Peter Rabbit and the Watering Can

So following on from my previous post about my newly acquired gardening/flower pot joy. I have also recently realised that I love watering cans. For me, a watering can evokes feelings of nostalgia, tranquillity, a hidden garden, in my mind, all in the form of Beatrix Potter illustrations. An extract from The Tale of Peter Rabbit below:

“PETER gave himself up for lost, and shed big tears; but his sobs were overheard by some friendly sparrows, who flew to him in great excitement, and implored him to exert himself.

MR. McGREGOR came up with a sieve, which he intended to pop upon the top of Peter; but Peter wriggled out just in time, leaving his jacket behind him and rushed into the toolshed, and jumped into a can. It would have been a beautiful thing to hide in, if it had not had so much water in it.”

Ooo that mischievous little Peter!

And illustrations: Unfortunately I can’t remember where I got these images from, I have had them saved for years and therefore can’t reference them, however I can accredit them to Beatrix Potter and The Tale of Peter Rabbit:

Back to watering cans, below is a pic of an ornamental one I recently purchased. It now resides amongst my summer flowers on my balcony. It’s sweet isn’t it. I did fall in love with it:

I think I might add ‘Watering Cans’ on to my list of ‘Things I Collect.’ I also used to have a Beatrix Potter snow globe. It broke. Actually, I broke it. By mistake of course. I was devastated.


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