One of the trees in the parking lot has a plastic bag caught in it again. A while back, one of our guests said that in Scotland they're called "witches' britches." Cute name. How come Americans don't have a funny name for that? We just call them "plastic bags caught in trees."
It started me thinking about witches, and how a witch would have to plow through that tree on a broom to leave britches there. It made me remember the comic strip Broom Hilda, one of my all-time favorites. She was a beer-drinking, cigar-smoking witch whose life was full of misadventures, accidents and failed spells.
That was Broom Hilda, not to be confused with Brunhilde, the opera character made known by Bugs Bunny and, I think, much more beloved than the Wagner version.