Friday, September 4, 2009

Greencoat Squirrel and Little Red, A Pinewood Tale

Squirrel's pecan cake trembled in his paws. "Please, Red, don't take the path through the Oaks. The Pine wood will be safer." he said. "I smell Him out there."
Red sniffed the crisp autumn air. "Oh, poot." she said, "All I smell is Watercress and fresh earth. Besides, my way's shorter." She adjusted the bottle in the crook of her arm. "This elderberry wine is like lugging a cannonball around, not to mention what else is in my basket."
"Devonshire cream?" asked Squirrel, "And ginger scones?"
Red nodded. "And hard boiled goose egg, too." She kissed his cheek. "I'll have tea ready when you get to Grams, and remember, no sampling the cake!" She tripped off to the oak glen, while Squirrel took the safer path.

Neither one of them saw the long snouted face that peered at them through the hedgerow. He drooled profusely, and there shone a strange, golden gleam in his eye.


As the glen turned into the Oak wood, Red walked more briskly. She stopped for a handfull of fresh rosemary, and felt sure someone was watching her. She turned back, but only saw a rabbit in a yellow vest, sipping tea from a red polka dotted cup. She waved a hello, and hurried on.



Soon she came to Gram's cottage. Smoke puffed from the chimney. How snug it would be!
She crunched over pine needles and turned the knob, thinking surley, no one had ever been as hungry as she!
Most certainly to be continued........




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20 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Oh My..you have a storybook here, dear. Adorable. What a winner. I read it to my Poppy. He said, "Oh, that Julie ! What a great writer!"

Oh, yes, I do agree.

xxx
K

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Oh I love Gram's cottage, with the rabbit and chicken on the roof and cotton wool smoke - clever you, Julie. Best wishes. Lesley

Nancy Gene Armstrong said...

Now how am I to sleep tonight with such drama left in the air. I shall fret...

cabin fever said...

A wonderful story here, dear Julie. What will happen in Chapter 2 ??!!

Your animals and cottage are awesome - LOVE the chicken on the roof!

Xoxo Liz

nina said...

i'm scared!!!
julie, i burst out laughing when i saw mr. fox peering out from the bushes. so glad i couldn't see his shiny white teeth!!!
i hope you are well - you've been so very quiet - xo

Wish on a Whisker said...

Julie~ Love seeing what you are making! Come over for a visit and see your sweet cups on a recent post. We are enjoying them! ~Mandy

lilylovekin said...

I can't wait to "see" the rest of the story!

Anonymous said...

That was so whitty! I had a good chuckle over the cannon ball!!! The weather is welcoming those ginger scones. Love your little vignettes with the forest as the backdrop for you wonderful pottery.Lucky us. cxoxMLD

Maggie Ann said...

Delightful!

Forgetmenot said...

Enchanting,I love the tale and the squirrel. Do you ever love what you have made so much you just want to keep it on your shelf and enjoy?

a mermaids purse said...

just the sweetest story x love ur beautiful creations filled with magical fairytales x

themagicalbean said...

How wonderful and precious!!

Batty Mae said...

Little Red should listen to that wise little squirrel...you are so such a clever writer...I love it! The little scenes are each so enchanting and precious with wonderful details. Love the red mushrooms. Oh, Gram's cottage is darling. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents. xoxo Batty Mae

pammalu said...

i read this nice story aloud to my kitten Lucy. She smacked her lips when she heard about the scones and cream, giggled over the word "poot", and even though she is our biggest kitten, she trembled when she saw the menacing snout of that naughty wolf poking threw the hedgerow!
We can't wait to find out what will happen next!

Judy said...

What an adorable post! You are a great story teller. I'd sure like one of those ginger scones and tea!

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

What a cliffhanger...
Julie, you should make a book out of this thrilling story and beautiful photographs!
It would be a bestseller!

Ginger scones, well, that´s an great idea...

I love your comments in my Vintage Fairy Tales,
you make me very happy!

Shelley said...

Hello,I found you by way of Mandy @ Wish on a Whisker...I love your pottery. I believe it is the sweetest I have ever seen. Such story book details in each piece and so very charming. I am following you now so I am sure to visit you often.....

Blessings

farmlady said...

So charming Julie. The stories make your pottery come to life. What a gift you have.

Delila Jemaiel said...

Julie, hopefully you will share more of your stories with us! this was so hilarious!!

Delila

p.s. thank you for liking my "acorn gatherer" necklace.

susan jenkins said...

I love, love your story so much.The "smoke" coming out of the chimney(hahaha, just delightful)grammas darling house and the wonderful fox peeking through the hedges.All just perfect!

The staffordshire cup is just beautiful!

Love, sis

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