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Saturday, April 13, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "L" is for Lily-of-the-Valley

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

Middle years:
In the late 1920s, Barker began to doubt she was doing enough for the church and considered focusing solely on sacred works. Family and friends recommended she continue secular and sacred works, and she did so.[8]  

Barker continued to attend evening classes at the Croydon Art School between the 1920s and the 1940s, eventually receiving a teaching position. She took sketching trips to Amberley and Storrington in Sussex and to Cornwall and the southern coast with family and friends. She visited and stayed with artist Margaret Tarrant in Gomshall, Surrey and with family in Ugglebarnby, Cornwall.[9]   Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker

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Dana said...

Such a delicate and beautiful flower!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Love, love lily of the valley. And the picture of the thread box brought back wonderful memories of my grandmother who also had one.

Regina Gort said...

I really have fallen in love with this book.

Tami Von Zalez said...

One of my favorite flower scents - they don't grow around here in Calif.

Wendy said...

The birth flower for May - that's mine!

Hart Johnson said...

I love Lily of the valley--a delicate little beauty. And I had to follow the link to see how Twopence started with H! teehee

Sandy said...

Lilly of the Valley, one of my favorites. Had them in my wedding bouquet. They smell heavenly.


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I love flowers but don't excel at recalling which are which. Thanks for showing me!

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