Sunday, June 17, 2007



Probably my favorite chilren's book author is Else Beskow. Part of it is her stories are sweet, very inncoent and full of charm, but her illustrations are also so beautiful that I could look at them again and again all day long. (which is what one has to do with the books one owns and is demanded to read at any moment of the day. )

Anyway I recommend her books highly. I haven't read them all and there may be a weird one in the bunch but they are simply fabulous. They run a bit expensive so I try not save up and buy them one at a time or ask my mom for them for gifts for the girls. I have also found them on Amazon for cheaper.
Okay and while searching for else beskow pics on the web I found this lady's really neat house in maine. I probably drooled over these pictures too long. My favorite is the baby sleeping by the hearth on the sheepskin. Sorry the URL is so long. (sigh) I still have to figure out how to link to something the cool way. ( By the way make sure you find the link on her page to "IN MY HOME". . . . )

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://home.maine.rr.com/soules/safe3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/2005/02/index.html&h=492&w=369&sz=64&hl=en&start=23&tbnid=0Qz5a2-QqSTt0M:&tbnh=130&tbnw=97&prev=/images%3Fq%3Delse%2Bbeskow%26start%3D20%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

7 comments:

Flighty Girl said...

Excellent link, I love crafty blogs! And she homeschools too! To make a link in your post, highlight the word you want to be your link, then click on the paperclip/green circle button, then just paste the address in there.

Anna said...

Wait, ahhhh I can't find that key. We have a mac. Oh crumbs.

Dragonflyer's Ladybug said...

Hey dearie! How are you feeling? I use http://tinyurl.com/create.php

You just copy and paste it into the blank and they make it tiny. Free site, so I love it!

Beautiful picts!
~Laura Ross
CC '05

Flighty Girl said...

It's not on the keyboard, it's a button in the tool bar when you're writing your post - just above the text as you write.

Anonymous said...

to me that button looks like a green pair of binoculars

if you hover over it, it should say "hyperlink"

you click on it, then from a second window, copy the url of the page you want to link to

then paste the url onto the hyperlink pop-up window and hit enter

voila!
LeeAnn

WondrousPilgrim said...

anna: for links you do this:

coool word ot make it small

also, thanks for linking my blog...

also, I was just in a marvelous toy store in princeton and they had SO MANY of the BERKOW books. I wanted to buy all of them for you--but alas, I too have a limited pocketbook. besides, we can't be gluttons. they are marvelous...

WondrousPilgrim said...

oops. I guess my description was too good--it made it look like a link! anyway, ben can show you. it's super easy...