Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Special Picnic

from Susan Wittig Albert's book, The Tale of Castle Cottage

"But today is Parsley's birthday, and the hardworking badgers have laid 
aside their tasks and are taking a half-holiday to celebrate with a picnic.
Hyacinth made cucumber, egg, mayonnaise, and cress sandwiches
and deviled two dozen cuckoo eggs (removed from the robin nests
where clever cuckoos put them, to be hatched and fed by the mother robins).
 Primrose baked her famous carrot cake, and the rabbits fashioned party hats
out of paper doilies decorated with crayon and bits of colored ribbon.
Hyacinth invited Rascal, the little fawn-colored Jack Russell terrier from
the village.  He had brought a basket of snapdragons, daisies, and marigold
for Paisley, who put them in the middle of the picnic cloth for all the enjoy."

And so the picnic began.  "By the time the picnic was over, every sandwich,
every egg, and all the birthday cake had disappeared.  Not a crumb was left."

I hope you enjoyed the picnic today.
When the sunshine comes out my heart begins dreaming of picnics.
And for sure, it must include hot or cold tea.


Adrienne said...

What a sweet picnic! I hope it was enjoyed by all!

Angela McRae said...

What a fun picnic! Love how your quote so beautifully goes along with it all!

Bernideen said...

HOW CUTE IS THAT!!! Darling picnic tea!

Karen's Place said...

Precious picnic soon to come for you....

Joy said...

How darling! I want to go on such a nice picnic!

La Tea Dah said...

Just adorable! And so much fun!!! Great photos too!

Jeanne said...

I love your picnic and all you share.
Love you


Laurie said...

How cute! Sounds like a perfect book for my niece, i think she'd love it. Awesome photo's Marilyn!

koralee said... love the red checkered picnic blanket...this book sounds adorable.

relevanttealeaf said...

Thanks for hosting such an adorable picnic based on Susan Wittig Albert's book. I was wondering if I'd see your sweet little grandson sitting on the red and white checkered cloth as I scrolled through the photographs. But he's still a bit young to enjoy a picnic, isn't he?

S. Etole said...

Carrot cake is one of my favorites.

Jeanie said...

This is adorable! Now, I'm dying to know -- did you stage this? Or was it a special tea for one little boy and his mom?

Rosemary said...

So adorable, Marilyn!