We are currently enjoying the last month of winter here in sunny Queensland. Queensland winters are very mild, though up in the hills where we live it gets very cold at night and in the early morning.
Today was a surprise... It started off cold as usual, and then by midday it felt like we'd suddenly skipped to summer!- very unseasonal...
I opened the window near me after lunch when I was washing the dishes, and I could hear my girls squealing with delight as they danced and played near our water tank. They had both shed their shoes and one of them waved and said happily, "Look Mama- we are playing in our feet!!!"
Labels: family fun
posted by Father's Grace Ministries at 9:14 pm
My lovely 8 year daughter went thrifting with her Daddy this week, and bought this lovely book for me. She knows her Mama well- how much I love Miss Potter's beautiful illustrations, and writings for children. I love that girl. She has good taste, and now keeps an eye out for vintage stuff as well. But I love her most of all, for the tender heart that bought the gift.
Here's a rhyme from the book that I'd never heard before. It was so beautiful. I thought I'd post it for you:
THE KETTLE'S SONG
With pomp power and glory
the world beckons vainly,
In chase of such vanities
why should I roam?
While peace and content bless
my little thatched cottage,
And warm my own hearth
with the treasures of home.
Isn't that precious? I'd like to be like that faithful, old black kettle in the picture!
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