Boats for Mice

It’s been warm and clear the past 2 days, which has allowed the recent floodwaters to recede and the debris left behind to dry in the sun.  As this happens, lots of bundles – leaves, grass and, often, trash, tightly bound by dried mud – appear on the tips of tree branches, like mittens. One boy I know likes to slide the bundles off and let them go down the river.  He imagines them as tiny boats for even tinier mice.

One thought on “Boats for Mice

  1. I’ve always found these bundles to be a little eerie . . . but looking at the picture on the right makes me think maybe they’re more “grotesquely beautiful.” And “Boats for Mice” would make a WONDERFUL illustrated children’s book. 🙂


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