Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Friday, January 29, 2016

What's This? (11)

This lovely fountain is in the middle of the Wellsboro Town Park.

Are you familiar with the poem about Winken, Blinken and Nod by Eugene Field?  It's a classic to read to children.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe —
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
(first stanza of four courtesy of Wikipedia)

Wynken and Blynken are visible in these two photos, but where's Nod?

Here he is hiding in the back of the shoe getting the brunt of the water spray.

I didn't record who gave this lovely fountain to the city of Wellsboro, PA but do recall it was in honor or memory of their daughter.

[I haven't posted a "What's This?" since October.]