Christmas Day (again?) for the Armstrongs.
I got many nice, NICE presents.
The one that absolutely tickled me PINK is:
read by Gill, Claire & Graham
All the flora and fauna are working unseasonably hard.
The ducks think it apropos a baker's dozen to lay,
The wallflower is blooming as if it were May.
The kitties are outdoors and playful to boot;
The eldest, Miss Puzzle, is terribly cute!
The weathermen are warning: Get snug in your homes!
Bundle Up! Wear hats! Dress like the gnomes!
For out on the lawn there will be such a blizzard,
Your chooks* (if you had some) will freeze their gizzards!
Either the birds and the blooms sense what is to come,
Or their common sense is keeping it mum.
Whatever the outcome, whatever the storm,
Christmas is a' coming,
And here's wishing you warm.
(Dr. Suess, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, New York: Random House, 1957.)
Melinda, You have some great gardening skills.