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."

14 comments:

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.

xo

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.