Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Evergreens, free smells and Good Night Moon

- More from Hayesville. These weathered metal evergreens with the real thing growing tall just behind them.

- The sign in front of the The Garden Shoppe says that Louise has fresh bread today. Looking at my watch, it is 3pm, and I wonder if she has any left. Two other women and I stand chagrined that we missed out. Louise just sold the last loaf. But I get to breathe in the scent of fresh bread while I browse and do score the last of her oatmeal raisin cookies, baked that morning.

- Taking a copy of "Good Night Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown to the bookstore counter to purchase for a baby gift, the teenager at the register says "This was my favorite book when I was little; my mom used to read it to me every night!" I ask if it made her sleepy and she smiles at the memory, "It must have."


Granny Annie said...

Delightful post. I'm trying to figure out what those metal trees are fashioned out of. So cool.

My grandchildren all were raised on Goodnight Moon and I loved reading to them. My children were raised on Beatrix Potter stories.

Mama Zen said...

I think that I'm raising the only child ever to have not liked Good Night Moon!

TALON said...

I love art like that - interacting with its surroundings.

I love how the books of our childhood stay with us...

Lynn said...

Granny Annie-

Thank you! Those trees look like rusted metal. I walked over to the next door neighbors yard because they weren't home and took the photo. The tree is in my sister's yard. The neighbor is a master gardener and I'm sure she planned it that way.

That is a favorite book in our family.

Mama Zen -

I wonder why she doesn't like it? I love to read it to children.

Talon -

Me too! That is such a lovely book. I am taking it to a favorite client who is having a baby girl in July.

Riot Kitty said...

I remember my parents reading us Dr. Seuss's "The Sleep Book," and we kept having to wake them up!

Love the bakery smells. Yum yum!

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

That is so funny that it put them to sleep. Very cute. :)

desk49 said...
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desk49 said...

Sorry bad spelling on first post

A smell, a tree and that book it seems
Made childhood memories come alive
Those cookies’ grand did cross your hand.
Still not a crumb for I.
What a post form our Hayesville hoist
That stirred a clerks’ reply.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Nothing better than well placed sculpture, the smell of fresh bread, Oatmeal raisin cookies (hey, I just finished eating one!) n passing on a great book.

Lynn said...

Ellis -

My very own poem - I love that! Thank you for stirring up that reply. :)

Snaggle -

Yes - the sculpture was well-placed. I have to think that was meant to be - the placement in front of the real thing. Oh - Louise's cookies are so good. She has a true gift for baking - as I imagine you do.

Jannie Funster said...

Those metal trees are way cool -- a touch of Christmas year round.

And tell Mama Z Kelly was not a Good Night Moon fan eitehr.


Lynn said...

Jannie -

It is a touch of Christmas - I've never been there at Christmas.

Mama Zen - Kelly didn't like Good Night Moon either!

I wonder why?

Meredith said...

Oatmeal raisin cookies must surely make up for missed bread. Yum!

I like how the crafted version stands in front of the real thing, as if to remind us where all art originates.

I'm a little too old to remember Good Night Moon from my own childhood, but by now I've read it aloud quite a few times to fresh-bathed toddlers in pjs. :)

Lynn said...

Meredith -

That's right - I forgot you were a nanny. It's a sweet little book, I think.