February 22, 2009

Beatrix Potter at The Corgyncombe Library

Corgyncombe Library Notes

The reporters at The Corgyncombe Courant (Diane and her daughter Sarah) feel a kinship with Beatrix Potter. Photographs by The Corgyncombe Courant photographer Diane Shepard Johnson, above and below, make a pictorial look at some of the common interests that The Corgyncombe Courant reporters have with Beatrix Potter (1866-1943). How they wish they could have personally had tea and lingered with Beatrix and discussed bunnies, gardens, ducks, old houses, old barns, hills and dales, and other aspects of country life and landscapes.
The library at Corgyncombe has many copies of Beatrix Potter's works and all at Corgyncombe find them thoroughly delightful to look at many times o'er!

The two photographs above are of tea time at Corgyncombe Cottage.
The book on the table is open to Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck".
The lady in the old photograph sitting on the book reminds The Corgyncombe Courant of Beatrix Potter.

Beatrix Potter's tales were also made into moving picture stories based on her illustrations in a series called "The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends".

Here is a link to the: introduction of "The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, Beatrix Potter" on YouTube.

It shows the actress playing Beatrix Potter painting the lovely landscape and then hastening home as it begins to rain. Along the way home, many of the animals that she wrote about and painted can be seen. Peter Rabbit is waiting for her when she arrives home and after pouring herself a cup of tea, she is inspired to continue writing to a young ailing friend.
Beatrix's stories as depicted in "The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends" have also been enjoyed thoroughly by those at Corgyncombe.
A favorite book at the Corgyncombe Library to read about Beatrix's life and see beautiful photographs of her home and the landscapes that she loved so much is "At Home with Beatrix Potter, The Creator of Peter Rabbit" by Susan Denyer.



Agnes said...

Such I beautiful post!
I also feel a kinship with Beatrix and absolutley adore the intro's and the outro's of the series. I have "At Home with Beatrix Potter" as well and think it's lovely". There is another book called "Walking with Beatrix Potter". Do you know about it? I haven't got it yet, but it's on the top of my wishlist. :-)


Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Agnes,

Thanks for the recommendation of "Walking with Beatrix Potter".

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah, and the dolls and Tillie Tinkham the seamstress mouse at Corgyncombe

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