Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Outdoor Wednesday...In Mr. McGregor's Garden - Imagine with Me.
Perhaps You, like me,
were read to as a child.
We would snuggle on the
couch. Mom in the middle.
My brother Allan and I squeezing
in from either side.
Not wanting to miss one
Did someone you love
read books aloud to you?
Books with good values?
Lessons about obedience,
consequences of disobedience,
caring and the
importance of family.
Occasionally the memory of a story
will rush back into my mind.
Such was the case last week as I
visited the vegetable gardens at
In my mind's eye it was not a stretch
to see Peter Rabbit sneaking out from
his hutch to explore these perfect
heads of cabbage.
Surely you remember Peter Rabbit,
brought to us by Beatrix Potter.
This garden had features which brought
Peter to life in my imagination.
I can't help but think young children
who are familiar with this story must
think the same when they see these
perfectly amazing veggie plots.
Perhaps he would hide among the beans
when he heard the good farmer coming.
I can see that this could be a good
idea until this kitty would happen to
catch a whiff of Peter's scent.
I am so sure that Mr. McGregor's wife
feeds this kitty well,
but it is not immune to
an opportunity to tease
a straying bunny.
Perhaps kitty chases Peter into this
It could've happened.
larger than life...
sucks nectar overhead.
The simple branch fence row
and corn are surrounded by...
...itty bitty vining flowers.
Oh, I do hope Peter finds his way home
safe and sound....but I also hope that
he has learned that it never pays to
disobey his mother.
She will be so happy to welcome him home
to his safe hutch and will tuck him safely
into his soft warm bed...
...to recuperate from that
awfully full tummy.
Oh, how I adore children's
with a great message.
I also love gardens that
inspire. Don't you??
Have a super Outdoor Wednesday!
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