Monday, July 27, 2009
Farmyard friends in our neighborhood
Sometimes I feel like I'm living in an old-fashioned story book.
Working on nursery rhymes has intensified the feeling. Perhaps it's because research has led me back to the animal friends in my neighborhood...
This darling will appear shortly in Little Bo Peep's entourage...
... and notice the rounded nose for Baa Baa Black Sheep. Did you ever look closely at a sheep's face before?
And this girl doesn't need much adapting to turn into a storybook horse, does she?
Right in my own backyard, the fluffy chicklets from spring have turned into honest-to-goodness hens... Just think how many hens appear in the old familiar nursery rhymes!
Even the old Tom had to show me his true colors...
So far he's not fitting into a nursery rhyme but he's so storybook I feel he must put in appearance somewhere before Thanksgiving.
I feel I've forgotten to notice the specialness of life around me these past few weeks. So good to be looking deeply again and appreciating the miracles that surround me.
Real life truly is the very best fairy tale!