[The picture below is from the Dana Collection at the New Haven Museum by Armin Hemberger done at Christmas, 1937. It’s entitled “Sleeping Giant Trails”.  If posting this picture violates any copyright – apologies – contact me and I’ll remove it.]

Dana - HembergerOn the twelfth day of Christmas
The Giant gave to me:
Twelve Friends a-Hiking,
Eleven Nature Lovers,
Ten Chipmunks chirping,
Nine Crows a-cawing,
Eight young explorers,
Seven views breath-taking,
Six new discoveries,
Five ridges to scale! (Whew!)
Four croaking Ravens,
Three Barred Owls,
Two waterfalls,
and a Blue Heron in the tall reeds.