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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A - Z Challenge: "B" is for Bugle Flowers

Source: Wikipedia

 Join Us in the 2013 A-Z Challenge!

During the month of April, I am participating in the "Blogging From A-Z April 2012 Challenge", where we post everyday during the month of April (except for Sundays).  Daily posts begin with the next letter of the alphabet.  This is my third year of participating in the challenge.  "CLICK HERE" to find out more.

This year, I have chosen to do a study on poet and artist, Cicely Mary Barker.  I am featuring her book "A Flower Fairy Alphabet"Not only will you learn about pretty flowers, but I will also be giving you a few fun facts about Ms. Barker each day.

Demure and smiling teen girl with braided hair looking to her left
Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker

Cicely's first book was published when she was 16-years-old, in 1923.  It was "Flower Fairies of Spring".  In her own words, Cicely wrote, "Let me say quite plainly, that I have drawn all the plants and flowers very carefully, from real ones: and everything that I have said about them is as true as I could make it.  But I have never seen a fairy...".

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Bob Scotney said...

Interesting to see flowers and poetry' Im doing something similar with my garden theme. It's taking me to poems/poets I have not heard of before. Cicely is totally new to me. The bugle flower looks familiar though.

Nick Wilford said...

My four-year-old would love your theme! Very pretty flowers.

Wendy Jo said...

I love it! What a beautiful theme!

Wendy said...

The Bugle flower looks so familiar so I Googled and see that I know it as Ajuga.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

This is so cool. I love this theme. I haven't read this book and am looking forward to more.

Patricia Stoltey said...

This is a delight series for the A to Z challenge. Now I'm going to scroll back and see some of your older posts, just for fun.

Denise said...

What a fun challenge; love your choice for the day and as always your beautiful art. Looking forward to seeing more! :)

Blessings and love! :)

The Wicked Writer said...

how nice, thanks for posting.

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Are you looking for info about Tyler Matthews?

Check this stuff out below:

The 2012 Army All-American Day Event

2012 Army All American Game Video

Photo Source: Nike "The Opening Brochure" Pages 2 and 3
During the week of July 5-9, 2011, Cary and I were privileged to attend "The Opening", watching quarterback grandson Tyler Matthews (#43 the first day, and #15 on game days) play with 150 of the best high school football players in the United States. The event was held at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. I hope that you enjoy the pictures ... some are better photos than others, but I tried to capture as many kids as I could.

There are approximately 500 photos in these slide shows. They are of the players, the fans, our family and everybody/everything that caught my eye. They are in chronological order. No names are on the pictures, even if I do know who people were.

As time permits, I will also be writing blog posts about my experience as a spectator. Since I still have a lot to learn about football and this is not a sports blog, I'll write some human interest stories as seen through my eyes. That said, Tyler Matthews, YOU ROCK!!!!


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