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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "C" is for Columbine

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 father, Walter Barker, owned a seed company.  He was also an artist, though not professionally speaking.  

Cicely was born at home, and suffered from epilepsy as a child.  Her older sister, Dorothy Oswald Barker helped care for her, along with her parents, a nanny and a governess.  Cicely spent a lot of time in bed.  She enjoyed reading books, especially those by artists Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott.  Their works became a great influence on her own art later on.

Please leave me a comment, and I will be by to visit you as soon as I can!  I just started working full-time this week and I'm behind, but I will catch up.  Thank you,

~Kathy M.

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nutschell said...

great job on joining the AZ! I love that picture. what a pretty flower

Bob Scotney said...

Kathy, each week I go to a group called Books and Banter at a local library. The topic today covered the role of women in gardening, The presenter linked in literature. One of the people who came up was Cicely Mary Baker - hows that for a coincidence?

Decadent Housewife said...

Oh, don't you just love the older illustrations? Thanks for posting this.
Will have to see if I can find it at the library.


The Wicked Writer said...

best of luck with your job. I'm enjoying your posts.

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

I love columbines! They are so beautiful. and i just love how you are featuring this book. What fun :)

Thanks for stopping by Moxie Writers- Happy A-Z <3

Patricia Stoltey said...

The Columbine is Colorado's flower, so I especially enjoyed this post.

Julie @ Anglers Rest said...

Kathy, stopping by from A-Z. Great theme and I need to go back to A to read the daily posts.

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Check this stuff out below:

The 2012 Army All-American Day Event

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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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