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Saturday, April 20, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "R" is for Ragged Robin

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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

"Kate Greenaway was a childhood favorite and an influence on her art. Barker's child subjects wear nostalgic clothing as Greenaway's children do, though Barker's children are less melancholy and less flat in appearance, due perhaps to advances in printing technology. Barker studied flowers with an analytical eye and was friend to children's illustrator, Margaret Tarrant.[2]"

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Dana said...

I hadn't heard of that before. It's very pretty!

Happy Saturday. ☺

Connie said...

Hi Kathy,
This book is so pretty, I am not usually one to cut up a book, but these pages would be lovely framed and on the wall :)
I always get excited when I see that you have left a comment. If only I had starting blogging a year earlier, we may have met and had lunch or something. My daughter moved from Bend last July and I spent a week last year watching the girls during spring-break while she worked. It would have been fun to have had a friend that I could have called and said, "Let do lunch" :) While I'm talking about Bend, have you ever visited the consignment shop called Cowgirl Up, it's pretty cool. Thank you for the sweet compliment on my post, and have a lovely weekend. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I have never head of Ragged Robin before :) Thanks for sharing!


Wendy said...

I haven't heard of Ragged Robin either. I love how the fairy's clothes look just like the flower. The artwork in this book is so enchanting, and I'm coming to appreciate it more and more each day.

Sally said...

Beautiful pink flowers. Loving your theme.

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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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