Stone Bunny and her friends had a great weekend. They spent the holiday weekend engaged in a tremendous conversation about colors. Specifically …
and BLUE It all got started on Friday, the Fourth of July. Stone Bunny doesn’t pay much attention to human affairs but she knows enough to aware of Independence Day. Oh yes! She has heard all about freedom and self-government. She can’t imagine being a stone garden critter in a country where the people didn’t get to choose how they live their own lives. And she could hardly miss the big holiday, what with all the firecrackers and bottle rockets going off in the neighborhoods around the garden.
Stone Bunny thought it would be fun if the gang found some examples of the colors of the American flag growing together in the gardens.
She called out to her friends, “I’ll give a big stoney kiss to anyone who can find a really good vision of red, white and blue, all growing together today.”
Stone Puppy is a particular fan of zinnias, which conveniently bloomed just in time for the holiday.
Red was easy.
White was pretty easy too.
Iron Turtle pointed out that the gypsophila was blooming nicely now in one of the wild gardens.
Red and white were easy. But blue…. blue was tricky. It turns out that there is just not much true blue blooming in the gardens right now.
So, looking closely, the gang could find some blue, but it didn’t exactly jump out and bite them. And it really wasn’t blooming in a position to create a glorious patriotic vision of red, white and blue. Well, okay, the cornflower and poppies were trying, but it was hardly Old Glory.
The garden critters started to get frustrated. They had set themselves up for a challenge and they were not succeeding. That made them sad. Well now, Mary will never allow a sense of doom and gloom to ruin a holiday weekend (or any other weekend) so she blurred her eyes, looked to the east and conjured a vision.
“ I know.” Mary conceded. “The white is the big van, which is a vehicle, not a flower. But it is white and I am seeing red, white and blue.”
That cheered the gang. It gave Bunny an idea.
“Hey!” she said with an excited squeak. “We can do this. Let’s get Firefox Lady to make a bouquet. She’s really good at that. Don’t ask the Referee, he’s terrible at it. But Firefox can do it.”
The critters were all feeling great now. Gnome was humming the Stars and Stripes Forever. Puppy was feeling the love and Bunny gave Mary a big, stoney kiss.
Happy Birthday America!