The weekend Phyllis came to our farm was the same time that all the bad news began to hit about my sis-in-law. So I'z late for this very important date! For those who don't know, Phyllis is Susanna Leonard Hill's precious groundhog star of the Phyllis picture books. They are beautifully illustrated by Jeff Ebbeler. But now, she's a rodeo weather queen.
Here she is in the grapevines searching for some grapes. It was not her day, I tell you.
Here she is on our swing. Isn't she lovely all dressed up in her boot?
Then she got a hankering for some juicy blueberries. Much to her dismay they were not ripe. *deep sigh* from Phyllis.
It was time for the rodeo and Phyllis turned out to be an excellent barrel racer. I put her on Mister Ed. (He really loves that groundhog.) And lemme tell y'all, Phyll dazzled the crowd at the rodeo with her riding skills. (I had the camera in slow motion as she rounded the turn around the barrel.) Mister Ed and Phyllis want to tour the circuit. They were FAST!
Phyllis also played hide and seek with Snowball. He was ready to pounce when I snapped the pic.
She checked the hen nests for eggs. (I heard her mumbling something about disgusting chicken scat.) I'd already gathered the eggs. She made a face at me.
Mister Ed could hardly contain himself!
(He's sobbing) Hysterically! (Er, um, we have an airplane strip on our farm. We do!) No really.We do!
Huge thanks to Susanna Leonard Hill for putting up with me and waiting patiently for this post to go live. (I've always wanted to say the part about going live.)
If you have children, you HAVE to buy Susanna's books. She's super duper fantastic.
You are too funny! I don't if I like her better in the grapevine or poolside. Glad your sense of humor is still intact. xoReplyDelete
So does that mean you do like the bikini I picked out for her??ReplyDelete
You are quite the hostess, Robyn. Looks like Phyllis had a grand time =DReplyDelete
Ruth, I believe I heard Phyll mention something about the hostess with the mostess. *waves*ReplyDelete
What a grand time you gave Phyllis, memories to last a life-time. (I wish I had been there, I would have hunted for berries and eggs with her.) The barrel racing was hysterical!ReplyDelete
Wonderful Phyllis-visit -- well worth the wait. I think it was Phyllis riding Mr. Ed that was my favorite, but she did so many cool things (or tried to) that it was very hard to choose #1.ReplyDelete
Bish, Phyll remarked how steamin' hot Mister Ed was. They galloped through the barrels. But did you like the bikini I picked out for her??ReplyDelete
Beth?? Did you like that bikini I picked out for Phyll????? Don't you think the colors suited her??? :-) Thanks for reading.ReplyDelete
Now I want to visit your farm.ReplyDelete
Standing invite, woman! Er Patti, did you like Phyll's bikini??? I picked it out you know. :-)ReplyDelete
So funny, Robyn!!ReplyDelete
But the bikini. Does it become her, Alex??? :-)ReplyDelete
What a great time you gave Phyllis on your lovely farm! Blueberries and grapes aside, she must have had a blast. You are so funny, bbf! Big hugs!ReplyDelete
Iza,my bbf, whatcha think about the bikini? Doesn't it scream Phyllis? *wink*ReplyDelete
Very cute. I assume things are sort of like they were before. Thanks for sharing the Phyllis fun. Binkini? Oh, I need to get my eyes checked.ReplyDelete
Hmm Stacy. Phyllis and I think you might need glasses if you can't see that great looking bikini. See it now?? :-) Huh??ReplyDelete
That is too cute! Especially on the horse. LOLReplyDelete
It was fun to do, Jennifer. But did you like her bikini?? :-)ReplyDelete
Super cute post, amigo! I loved it! :) Will definitely have to check this book out. Thanks so much.ReplyDelete
Big hugs coming your way,
But. Amigo. You never said you liked her bikini!! Well???? :-)ReplyDelete
Now this is an adorable post! Do you give all your guests the royal treatment? If so, I want to come and visit :)ReplyDelete
But do you like the bikini, Anne?? Is it too much? :-)ReplyDelete
You are always welcome. Always!
I love the bikini! She has the perfect figure for one ;)ReplyDelete
I know! I'm so jealous of that girl's figure. *wink*ReplyDelete
Sorry I'm last to comment Robyn!!! I was away! What a wonderful post! And how much fun Phyllis must have had with you! Obviously you knew that strawberries are her first favorite food in the entire world, and that she has always wanted to ride Mr. Ed and be in a rodeo, and that she loves to swim and garden (well, actually her version of gardening is more like eating, but that's just splitting hairs :)) Thank you SO MUCH for having her and showing her such a good time, especially in the midst of all your troubles. xo :)ReplyDelete
Wow, those are great photos! Love seeing books in the wild :-)ReplyDelete
Phyllis looks like she fits in anywhere. In some of the pictures it looks like she's hiding in camouflage with her bright colors. It was great getting a glimpse of her. :)ReplyDelete
haha! Phyllis had an awesome time, I'm sure! loved the pictures :)ReplyDelete
She look like a natural on that horse.ReplyDelete
Susanna, Phyll was an excellent house guest! And an excellent barrel racer. *envy* :-) Loved being a part of all this. xoxoReplyDelete
Deniz, ha ha haaa. I should have titled the post that. :-)ReplyDelete
Medeia, you need to get this book. It is ADORABLE! xoxoReplyDelete
Nut, Phyll had a glorious time. I wondered if you liked the bikini?? :-)ReplyDelete
Holly, she was a natural. I must say she's a fantastic barrel racer. :-)ReplyDelete
I love the pics, especially the cat and palomino. Your place looks gorgeous. Good luck and much publishing success!ReplyDelete
Hi Robyn .. Susanna has a great buddy in Phylllllll .. and you've had a great time sharing your home with her - no wonder she felt so much at home taking over .. bet she'd love a return visit ..ReplyDelete
Phyll has a way of lifting us out of our gloom .. and reminding us the fruits of life take us forward ..
With many thoughts - Hilary
wow..great.. i like it... me so bz, that why never com to this blog for just now.... robyn all the best... :)ReplyDelete
wow that is a beautiful horseReplyDelete
Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)ReplyDelete
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