Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I found a little beetle...
It will be one hundred degrees here today (38 C). so Huckleberry and I made the most of the cooler morning by walking in the alley and watering the garden.
Because I have been walking around in bare feet I have noticed all kinds of little things on the ground. I found this dead beetle who looks just like an "Alexander Beetle" from E H Shepard's drawings of A A Milne's poems.
I found a little beetle, so that beetle was his name,
And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same.
I put him in a matchbox, and I kept him all the day...
And Nanny let my beetle out...
And beetle ran away...
We went to all the places which a beetle might be near,
And we made the sort of noises which a beetle likes to hear,
And I saw a kind of something, and I gave a sort of shout:
"A beetle-house and Alexander Beetle coming out!"
I can't find a copy of the book here in the house so I made my own painting of Alexander Beetle.