30 days of thanks: Day 25, 26, 27, 28:
Day 25: These here are whelks, otherwise known
as Scalloper’s Bane. Ok, I just made that up.
Whelks eat quahogs, oysters and scallops.
We can eat whelks but I prefer not to–too chewy.
I am thankful for whelks when they are artfully arranged
on snow-fencing at Dionis Beach.
Day 26: It being officially past Thanksgiving,
I am now prepared to be thankful for Christmas.
A reminder of Jesus’ birth (in a window on Orange Street).
The reflecting glass highlights the mystery.
Day 27: Thankful for the enchanting scent of rosemary.
Rose de mer: Rose of the sea.
I named one of my kids after this fragrant herb.
Day 28: I am thankful for Lydia,
named after the character in Pride and Prejudice,
(they have similar personalities).
She shows me God’s joy in His creation.
Blue legs! And those silly head feathers!
And when I get too caught up in myself,
I can go out to the henhouse and listen
to the ‘girls’ murmur to each other.
They remind that God is God and I’m, um, not.