C is for Cherry

“C is for Cherry. Mary Poppins, with her Carpet-bag and umbrella, is strolling along the lane with the Children. The Cherry trees Cover them with shade, and the Cherries drop into their mouths.”

~P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins from A to Z

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A sure sign of spring: our gnarled old cherry tree is in full bloom. A world away, but the same in spirit, is 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London: Home of the Banks children, and their infamous nanny Mary Poppins, where “cherries drop into their mouths” and “the stars light candles in the sky.”

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From: Mary Poppins: From A to Z (Harcourt, Inc., 1962) by P.L. Travers with drawings by Mary Shepard

Happy Spring one and all!

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