Ok. So mole huntin’ was a bust. We went inna garden instead! Pip wanted to find Aunty Glenda’s fountain. We walked, an’ turned, an’ walked some more. There were plants an’ flowers an’ leaves an’ all sortsa things all ’round us, so much it felt like we were lost inna woods (I wanna say jungle, cuz that makes it more adventurous, but it wasn’t really like a jungle. Pip says Aunty Glenda spends a lotta time clearin’ out weeds an’ takin’ care of alla plants. Right then, we were surrounded by foxgloves.)
Then I saw ’em again. The trees. The awesome japanese maple trees, with alla inviting branches. An’ I hopped around an’ begged and coaxed, until Amalynn said sure! she wanna try climbin’ ’em too! So we went up to ’em, an’ I found out climbin’ these trees wasn’t quite so easy as some other trees I climbed. Maybe it was alla moss? I kept slippin’ off. So Amalynn said she’d give me a boost.
I kinda sorta think I maybe hurt her a bit, climbin’ up on her shoulders, cuz she grunted a bit and oomphed once, an maybe there was a li’l “ow!”… I’m awful sorry bout that, Amalynn. But the boost sure did help, cuz pretty soon, I was up inna tree!
I love bein’ in trees. Makes me feel like a bird! An’ you can see real good, too. An’ it’s quiet an’ calm an’ green an’ happy. Trees are good friends. I reached down to help Amalynn up (cuz it wasn’t really so far up, an’ the worst part was that first bit, with alla moss onna trunk), but she said nah, she didn’t wanna come up after all.
Anyhow, up inna tree, I saw the fountain we was lookin’ for, an’ pointed out which way we hadda go. It was back through the forest, where we’d just come! Dunno how Pip got so turned around. (dawned on me later that I got a really really good friend, cuz she’d come alla way outta way so I could see the japanese maple trees again an’ climb ’em. Thanks Pip!)
Back through the foxglove forest we went, til we got to the fountain. Pip said we hadda be careful not to get wet, cuz Aunty Glenda didn’t know we’d come out to the fountain, an’ gettin’ wet would give us away. Amalynn an’ me said we’d do our best to stay dry. Then Pip quick scrambled up the fountain to the tallest part, showin’ me how to get there an’ alla best handholds an’ paths. Wow, but she was fast!
Amalynn said she wasn’t much inna climbin’ mood, she wanna stay down by the pretty pool. I shoulda stayed an’ kept her company, but there was climbin’ beggin’ to be done, an’ a fountain to scale, an’… Sorry, Amalynn!
Pip kept shoutin’ down encouragements, an’ tellin’ me which way I outta go for a good climbin’ hold, until then I was up there atta top, where she’d been! I found a good seat an’ stopped a bit, listenin’ to alla pretty water as it flowed by. It was kinda like bein’ inna tree, calm an’ peaceful. Thanks, Pip, for helpin’ me find a way to get up.
Onna way back home, we passed by some pretty purple Irises, an’ Pip stopped for a quick photo shoot. She does love her purples! Aunty Glenda has some awful pretty plants, too. She does good makin’ her garden forest look nice.