With the weather we've had recently I definitely feel that Autumn is just around the corner and I'm so looking forward to it
The Blackberry Fairy
Autumn into Winter is my most favourite time of year for the colours of nature, the woodland walks through crunchy leaves, the harvest of berries and cones and homely comforts of warmth and "hibernation"
I've spent some time this week going through my books and magazines, having a much needed clear out to make room for new purchases very soon ... and in a box I came across a most cherished childhood book by Ivy L. Wallace
With the hedgerows about to burst with ripe blackberries, it seems the right moment to share these delightful images with you. They are so special to me, and as I handle the book I am a little girl again
Sadly, my book is in a very poor state now as it was enjoyed over and over by a little girl who loved the illustrations and the fairy tale of homemaking and jam making
If you click on the top picture to enlarge it, you will even see the splashes of water colour paint where I used to spend hours copying, drawing and painting little toadstool cottages just like the ones in the illustrations!
I had a funny email from my Aunty this week about things children do and say - "out of the mouths of babes". One of the stories amused me a great deal as I'm a terrible one for collecting and pressing leaves and flowers in big heavy books and then forgetting they are there
I hope you like this little story:
A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he flicked through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed between the pages. "Mum, look what I've found" the boy called out. "What have you got there, dear?" his Mum replied. With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered ...
"I think it's Adam's underwear!"
Have a happy weeked :o)