a garden visitor

while I was putting babe down for his nap,
my love was washing the dishes,
and spied from the window
a wee garden visitor race across the path -

a hedgehog!

an erinaceus europaeus to be precise,
he was quick enough to capture our visitor on film,
but by the time I went out to see if I could find him
he had vanished into the ivy bush,
the thought of that spiky creature
brought a smile to my face,

and so now I have named him
monsieur hérisson,
a lover of woolly berets
and camembert cheese,
because its common knowledge
that hedgehogs love clothes
(and I have an inkling, cheese too)

good day!