Friday, April 13, 2007

The Garden of the Selfish Giant

April snow showers kill the flowers. Because of our unusually warm March, new leaves were beginning to appear on the trees and bulbs were beginning to pop up through the soil. For those of you familiar with the Selfish Giant, the children must have been banished from this corner of the garden and winter crept in and...
"The Snow covered up the grass with her great white cloak, and

the Frost painted all the trees silver...they invited the North Wind to stay with them...He was wrapped in furs, and he roared all day around the garden, and blew the chimney pots down."

"But the Spring never came, nor the Summer. The Autumn gave golden fruit to every garden, but to the Giant's garden she gave none...So it was always Winter there,

and the North Wind and the Hail, and the Frost, and the Snow danced about through the trees."

As the story goes, when the children creep back into the garden, Spring comes at last. (Actually these two photos are from the day before the snow.)

1 comment:

nita said...
your last post led me to re-read whittier's "snowbound" - long, but interesting! hope it thaws quickly for you all. i like the musical addition...