I am hoping to get this blog post done before the thunderstorm gets here!
Thunderstorms are not my favorite, but we really need the rain!!
I'm back. I had to get off the computer during the thunderstorm. It
didn't last nearly long enough, but I am grateful for any rain we
Back to our two topics for the day, Beatrix Potter's 150th birthday and
the winner of the enamel house sign. I love Beatrix Potter for many
reasons. She was an excellent artist and creator of children's tales
that have charmed so many for so long. She loved biology and was
fascinated by nature. If women had more rights back in her day, she
would have become a famous scientist instead of a children's author.
I personally am happy for the latter.
Beatrix purchased land in the Lakes Region of England near
Sawrey, Cumbria with monies she earned from the sale of her books
and also with an inheritance from an aunt. She named this property
Hill Top Farm. Because Beatrix was a conservationist, she left the
farm to the National Trust so that it would be preserved for generations
to come. She was a very accomplished woman indeed.
We first meet Miss Potter's charming characters when we are young, and then
pass down the love of her tiny books to our children, nieces, nephews and
grandchildren. They are treasured by many. So Happy Birthday Miss Potter.
Your talents and generosity of spirit will live in the generations of hearts
yet to come.
Now on to the winner of the house sign ....
Down the Lane With Daisy! I will contact you and the Ramsign company
so that you can select the style and color of your sign that will be made
especially for you! Congratulations!!
Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway. If you didn't win
this time, there will be chances to win other prizes in the future.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley