Shining on high, up in the sky,
Like a bright airship the New Moon sails by.
“The New Moon”; Virginia Baker, G.A. Grant-Schaefer
“The Music Hour; First Book”
Illustrated by Shirley Kite, 1927
Please check out Plum leaves' modification in comments below (well worth scrolling for!)
And check out cottagelover1953's very colorful interpretation complete
with a red roof cottage:
This is without question my most viewed illustration posted. Over 2000 (now 3700) views, and that is just what Flickr can keep up with. I have seen it as web site headers, and I have seen it set to new age music. Plumleaves has given it new texture and life, and cottagelover1953 has reinterpreted it with lots of color. Many people are just as drawn to this gentle, delicate, quiet image as I am.
I found my image in wetbehindtheears blog via my stats, and Shirley
Kite Smith's daughter-in-law had made this comment:
Bunny L. Smith (now Garst)
"This is the favorite of all of my mother-in-law's illustrations.
"Peter", (Peter Kite Smith) shown in many of her drawings was her only child and my husband. He died in 1994.
I have drawings of hers that were never published."
So this was the favorite of Shirley Kite Smith herself!