Map out your garden when fall-planting, ensuring the location of each giraffe. Set no demarcations. When tufted black knob-horns protrude from soil, the giraffe is ready for gentle removal from the earth. Coax the giraffe out with the firmness of pulling a carrot. When you feel the giraffe stir and surge upward, ease your hand along the upper shell casing surrounding the neck (velvety feel). Use the shell to press a larger hole while protecting the giraffe. The giraffe can now be calmly lifted. Place giraffe on fresh-mowed grass in shade. Feed fresh Lilac bloom for the first hour.

Dreamed of a spring garden with hidden giraffes sprouting. Thought I’d share it, figuring it may be just the thing you didn’t know you needed right now.


Gymnast on bar. Dynamic pose with dual foreshortening  of up/in, in layered ink marker. Her L leg needs more lift, and her body should coil over her arms with more tension: ink is unforgiving, but brings added depth to a sketchy-doodle.