When I was a little girl, we visited our grandmother's house every summer. She lived in Gokul, home of the Lord Krishna near the banks of the Yamuna river. The temperatures during those summer days in northern India used to be so high, we spent most of our time on the sandy beach of the river. Apart from digging the wells with our bare hands, making sand castles and picking wild berries from the bushes near by, we would attempt to catch baby frogs and turtles with our little hands. Occasionally we would be successful too. Those little frogs were so slimy we could hardly keep them in our hands more than few seconds. It was fun to watch them swim away when we released them back in the river.
|The frog plays violin.|
This is a story about a chipmunk and the frog who plays violin in my garden.
|Chipmunk found the frog|
|He wondered and wanted to ask the frog if he was lost but the frog continued playing his violin.|
|He stood there for a while listening to the music.|
|He looked around and saw a crowd gathering.|
|They were so happy they started singing along.|
|He begged and pleaded the frog to let him play a bit.|
|The frog said, "Yes!" After all, he was a music loving soul. They played the violin together!|
I took my little one to the very same sandy beach one summer when she was seven months old.
Oh the years have gone by! Here she is with my big sister.
A different type of garden is developing in my studio.
I will come back with more pictures.
Meanwhile, check out some ideas for scrap quilts on Basket Full of Scraps.