2011 has been a great year for our little blueberry patch -- and our little blueberry-loving granddaughter. I was thrilled to get this candid shot of her involved in one of her favorite summer activities. Some of the most beautiful pleasures in life are the simple ones -- like this one -- unplanned and serendipitously (my own word) perfect!
|Ember in the blueberry patch, July 2011|
The the old fashioned print of her dress....
made me think of a treasured book....
In 1949 Robert McCloskey won the Caldecott Honor award for his children's book, Blueberries For Sal. It was very popular in the 1960's and 70's (when I was a little girl), and in the 1980's and 90's when my children were little. This book with it's timeless story and charming block print illustrations has already won the attention of three generations of children. If you haven't read it, find a little person and snuggle up together -- before the blueberries have all ripened
What were the classic picture books of your childhood?