Texas Wildflowers

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Noddy

    WYNKEN, BLYNKEN and NOD

by Eugene Field

Greg Sheila and Noddy February

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,–
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew.
“Where are you going, and what do you wish?”
The old moon asked the three.
“We have come to fish for the herring-fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we,”
Said Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.
Noddy kitten

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe;
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew;
The little stars were the herring-fish
That lived in the beautiful sea.
“Now cast your nets wherever you wish,–
Never afraid are we!”
So cried the stars to the fishermen three,
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.
Noddy February III

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam,–
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home:
‘Twas all so pretty a sail, it seemed
As if it could not be;
And some folk thought ’twas a dream they’d dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea;
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod.

Noddy February

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one’s trundle-bed;
So shut your eyes while Mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:–
Wynken,
Blynken,
And Nod. Joe and Noddy at the piano

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Handmade Teapot Card

Abbys teapot card

A couple of weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find a decorated envelope in my mailbox. Inside was this lovely handmade card from my friend, Abby.

Unfortunately, my scanner doesn’t do it justice. The dimensional aspects are not clearly visible; both the teapot and the outer row of the daisies are raised.

I have been the blessed recipient of many of her projects and generosity.

Abby refers to herself a paper engineer. She’s very, very good at all kinds of paper creations like tumbling blocks and pop-up things, boxes, and much more.

Thank you, Abby.

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October 14, 2013 · 4:11 pm

Autumn Kitties

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Mid-October

fallen leaf orange

Looks like I’ve had a 3 month vacation from my blog.

Thankfully, we were able to spend time with our terrific grandsons this summer, and that took precedence.

Then our internet connection was down.

And…well….I guess it was time for a blogging break.

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