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Saturday, April 27, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "X" is for Xerophytha:


Today, I am sorry to say that there was not an entry in the Flower Fairy Alphabet Book for the letter X.  As my friend Wendy, from over at Jollette, Etc. noted several days ago, Cicely Mary Barker did not have access to Google and Wikipedia.  But, thank goodness, I do!  

There is a flower that begins with the letter X, and it is called Xerophytha, and is also known as the Resurrection Plant.  Here is time lapse video of this pretty African plant making a comeback:


 

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 will be 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


"In 1941, she completed oil panels on the subject of the seven sacraments for the baptismal font at St. Andrew's, South Croydon. She designed baptismal rolls for the wall behind the font in 1948 and 1962. In 1946, she completed the 4 x 7 ft. oil painting, Out of Great Tribulation, for the Memorial Chapel of Norbury Methodist Church. Following the death of her sister in 1954, Barker began designs for a stained glass memorial window depicting Christ preparing to wash the feet of his disciples. It was her last religious-themed work and installed in St. Edmund's, Pitlake, in 1962.[15]" Source: Wikipedia's Article on Cicely Mary Barker



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3 comments:

Sally said...

Such a pretty and delicate flower. Fascinating time lapse video.

Tammy said...

What a cool video, Kathy! I've never heard of that flower, but it looks like the sweet little wildflowers Cicely Mary Barker loved. My computer's been broken most of the month and I'm currently hunkered in a cold basement with a loaner, but I'm looking forward to going back over these posts when I'm finally able! I'm a big C.M.B. fan, too!

Wendy said...

HA HA - thanx for the credit. Maybe you can put together a revised edition of Cicely's lovely book.

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