The Lake District (Cumbria) was the longtime home of
author and illustrator of children's literature such as
Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, and Johnny Town-mouse.
This view card of the village of Hawkshead, in the
Lake District of England (Cumbria), was sent to me
by Andrya. She says it is a beautiful part
of England and she lives about 40 minutes away
recently when they were going for a walk in Grizedale
When I looked this place up on the internet, I
found that this is Beatrix Potter country.
Ms. Potter married a local resident and lived nearby at
Hill Top Farm, near Sawrey. Many of the stories
she wrote and illustrated reflect this beautiful areaof England. In one of her stories about a mouse
from the country and a mouse from the town, she
based Johnny Town-mouse on the village doctor,
Dr. Parsons, who was a good friend of her husband.
Beatrix Potter was born in London, but she lived most
of her life in the Lake District.
The first, of course, is a picture of the queen,
and the second looks like puppets from
a Punch and Judy show.