Oh, satisfy us early with Thy mercy,
that we may rejoice and be glad all of our days. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us; and establish Thou the work of our hands.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter
Today is the birthday of Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. Happy Birthday, Beatrix! In addition to illustrating delightful children's books, Beatrix was involved in land conservation and the preservation of Herdwick sheep farms in the Lake District of England. When she died, she left over 4000 acres of farmland to the National Trust. Visiting the Lake District around lakes Grasmere and Windermere in November, I fell in love with Potter country with its peaks and vales, rivers and becks, not to mention sheep, sheep, and more sheep! Maybe you can get a taste of the beauty to be found because of Beatrix's life and work from some of the pictures I took on our all too brief visit to Hilltop Farm where Beatrix lived while writing her beloved books. Enjoy!
At Hilltop Farmhouse
Vines Climbing Rock Wall of an Outbuilding
Sheep May Safely Graze
Across the Road from Hilltop Farm
Paddock Across from Hilltop Farm
Hilltop Farmhouse, Showing Wing that Beatrix Had Built