Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mr Jo's Garden

A visitor to our garden, Harry the hare. He prefers the short grass of our lawn to the long rank grass of our neighbours .

I couldn't help but think of Peter Rabbit, who was born in 1902 in The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix PotterThe widowed mother rabbit cautions her young against entering the vegetable garden of a man named Mr. McGregor, telling them: "your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor". Peter does not listen and is spotted by Mr. McGregor. After all sorts of scrapes including losing his clothing, getting lost and sneaking past a cat he finally crawls under the fence, returning home. Sick Peter is sent to bed by his mother, while his well-behaved sisters receive a sumptuous dinner of milk and berries as opposed to Peter's supper of chamomile tea.

As long as Harry stays on the grass and out of the garden he will be enjoyed by the guests and tolerated by the gardener!

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