A Moment in Spring Digging


A Moment

Clayton’s bronze sculpture entitled A Moment reminds me of the work that lies ahead during the next week.  The first shipment of seed potatoes arrived yesterday, but more will arrive soon. This is where the real digging ensues, since we create trenches for the potatoes so that as we continue to “mound” them as they grow, the plant tops will ultimately end up at ground level.  Although the ground has been tilled and compost added, digging trenches a foot deep is always work.  Just as the sculpted boy, one needs to take a moment’s break from spade work to stand upright and gaze at one’s handiwork.