Thursday, June 7, 2012
This large wooden bucket up back is filled with flowers reaching for the fingers of the sun this morning. Back on Stevens Avenue, I found a smaller version of one of these down in the dump, along side the Armory. When I went pollywog hunting in the cemetery ponds, it was a great receptacle for the young amphibians I caught. Later, after accumulating hundreds swimming about, I transferred them to a 5 gallon glass jug so I could watch them intently. Scrutinizing them, daily, and watching them grow their little legs and arms as they approached 'frogdom', was quite cool. When the jug started turning a slimy, ugly yellow-green and began to stink something awful, I knew the fun was over for another spring, and lugged the jug to the swamp down back and dumped the contents.
Free again! Free again!