I never get any protests from children. All you get are giggles of mirth and squirms of delight.
I know what children like.
~ Roald Dahl
There is no shortage of adorable children in Peterborough. And of course, since kiddos come in all shapes, sizes and species, you'll find a few of the non-human variety here, as well.
I hope you enjoy.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
~ W.B. YeatsThese two siblings were having a bit of a tug of war on the dock, one evening. He wanted to stay and she wanted to return to the nearby restaurant.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
~ Kahlil GibranShe won!
Watch the littlest kids carefully; the biggest messages for the grown-ups are hidden there!
~ Mehmet Murat ildanCloser to sundown on the same day, a younger pair peered into the water together while their mom watched over them from just outside of the camera's view.
I like dogs
I like dogs
A dog that is barking over the hill
A dog that is dreaming very still
A dog that is running wherever he will
I like dogs.
~ Margaret Wise Brown
Bounding into the water just like a little kid, this dog couldn't be happier.
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. ~ Ambrose BierceAnd back out again with his victorious capture. He runs to his person to toss the ball into the river for another opportunity to swim and fetch.
A child's imaginary playmate just might actually be there. ~ Doug DillonSame river, different dog with his kidlet, having a late afternoon swim.
Your children will smash your understanding, knowledge and reality. You will be better off.
Then they will leave. You'll miss them forever.
~ Tibor KalmanAnd then they moved on. The dalmatian was in a kayak with one of two adults (though only one of visible in this photo) up ahead.
A party without cake is just a meeting. ~ Julia ChildI'd hazard a guess that there were a bunch of kids enjoying a birthday party just inside this home.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
~ Antoine de Saint-ExuperySpeaking of parties, the little cutie hidden behind the cup is one of Carol Anne's neighbours who recently attended her milestone birthday party.
A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic. ~ Ralph Waldo EmersonI suspect that this little guy has another pair of shoes much like this at home.
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. ~Joseph Wood KrutchThe only "kid" I have still living with me is my beautiful Zephyr.
The soul is healed by being with children. ~ Fyodor DostoyevskyThis little sweetness was having fun exploring the sand and splashing in the water.
When a kid says "smell my hand," it almost never smells like cinnamon. ~ Brian P. ClearyAnd finally, this exuberant little girl was feeling the evening music at an outdoor concert.
More photos coming up soon. I do also hope to get around to some blog visits before too long. See you soonish!