Beatrix Potter’s Birthday – A Visit from Squirrel Nutkin

Happy Birthday to Beatrix Potter – A Visit from Squirrel Nutkin!!

Squirrel Nutkin

Squirrel Nutkin stopped by our camp to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s birthday ~ with a treat of some raw peanuts!!

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Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter.

Scamper the Squirrel

Here is Nutkin’s friend Scamper, they were squirreling about begging us to share our peanuts!

 

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Yes, yes give me some peanuts……with no respect!!

Scamper the Squirrel

I know you have more peanuts in there!!

Scamper the Squirrel & Friends

Please ~ more peanuts!!

youtube Squirrel Nutkin

For your enjoyment a youtube of Beatrix Potter’s story Squirrel Nutkin.

Squirrel Nutkin & ScamperHow could you How                                         could you resist that look?!

Love the fluffy tails....

Love the fluffy tails….

Here you find a free E-Book

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14872/14872-h/14872-h.htm

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BEATRIX POTTER

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Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 ~ 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustratornatural scientist and conservationist best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.

Here you find one of my favorite adaptations of Beatrix Potter’s Peter rabbit series. Please do indulge yourself with this viewing while enjoying your Tea Time:

 

 

There is more to Beatrix Potter than her beloved  Peter Rabbit series…..

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She does seems like such a happy, peaceful, calm soul….

With the proceeds from the books and a legacy from an aunt, Potter bought Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, a tiny village in the English Lake District near Ambleside in 1905. Over the next several decades, she purchased additional farms to preserve the unique hill country landscape.

In 1913, at the age of 47, she married William Heelis, a respected local solicitor from Hawkshead.

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Potter was also a prize-winning breeder of Herdwick sheep and a prosperous farmer keenly interested in land preservation.

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She continued to write, illustrate and design spin-off merchandise based on her children’s books for Warne until the duties of land management and diminishing eyesight made it difficult to continue. Potter published over twenty-three books; the best known are those written between 1902 and 1922. She died on 22 December 1943 at her home in Near Sawrey at age 77, leaving almost all her property to the National Trust. She is credited with preserving much of the land that now comprises the Lake District National Park.

http://lakesworldheritage.co.uk/blog/2016/november/launch-of-new-national-trust-beatrix-potter-awards/

 

I wish you a beautiful day !

~Melissa

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