Antique Store Find

After returning the tiller to the rental shop a couple of weekends ago, we stopped at an antique store.  I bought a jadite bowl for the start of what will be a collection of Colette's, and The New England Butt'ry Shelf Almanac written by Mary Mason Campbell and illustrated by Tasha Tudor...a first edition!...for a ridiculously low price.

I love the sweet poetry within, dedicted to each month.  Here's a sample from April:

In the budding woods the April days,
Faint with fragrance from the life begun,
Where the early fluttering sunbeam plays
Like a prisoned creature of the sun,
With sweet trill or plaintive note,
Quick pulsation of a throat,
With the light and life of Spring
There the birds of April sing.

--Dora Read Goodale

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