My Latest Trip to the Berkeley Botanical Gardens
was accomplished with more than the usual number of boys in tow.
Four in fact. Three mineÂ
and a friend.
To see the metasequoia and false rocksâ€”and mating newts
(it’s that time of year)
spotted first and immediately by my three-year-old
who can’t see a dirty sock on the floor no matter how I point
but a perfectly still newt under a foot of pond water
is unmistakable to his bright eyes.
He’s wearing a Cars cap over his long blond hair and his
favorite part of this trip seems to be the railroad-tie stairs.
The roses in their garden are dormant in February
But somewhere in the Gardens is my love
(with three other boys)
And I am hers.
Now that his wife has bought a membership to the Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Theric Jepson should be able to visit them more often. He is the author of the novel Byuck.
Photo “Sequoia gÃ©ant” courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.