On one of the Priory outbuildings is an ivy.
I’ve been thinking about shaping it into something. But I’m not sure what. A hand, a heart, a butterfly? A leaping, snarling Bengal Tiger? I’d hoped that as it grew it would become obvious what it ought to be. For awhile, last year it resembled a robin with its head on the left; it’s tail raised above the door on the right. (You’ll have to take my word for it).
But I began to think that it would make a good ghost with outstretched arms. Though when I tried to accentuate that it ended up looking more like a chicken (tail still on the right) with an unfortunate growth on it’s back. Which was disappointing.
So I left it to grow …
… and then hacked at it again. Still doesn’t look much like a ghost. Think I’ll leave it to grow some more. In time, I want the arms to grow really long. Might take a while. Perhaps it’ll become a huge vampire bat! Or a pterodactyl. Or a seagull. Or a Pan-Am Clipper Flying Boat. But I suspect, most likely, it’ll remain a shape. With a hint of chicken.