July 28, 2009

Beatrix Potter's Birthday!

Corgyncombe Library Notes
Today, July 28th, is Beatrix Potter's birthday. Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) is a favorite at The Corgyncombe Library.

In the photograph above, Tasha Tudor's Welsh Breakfast Tea, served in a Benjamin Bunny cup, is enjoyed at afternoon tea. Benjamin Bunny is wearing a tam-o'-shanter and carrying the red spotted handkerchief that he used to gather onions in. The same scene is on the cover of Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny". The tussie mussie on the table has bee balm in the center, surrounded by thyme, rosemary, lady's mantle, forget-me-nots, and lavender.

Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"

Foxglove in Diane's garden at Corgyncombe Cottage reminds one of Beatrix Potter's Jemima Puddle-duck.

Beatrix Flopsy Bunny enjoys Beatrix Potter's "The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit".
Here is the link to: More photographs of Beatrix Flopsy Bunny

Beatrix Potter was an artist and author and a great admirer of the beautiful landscapes of Britain.

Diane and Sarah are admirers of Beatrix and feel a kinship with her. What fun it would have been to take tea with Beatrix and discuss bunnies, gardens, ducks, old houses, old barns, and other aspects of country life and landscapes. A cozy afternoon tea is a perfect time to give thought to Beatrix Potter!

Hollyhocks and bee balm.

A visitor to the Rocket reminds us of Beatrix Potter's illustration of a butterfly tasting the sugar in Mrs. Tittlemouse's larder!

Peter Rabbit at garden's edge.

Here are links to Beatrix Potter at The Corgyncombe Library:
Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4

Here is a link to YouTube: Introduction of "The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, Beatrix Potter"
Here is a link to YouTube: The Ending of "The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, Beatrix Potter", featuring the song "Perfect Day"

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