I'll bet we here at the Gazette got your attention with THAT headline!.
Perhaps you are thinking we have a romantic tale of Venus losing herself in love, locked in a heavenly embrace amidst the jonquils with her dearest and most ardent admirer. Please note we did not state that Venus lost her HEART in the garden, rather her head. Venus lost her HEAD in the Garden.
. Ah, say you, she must have been in quiet contemplation, meditating on the beauty of the good earth with the heady fragrance of roses and lavender filling her mind and soul and she suddenly had an epiphany. She lost her head in the moment of it all and did something compulsive and completely out of character like… A somersault or a cartwheel or the jitterbug! NOPE you would be wrong. Because Venus LITERALLY lost her head, honest.
Here she was last spring, standing in serenity and loveliness amid the tulips.
And again in May quietly reflecting in the morning dew.
And here she is again, her classic features peacefully contemplating all of nature neath her lovely bare feet....and the porridge in her bowl.
Now it is March…. We have ventured into Venus’s domain and found this! VENUS HAS LOST HER HEAD IN THE GARDEN!
Although she’s lost her head, she seems to have lost none of her composure, despite the re-bar sticking straight out of her neck and her face being soiled in mud.
Now the dilemma, shall we replace said missing part using lots of messy and unsightly cement with which to rebuild our dear goddess? OR shall we have a bit of naughty fun… heh, heh, heh!
Perhaps we could play a little game: You enter the garden, there stands Venus just like a Greek statue, ( minus rebar).
As you walk the path observing the creeping thyme and forget- me- nots growing between the stepping stones suddenly, there is her face, gazing up at you from a bed of moss….
Or masquerading as part of this stonewall,
or coyly peeking thru the lattice… sneaky little vixen!
Or Venus under glass?
Why, this dreadful accident could give her a whole new lease on life…. sort of a “double life”, in a manner of speaking. Tell me, what would you do if Venus lost her head in YOUR garden?