The final thing Laura and I planted last fall
was anemone bulbs, and lots of them.
My local nursery offered to order them for this fall,
but my gratification cycle tends to be much shorter,
so I ordered them from Belgium, and had them in two weeks.
The instructions said to soak them for, as I recall, a week or two.
It was pouring rain, the ground was muddy to the core,
So Laura and I went out and planted them.
Plants like these two have begun to appear.
Are they anemone?
I turned around from the anemone
And saw the elusive nuthatch.
He sees me, too, but I got him twice before he left.
Here's another woodpecker, since it was out there, too.
The anemone was my first question. The second is,
who can tell me about pen pals?
Little Laura, the twelve year old, is a letter writing child,
who has been disappointed in her cousins and others
as reliable correspondents.
We're talking paper and pen and postage stamps, here.
I explained old fashioned pen pals, and she is so excited.
I should have researched before I offered to help her find a pen pal.
I am not confident in anything I've turned up on the internet.
Can anyone give me some guidance on finding a reliable source of names and addresses of children who would like to correspond by snail mail.
Thank you so much.
PS-she thinks Ireland would be perfect. Her social studies class read a story of an Irish lass and her mother emigrating from Ireland during the mid eighteen hundreds. Perhaps you remember being twelve years old.