His first impressions in life were with the company he kept .. very flirty poppy girls swooned and swayed against him in the wind. They thought him magnificent in stature and beautiful white plumage.
They whispered and laughed in the glow of early morning light.
Sir Goats Beard would bend down to catch what the poppy girls were trying to tell him.
So he could laugh at the appropriate times over their comical quips .. garden humour ?
Sir Goats Beard came to enjoy Ms. Flame's company very much as soon as she had arrived .. They some how shared a connection immediately .. perhaps it was because she was was also such a tall elegant creature ?
As Sir Goats Beard matured , they had shared many a conversation of what gardens expected of them .. and what they thought, they could contribute to the gardens that so yearned for their company.
Of course they were always flattered to be in such demand but they were choosy as to how they would behave .. whether they would get on with the gardener or not ?
He became more gorgeous every day .. the poppy girls had faded and were put to sleep until next year .. that is when Sir Goats Beard had begun to miss their flattery and company .. it was too quiet and dull even with Ms. Flames conversations.
The days rolled on and his beautiful beading was blossoming more and more ... he was truly aging .. and he had to come to terms with that.
Still though ... the morning light illuminated his stunning body .. a sight that was perfection indeed !
White on white .. bead by bead ....
... and then it was rumoured that princess sisters were visiting the garden .. that it was "their" time to bloom and glow.
They were shy .. and hid their faces for a while.
But slowly one sister after the other became bold and asked after Sir Goats Beard ...
They were curious and amazed with his impressive presence in the garden .. what did he see and watch for all the days he was here ?
Their exclamation over his handsome figure and mature ways about him .. well they fell quietly in love with him, as he did with them.