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reading Psalms

reading Psalms
in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils

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The pictures are all courtesy of Karen’s Whimsy.

The following two are by Kate Greenaway; I remember many of you enjoy her art.


"It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass"*...

In the first decade of the 20th century, Edward Stratemeyer formed the Stratemeyer Syndicate.  As the head of the group, he commissioned writers to create quickly-written, formulaic juvenile novels; authors received short outlines, and returned book manuscripts within a month. 400 more words

History of the Valentine - A Victorian Tradition

The tradition of giving Valentines began during the Victorian era.

Image and Text from an Exhibit at Indiana University Lilly Library: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/valentines/valentine1.html

The first Valentines were in the forms of pretty papers and were not cards. 456 more words

Valentines And Cottage Gardens Belong Together -- They Are Both Rooted In The Victorian Era

Books as Street Art: Michelle Heron's Flower Fairies Bus

You can never quite predict when nostalgia is going to hit. I definitely was not expecting it as I walked through the wide-open, windy space that is Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the weekend of the 24th of January. 505 more words



November is Picture Book Month, and the ones above were five of my favourites when I was a child. (Yes, I still have them.)
The earliest picture book for children was… 75 more words


Weekend addiction!

This weekend we had a wonderful weather here in central California, fall is saying “hello” and summer is almost gone, although we still have some of the heat annoying us during the week. 213 more words


turning the page

turning the page
of an older book
the age in my hands

Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation… 213 more words