Wet umbrella.(Click picture for larger view)
The Elf and the DormouseIt has rained at least four inches in the last 24 - 36 hours here, all compliments of Tropical Storm Tammy. At five this afternoon the sun peeked out and the rain has stopped, at least for now. The weather men say there is more to come.
Under a toadstool crept a wee Elf,
Out of the rain to shelter himself.
Under the toadstool, sound asleep,
Sat a big Dormouse all in a heap.
Trembled the wee Elf, frightened and yet
Fearing to fly away lest he get wet.
To the next shelter - maybe a mile!
Sudden the wee Elf smiled a wee smile.
Tugged till the toadstool toppled in two.
Holding it over him, gaily he flew.
Soon he was safe home, dry as could be.
Soon woke the Dormouse - "Good gracious me!
"Where is my toadstool?" loud he lamented.
~ And that's how umbrellas first were invented."
~ Oliver Herford (1863-1935) English author & illustrator
Submission for PXITE topic "wet". (end of post)