Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy June

The Cow

The friendly cow all black and white,
I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might
to eat with apple-tart.
And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

I love the whimsical painting that we have hanging in our house, alongside the pig and the chicken. They always make me smile when I look at them.

Thank you for visiting me and my blog and the lovely comments you have left me.
I hope that you are loving every minute of your day


  1. Hi Carolyn,
    What a lovely poem, and I love your cow!

  2. Hello Carolyn...We were typing new posts at the same time today...
    Love your pansies. They are such a pretty little flower.
    Love your picture. I always like to have a little whimsy in the house. We all need to smile every day..and your picture makes me smile!

    By the way, your husband's fish pie sounds delicious!
    A belated Happy Birthday to Victoria. I hope she had a happy day!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Nancy xo

  3. Hi Carolyn, such a sweet rhyme and picture. These whimsical country pictures always bring comfort. Can't believe June is here already!! First day of winter for us.
    Hugs Robyn

  4. What a lovely cow, and I enjoyed the poem too, I've read that a few times before!

  5. I like your cow, it´s a nice painting. Animal prints are so decorative. Now i have a long holiday, do not work until next thuesday.
    Wish you too a happy day

  6. Carolyn, I love those old paintings,too, of the annimals very big, with small heads-and the poem is so sweet.
    I wish you a lovely thursday,dear.

  7. What an adorable cow!
    I hope that you are having a lovely week :)

  8. Good morning my sweet Carolyn! Oh what a sweet poem, and I LOVE COWS! They make me smile when I see them....nature for that matter is calming for me. I am a city-dweller..I always have been, but to be surrounded by the gentle sounds of nature, even if it is just through a painting, give me such calm. Thank you for this lovely repose before I take off to work and start yet another stressful day. BUT NEXT WEEK IS MY LAST!!!! Happy day my friend, Anita

  9. Every minute darling....and always when i read your post !!..have a nice day !!! love

  10. How sweet and precious is everything you share.

    You mooooooooove me♥♥

  11. I love this, Carolyn! In my previous house my kitchen had a cow motiff, both life size and miniature size!!


  12. Every minute is precious - especially reading lovely blogs like yours!

    Have a lovely weekend too!


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  13. I love this painting my friend...and your poem...happy day to you. xoxo

  14. That was charming!
    Sandra Evertson

  15. Ahhh, I LOVE your cow! I really do love cows, aren't they wonderful??? Lovely poem, too. Reading it made me smile. Happy June!

  16. How cute!!! Hope you're enjoying every minute of your day, too, sweet friend!

    Kristin xo's

  17. Carolyn my sweet friend! Yes, I am counting down the days but it is coming TOO fast now! With report cards to do and many other things to wrap up, there are not enough hours in the work day. But I come home to enjoy the green garden, the quiet and the peace and that is good for me! Hoping YOU are having a lovely autumn and staying snug and cozy....thank YOU for thinking of me my friend!!! Anita

  18. Carolyn

    It is so gratifying to see someone of the stature of Robert Louis Stevenson writing such a whimsical ode to a cow.

    I love it.


  19. Oh I love love love cows Carolyn!!! they always make me smile....I love this poem know I went through a huge cow craze when I was younger....I collected everything that was to do with cows....!!! thanks for the memories!!!

  20. Absolutely delightful poem - I'm going to copy it and your painting is so... whimsical.
    My parents used to have cows and us four sisters gave them names - they all had such individual personalities.

  21. I love the poem and the picture! It's so folky and fun!
    xx, shell

  22. Happy June Carolyn!

    I love that cute and quirky cow picture too!

  23. Carolyn, you seem to have an eternal sweetness about you! Magnificent!

    I wish you a very jolly good month of June! And may all the cows in New Zealand produce good milk with all their might! Bless their hearts! ♥


  24. I know everyone's thrilled it's finally June, Carolyn!
    And I adore your cow....I had a rooster done much in the same way. It's in storage now, but I loved it and it was quite old.

  25. I love the poem and the painting! Have a wonderful weekend, Carolyn and happy June to you :) xoxo

  26. I love cows!!! Thanks Carolyn and happy june to you too.


  27. Dear Carolyn,

    What a lovely poem!

    Happy weekend!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  28. Hi Carolyn,
    The poem is wonderful and
    I love your cow print.
    It does make one smile.
    Hope your daughter enjoyed her birthday.
    Happy June.
    Big hugs come your way.
    Celestina Marie

  29. hi Carolyn happy June to you!!!!

    kiss Marina

  30. CAROLYN MY SWEET! Oh dearest, let us all go to Provence where the sun melts your heart away and you never want to leave. I was there for a glorious MONTH all gave me time to WONDER, WANDER and create. Oh what a world we have to take care of and love!!!! HAPPY DAY TO YOU MY SWEET! Anita

  31. What a cute picture! We have a wacky cow statue at home (it's riding a bicycle) that always makes me smile as well. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

  32. Wish you a beautiful June,dear Carolyn,
    your art support is greatly appreciated...
    Happy Sunday
    Erika (*_*)

  33. Carolyn honey glad I did not miss this post. Great poem and post.
    Just wanted to come by tonight and see how you are and to catch up with you. I have been so behind on my blogging here lately.
    Hope your having a great weekend

  34. The whimsy makes me smile real big!
    Like it as well.

    Have a blessed day,

  35. Hello my dearest...

    Un abbraccio per augurarti uno splendido inizio di settimana...guarda la mia Fatina...mi vedrai sorriderti! ;o)

    Un bacio grande!

    ...a dearest, ILY!!! NI


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