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Monday, April 8, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "G" is for Gorse

File:Whin or Gorse on Fife Coastal Trail.jpg
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

"Barker was equally proficient in watercolour, pen and ink, oils, and pastels. Kate Greenaway and the Pre-Raphaelites were the principal influences on her work. She claimed to paint instinctively and rejected artistic theories. Barker died in 1973. Though she published Flower Fairy books with spring, summer, and autumn themes, it wasn't until 1985 that a winter collection was assembled from her remaining work and published posthumously."  Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker


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9 comments:

Dana said...

That yellow is so pretty against the white of the snow! I enjoyed the poem—and what a pretty illustration!

Happy Monday. ☺

Bob Scotney said...

I've had many a round of golf ruined by gorse bushes that have gathered up my ball, but they look fine from afar.

Juliet Bond said...

How beautiful!

Wendy said...

Gorse? Not a very pretty flower name. It deserves better.

Roberta said...

HOW CLEVER! I think I left my heart in Oregon. Only been there once, but have longed to go back ever since! Happy H-Z! http://diamondvilleclarksdennisroberta.blogspot.com

Trisha F said...

Nice picture - I am envious of anyone that gets to see snow.

Regina Gort said...

I am so happy to be introduced to Cicely Mary Barker and her book "A Flower Fairy Alphabet". It is amazing. My sister who lives in Oregon is an illustrator and I know she will love this.

KathyB. said...

I love her books. I did not know much about her.

I see we share a love of many of the same illustrators. Eloise Wilkins is also one of my favorites and I have many books by her.

Deb Gould said...

What a great idea, Kathy! And I'm a gardener, so seeing these lovely flowers every day is very uplifting! Gorse, eh? The name leaves a lot to be desired, but the color is spectacular!

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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.

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