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Thursday, April 11, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "J" is for Jasmine

File:Jasminum sambac 'Grand Duke of Tuscany'.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

"In 1924, the family moved into a four-level, semi-detached Victorian house at 23 The Waldrons. Barker had a studio built in the garden and her sister conducted a kindergarten in a room at the back of the house. The family lived frugally and attended both St. Edmund's and St. Andrew's in Croydon – "low" churches for the less privileged. Barker sometimes incorporated portraits of her fellow-parishioners in her religious works.[7] She was described by Canon Ingram Hill as "one of the pillars" of St. Andrew's.[4 Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker



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9 comments:

Regina Gort said...

Another lovely piece of illustration!

Kristin said...

I have never seen jasmine. There must be some around here.

I think the author looks like the fairies in the cover illustration.

Bethe77 said...

I love the smell of jasmine.
So enjoy all the beauty of the flowers and the fairies.
Have a super blessed day
Blessings

Jan Newman said...

Jasmine is a lovely, special flower with a bit of the fae about it.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

We have lots of jasmine in our neighborhood, and if you take a walk in spring, it's likely you'll get a lovely whiff of it. We have some growing on our back fence, but it hasn't really gotten going yet.

Nick Wilford said...

Such a pretty name for a very pretty flower!

(My man card may not be intact now... never mind :D)

Tammy said...

It's been a while since I've been here because my computer crashed and I lost everyone's addresses, but what a nice surprise to come back to! Yet one more thing we must have in common, Kathy - I love love love Cicely Mary Barker's illustrations as well as jasmine. In fact, I just bought some jasmine soap this morning and have the Jasmine fairy hanging up in my bathroom. Looking forward to reading more this month.

The Wicked Writer said...

oh I love jasmine

Grammy said...

Hello, Kathy... I love the delicate flowery pictures and adore the fragrance of Jasmine. Thank you for a lovely post. Best regards to you, Ruby

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