Beetles and Bees

Thursday, March 12, 2009
No longer "Karli's Blog," I have renamed my blog "Beetles and Bees," an idea taken from one of my favorite children's books, The Story of the Root Children, by Sibylle Von Olfers. Thanks to Seventy and Sunny for the great design work on my blog header. I still have some work to do with changing the color scheme and background, but for the most part, I'm pretty happy with the new look. Here's the section from Von Olfers' The Story of the Root Children, which inspired the title:

But summer also came to an end. The sharp autumn wind whirled the brightly coloured leaves through the air and tugged at the root-children's clothes.

"Hoo," called the wind, "hurry home, it's getting cold here. It's time to go to bed."

So then they all went back again in a long procession. Mother Earth was standing by the door and hugged each child one by one.

"Come in, children," she said, "and you too, beetles and bees. It's warm and cosy in here and I've got something for you all to eat and drink. After that you must all go to sleep until I wake you up again in the springtime."

And all the little root-children went down under the ground again to start their long winter's sleep.


Jeremy said...

Sooooo cute Karli! I love it!

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