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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "O" is for Orchis

File:Flor de Orquídea - Orchid Flower.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 died at Worthing Hospital on 16 February 1973, aged 77 years.[2] Two funeral services were held – one in Storrington Church and one in Barker's maisonette.  Her ashes were scattered in Storrington churchyard.[10]  "CLICK HERE" to find out more.

In 1989, Frederick Warne, a division of Penguin Books since 1983, acquired the Flower Fairies properties.[11]

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Rosanna C. Rogacion said...

I love orchids and have cared for some during various times in my life. I'm not familiar with the Orchis - but its lovely. And you have such a lovely theme for the Challenge. Happy blogging!

Sally said...

What a beautiful flower and that colour blue is just fantastic.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I had to click on your "oregon" blog because my son is now living in Eugene. Really interesting post! Visiting from the Challenge!

Wendy said...

Orchids always make me think of Easter. My dad always made sure my sister and I had an orchid corsage when we were kids.

You should go read this blog for O because you'll relate:

Decadent Housewife said...

The orchid pictured is absolutely stunning. Such amazing colour.
Have been enjoying the little snippets each day.

Trish :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Beautiful photo - that color! I'm enjoying the illustrations in the book as well. Just lovely.

No Copying!

Are you looking for info about Tyler Matthews?

Check this stuff out below:

The 2012 Army All-American Day Event

2012 Army All American Game Video

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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