Courtyard, path and drive have been liberated.
Ice and snow have melted.
Winter has relented
opened a 'window' for us.
We are going shopping
and there's only time for a very quick post today.
Take three tree trunks,
as thick or thin as you wish.
Cut them into unequal lengths.
With a saw
cut one end of each of the trunks
on the diagonal,
then smooth down the sawn end.
Paint Santa's face on the smoothed end,
leaving enough room for his red hat
and white beard.
Thin trunks need support,
spikes or similar to pin to the ground.
Thick trunks stay upright by themselves.
Stand them outside your door
wait for snow.
A robin redbreast would be a suitable decoration.
Preferably a live robin.
Bird food sprinkled around the base should do it.
for children of all ages
from 9 to 90