"I'm so happy!" sang Benjy, as he slipped off his boots. "No more London! No more noise of buses and trams! No more poor sooty old trees! But clean sweet bushes and woods, bright flowers, singing birds and shy little animals slipping by. Oh, what fun!"
This passage is from The Children of Cherry Tree Farm, by Enid Blyton. I loved this book so much as a child, and read it over and over. The children in the book made friends with all the animals on the farm, and in the woods nearby, and it taught me lessons I still remember today about respecting the natural order of things. That frequent Enid Blyton theme: the healing power of Mother Nature.
So I dedicate this latest batch of mail-art to Enid and her happy band of children on Cherry Tree Farm, and to all the wild animals of the forest.