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Today I have for you another image heavy post, this time about the joys and hazards of outdoor living.

Giant Jam Sandwich cover

The Giant Jam Sandwich came to me via the library book sale, it’s another book from the Weekly Reader Children’s Book Club. This book is from 1972 and I particularly like the sort of trippy illustration style. And the silly, silly story.

Giant Jam Sandwich 1

First all these wasps hit town.

Giant Jam Sandwich 2

Ruining everybody’s fun.

Giant Jam Sandwich 3

So the people have a meeting to discuss what to do.

Giant Jam Sandwich 4

They devise a silly plan involving . . .

Giant Jam Sandwich 5

a giant loaf of bread . . .

Giant Jam Sandwich 6

and a vast quantity of strawberry jam.

Giant Jam Sandwich 7

which attracts and traps the wasps.

Giant Jam Sandwich 8

Problem Solved! So they have a party.

Notice that in the upper right corner some birds are carrying away the giant jam/wasp sandwich wrapped in it’s giant picnic cloth for their dinner.

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It seems like forever since it was warm here. But the violets have popped up and while it will take a few days of bright sun for them to go purple — it’s officially Spring. Yay!

frog ice cream stand

Please enjoy these happy little creatures celebrating the return of pleasant weather.

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Happy Leap Day!

Here’s a pretty picture to enjoy while we wait for spring. It’s by German artist Sulamith Wulfing (1901-1989).

I particularly like the way the beetle is carrying the caterpillar in two of it’s arms and propping up a blossom with the other two. Also the red socks on the elderly little fae look quite cheerful.

 

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as in, my word but it’s been rather too hot for quite a lot too many days in a row!

Today it was considerably cooler and I took advantage by popping over to the library and changing my books. Then I ran out of steam so I went to the park with a cool drink and read cookbooks. By the time I left the parking lot was full of other people doing exactly the same thing (well . . . probably not cookbooks).

bug and wog dog outside

Guess I’m not the only one who was experiencing a bit of “gracious, it is nice enough to actually enjoy the outdoors”. Wishing everyone a cool breeze ’til next time.

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