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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A-Z Challenge: "Z" is for Zinnia

File:Zinnia x hybrida.jpg
Source: Wikipedia

Well, here it is at last, the end post of this year's A-Z Challenge.  Thanks so much for tuning in this past month to see the pretty flowers and the beautiful drawings and poems of The Flower Fairy Alphabet by Cicely Mary Barker.

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


Posthumously published

  • Flower Fairies of the Winter; Blackie, 1985
  • Simon the Swan; Blackie, 1988
  • Flower Fairies of the Seasons; Bedrick/Blackie, 1988
  • A Little Book of Prayers and Hymns; Frederick Warne, 1994
  • A Flower Fairies Treasury; Frederick Warne, 1997
  • Fairyopolis; Frederick Warne, 2005
  • Wild Cherry Makes A Wish; (collaboration with Pippa Le Quesne) Frederick Warne, 2006
  • How to find Flower Fairies; Frederick Warne, 2007
  • Return to Fairyopolis; Frederick Warne, 2008

Book covers

  • A New Epiphany; Society for the Preservation of Christian Knowledge, 1919
  • 43 Annuals; Blackie, 1920s, 1930s

Religious works

  • St. Cecily's Garden; 1920
  • Cradle roll design; St. Edmund's, Pitlake, 1922
  • Banner design; St. Mary's, Sanderstead, 1923
  • The Feeding of the Five Thousand; reredos triptych, chapel at Penarth, Wales; 1929
  • The Parable of the Great Supper; triptych, St. George's chapel, Waddon
  • The Seven Sacraments; baptismal font panels, St. Andrew's, Croydon
  • St. John the Baptist; central banner panel, Abesford church, 1943
  • Lettering, sword, and shield; mount for a list of men and woman serving in the Forces, St. Andrews, Croydon, 1943
  • Baptismal rolls; St. Andrews, Croydon, 1948, 1962
  • The font in St Andrew's Church, South Croydon
  • Out of Great Tribulation; memorial chapel, Norbury Medthodist church, 1948
  • I Am Among You As He That Serveth; stained glass window design, St. Edmund's, Pitlake, 1962
  • Source:   Wikipedia Article on Cicely Mary Barker

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Bob Scotney said...

Snap, Kathy - I used Zinnia too, but never found the poem.

I've enjoyed your posts although I haven't commented on every one.

Heidi Mannan said...

Congratulations on making it to the end! Lovely Z post.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Zinnias! One of my favorite flowers. I don't have any planted yet this year, but I will ~

Thank you for posting these garden gems!

Wendy said...

YAY -- Zinnias! I'm planting them this year, as a matter of fact. Congrats on making it to the finish line!!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Congratulations to getting through the whole challenge, Kathy, especially with everything you've had going on. Even with timed posts there is the required visits to other participants' blogs, so kudos to you for getting it done!

Deb Gould said...

I admit, Kathy, I wasn't sure you could do it -- flowers from A to Z -- but you did, and you did it in style! Wonderful series of posts!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Whew! That's an impressive series of posts. Congratulations on meeting the challenge with flying colors!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Woo HOO! I made it back just in time to see a picture of one of my favorite flowers! Congratulations for making it all the way to the A-Z finish line. (Tired?)

Tami Von Zalez said...

Hi there - gave you a mention on my AtoZ reflections post ~

Sue McPeak said...

What a wonderful AtoZ Theme for your lovely Blog. Such beautiful photos and poems.

I can't believe I haven't come across your blog before as we have many Blog Friends in common, and our Blogs are similarly Themed. I love my State of Texas, like you love Oregon. I'm a new follower and have added you to my AtoZ Blog Roll. I will be baaaaack!!!

Sue CollectInTexasGal
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