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Gardening, Back garden, Rhyming poetry, Nature poems, Birds, Gnomes, Imaginative Poetry

The Pig Behind The Door
by Diane Allan

A few years ago, I received a gift of a three-foot ceramic pig and wondered, what do I do with it? After some discussion, my husband and I went and purchased and old antique door and window and hung them under one of the huge cedar trees in our yard. In front we made a stoop, planted flowers etc. and suddenly, a cottage in the trees! We placed a table and chairs behind the door, set the table with flowers and tea and last but not least, placed the three-foot pig behind the door. Hence the pig behind the door was born.

The Pig Behind the Door is a collection of whimsical and sometimes humorous poems about the magic I see in my garden. It's about imagining.

Diane Allan was born in Windsor, Ontario but grew up in Regina Saskatchewan. As a child however, she made several trips to visit her maternal grandmother who lived in Victoria BC and fell completely in love with the city. She thereby moved her family to Victoria in 1973. She and her husband have raised five children and their family now includes 9 grandchildren.

During the 24 years Diane worked in the Federal Government, she also operated her own dried floral company called Earthborne Designs and was, for a time, the floral designer for the Aerie Resort. After retiring from the government, she worked for a few years as a Realtor before retiring a second time. She has taken many courses over the years involving flower arranging and interior decorating and continues to be up to date with current trends. Recently after thirty plus years of gardening, it has become more than a hobby. It has also lead her to venture into the realm of writing whimsical rhymes and poetry.


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