New Hat, collage/acrylic, 5 x 5
Elizabeth W. Seaver
Miss Maudie had spent a happy week working in her garden. She'd weeded, watered, harvested tomatoes and cucumbers and checked up on the zucchini. (After all, she must be ready for next month's Leave Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch night on August 8th.) She'd picked and plucked and prodded until her wing tips were sore and dirty. Very dirty. And now, she must get ready to go to Minerva's garden party.
Maudie scrubbed and scrubbed at the kitchen sink, with unsatisfactory results. What could she do, for Minerva and all the other bossy boots would certainly notice and remark the evidence of her efforts in the garden.
"I know," she said to herself, "I'll buy myself a fetching chapeau, and perhaps no one will notice the dirt in my feathers."
And so she did.
Author's note: I sincerely hope Minerva likes zucchini.