Among the long list of National Holidays, Rhinos are intrigued by National Apple Turnover Day, which is today. We like to do our bit, although We are not clear about what gets accomplished.
Wild Strawberries grow all around the World. However, on July 3, 1806 Mr. Michael Keens, a British market gardener, introduced Strawberries he cultivated himself to the Horticultural Society of London. Today, almost all market Strawberries are related to his ‘Keens Seedling’ variety of the fruit.
Mr. Keens also discovered that Strawberries have male and female plants. Strawberries won’t grow if you don’t have both on hand. Who would have guessed?
So as We Rhinos gobble our Strawberry Shortcakes, We salute Mr. Keens’ endeavors; Credit where it is due.
YIR Readers have asked about how We maintain the extensive wardrobe We display in our blog. Do We send it to the cleaners, or what? Are they Paris originals?
We at YIR chuckle. That is because all our outfits, however ravishing, are entirely Imaginary. Rhinos don’t own Anything, as in Nothing Whatever. We just include them in our posts for fun.
With Imagination We can Imagine laundering just as easily as We Imagine the outfits themselves.
Today, in our series of ‘Stories-I-Like’ from our Readers, is “Pierre”, written and illustrated by the gifted Maurice Sandak. Pierre is a boy who knows his own mind. This little book is great fun, grand for reading aloud. You can have it read to you on Google!
Pierre’s perspective is pretty limited. It struck Us Rhinos as interesting, since each of Us has blinders provided by our own choices and assumptions. Those Limitations are by choice, not by fact.
Obvious, but still surprising, right?