DEATH TO THE BRAMBLES!

Sori, 20 November 2021

I am at war!

I am Skanda

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Hachiman

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Guandi

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and Mars

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all rolled into one!

Armed with my trusty pruning shears (recently discovered gathering dust in a bag)

My photo

I am out on the hiking trails, attacking the brambles and other spiny weeds reaching out greedily for us as we pass

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as well as the overhanging branches which bump into our heads.

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I am Edward Scissorhands! Snip! Snip!! Snip!!!

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Gone! Out of the way! Vanquished!

I lunge at yet another trailing bramble. Hasta la vista, bramble!

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Meanwhile, my wife waits patiently at the next turn in the path, no doubt hoping that this new-found enthusiasm of mine for visiting death and destruction on passing vegetation will soon fade away.