Thursday, August 4, 2016

- Barrowing along

Patch #217 Red Wheelbarrow



We spent the day in Austin with G, starting off with a new-to-us book ...


Originally published in 1994 and sold for $60, we got it for $20 at the Half Price Book store (I know, less than half-price, right?)

Anyway, since we were planning to go out to do some weeding and trimming, we suggested that G might want to help with his as-yet-unused toy wheelbarrow. Then we showed him a page full of gardening tools in the visual dictionary ...


If you've never seen a visual dictionary, make a note to yourself to ask at the reference desk next time you visit your local library. They're sure to have one and they make for some great browsing on a wide range of subjects ...


I could've used this page the other day when I was trying to explain talons. Likewise there are pictures of every imaginable vehicle and sport ... sure to come in handy with three grandsons.

G turned out to be a great help, toting debris away from the garden to a temporary pile headed for the compost heap. He was ever so proud of himself, especially once he figured out that we weren't the least bit upset about how dirty his clothes were. After all, that's what washing machines are for ...


2 comments:

handstories said...

Oh, ha! "so much depends on a red wheelbarrow"…love your interpretation & very happy to see the drawing translated in the last post.

Liz Ackert said...

Yes, William Carlos Williams was much in my mind as I stitched ... as grandson J was when stitching his mom's portrait