Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Surprise

This isn't quite the way it happened here today. The surprise for us was how much dirt could blow after a lovely, rainy day yesterday in which we received almost one whole inch of rainfall.
Surely Eastern New Mexico will be wanting some of their sand back.

The illustration is from this darling little book from 1944, found at our Friends of the Library book sale last fall. I don't think I'd ever seen another like it, filled with beautiful picture tellings of everyday occurrences, like getting a car out of the mud, and natural life, like the nesting habits and communal lives of quail.

So much said without a word.

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