs come to me.

If they need something they get my attention.

I like both ways.

Hunt or sip.

I like bugs.


Mary said...

Dear Sherry,

I don't know what you look like but I see you in my mind. I was certain you would wear a hat!

Thanks for this kind letter. You are too sweet and a breath of fresh air that brightens my day.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
You are welcome for the essay!
I am barefoot and hatted 99% of the time..
I will see if I can get a self protrait...
That would be interesting. I could learn how to do the timer thing on the camera!

Mary said...

I've tried self portraits by holding the camera out at arm's length and I always look either frightened or sleepy. And I need to find a way to soften the photo to hide wrinkles :o)

I never go barefoot. I've stepped on too many bees in my lifetime.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I could not hold my camera an arms length away...LOL
I earned every wrinkle and line!
The little white around the face I earned too.
The "round" was a gift from the hormones going and the low slug breast was from the hormones coming!
I think I may need the extra fat I carry someday. Global climate change and all, it could get cold!
Or food shortages....Although I already have a plan for that, I will sow in the rows in the cemetary.
I will ask my husband to take a photo!