Tanka Diary [Awakened too early on Saturday morning]
By Harryette Mullen
Awakened too early on Saturday morning
by the song of a mockingbird
imitating my clock radio alarm.
Walking along the green path with buds
in my ears, too engrossed in the morning news
to listen to the stillness of the garden.
We are back late from a lovely day in Richmond with Cheryl! We had a bit of drizzle weather-wise, but didn't stop us from seeing the turtles, herons, ducks, egrets, and all the animals at the nature center amidst the changing leaves at Three Lakes Park. Plus we bumped into Cheryl's father, whom she had no idea was going to be there, since she had never been before.
Then we went to see the butterfly exhibit in the conservatory, plus the rose garden in full bloom and hundreds of other flowers (and a pair of red-shouldered hawks) at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. And we got Mexican food! And the Ravens had a great game even if we didn't watch any of it! More tomorrow when I am caught up from a busy and very fun weekend!