Posted by: Ross Gardner | January 29, 2017



A keyhole creeper picking the locks

Of muddy tenements and teasing

Frozen hearts into a timely thaw.

From ‘Snipe’, by Ross Gardner.


Snipe (Gallinago gallinago). Copyright 2017 Ross Gardner


  1. Excellent shot!

  2. Thanks Belinda. I got lucky – they’re usually so skittish.

  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    THEY EXIST!!!!!!! 🙂

    • Sure do, the little beasties of the marsh that they are.

      • The bane of all Boy Scouts….rousted out of their warm sleeping bags at night!

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