Here it is at long last. 😀
I know quite a few of you asked about the little 1954 autograph book which I turned into a seasonal journal and today I took a few hours to photograph it, video it and get it out here for you.
(Confession: blogging is a lot of work!)
If you’d like the short version, then here is the video link…where I go on an on anyway about some of the other journals…plus Sbux…plus my tote bag…
And if you’d like to see this little journal page by page, then here are all 24 pages:
This is the first page where a girl named Clare Hosier wrote her name and addy in 1954.
The most prominent wildflower growing in the meadow the day I started this journal was the ragwort, so that became the first page painting.
The second page has ground growing bramble leaves. The summer has been dry in Oxfordshire and some of the leaves were turning the most glorious colours.
This is deadly nightshade.
Then some of the beautiful meadow grasses.
This wildflower I love! It’s Himalayan balsam. I love the seeds because when they are ripe, the slightest touch pops the seed head and catapults the seeds like a little rocket.
Here are some colourful wild cherry leaves.
And evening primrose.
The ubiquitous morning glory: convolvulus arvensis. (a delicate ground creeping pink variety)
A little wren around meadow vetchling and sweet violet.
This is rose bay willow herb. In Canada we call it fireweed.
One of the last few poppies of the summer.
This is damson plum. The hedgerows are full of them and they make the nicest hedgerow jam.
Fat little peacock butterfly caterpillars.
Here is a Queen Ann’s lace flower and seed head.
Guilder rose. (Viburnum opulus)
Campions and a peacock butterfly.
And the last page is vetch seeds plus a little autograph dedication from me.
I love that, as the summer went on, this summer journal became a autumnal journal.
So here you go.
Hope you like it as much as I do. 😀