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Monday, April 15, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "M" is for Mallow

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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 1940, the Barker's live-in maid retired, and Dorothy Barker closed her school at the back of the house in The Waldrons. She continued to supervise the household, and to give both her mother and sister the care they needed. Dorothy and her sister collaborated upon only two books: Our Darling's First Book and the Christian-themed, He Leadeth Me. In 1954, Dorothy Barker died of a heart attack. Barker was unable to pursue her art to any significant extent following her sister's death as all the care of her aged mother devolved upon her. She managed however to begin planning a stained glass window design in her sister's memory for St. Edmund's, Pitlake.[9]" Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker


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9 comments:

Dana said...

What a gorgeous color!

I hope you have a wonderful Monday. ☺

Sally said...

What a gorgeous pictures, combined with a fairy - I'm going to have to follow your blog to see all these wonderful pictures.
Following from A - Z
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Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Beautiful! I love vintage fairy books. My mother has a wonderful one from when she was a child--huge! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Bethe77 said...

Love that flower and the color!
So fun coming over to visit you. Blessings for amazing week.
Beth

Lady's Knight said...

What a sweet blog and wonderful A to Z theme. My grandmother had the fairy book

Lady's Knight

M Pax said...

Hello, Kathy! Happy A to Z. What a beautiful little book. A real treasure.

Prenter said...

I've bought the flower fairies books just 10 years ago. They are awesome!

Wendy said...

"Fairy Cheese" -- how funny is that! But yeah, that's exactly what pollen looks like: fairy cheese!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Mallow . . . never heard of it, but I love the color! A shame that Cicely was unable to pursue her work.

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