Ella & The Papaya Tree

Silly: Why did the elephant paint her toenails red?

Sally: Because she wanted to hide in the strawberry patch.  Why did the elephant paint her toenails red?

Silly:  You just told me.  She painted her toenails red so she could hide in the strawberry patch.

Sally: That’s ridiculous even for you.  An elephant can’t hide in a strawberry patch!  She painted her toenails red so she could hide in the cherry tree.

Silly:  I have never seen an elephant in a cherry tree!

Sally: See, it worked!

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Today I happened to mention to OC that the Papaya Tree in our backyard is in blossom.  Ella let out a squeal and shot out the back door like a greased elephant.  OC and I looked at each other and shrugged.

All Ella heard was “Papaya Tree” and she loves papayas.  She shot around the house and shinnied up that tree quick as a wink — and found only flowers.  Needless to say, she was disappointed.  And that’s when she looked down.

She was no more than five feet above the ground, but I guess when you are only 14 inches tall, five feet is a looooong way.  She let out a terrified elephant wail and hollered for help.  I went out and rescued her, but not before I took this photo.

Ella Phlint in a Papaya Tree

Ella Phlint in a Papaya Tree