VICTORIAN FLORAL BIRTHDAY BOOK:
I mentioned this the other day and thought it would be nice to say more about it. The story is that a Victorian floral birthday book was found abandoned in an attic and some years after having it restored, Bernard - being an artist - decided to interpret it in his own way. He begged, borrowed and stole the flowers, plants for the 366 days involved and after a year, his book was published. This was 20 years ago when he was my neighbour near Sancreed, in West Penwith in Cornwall.
Here's the cover and apologies for the little rip in top l.h. corner (that Yang is a naughty boy!)
Here's the lead-in page for March
here are the first three days of March......just a little taster. I hope by the time Blogger uploads this that you can click on it and magnify it to see the really intricate painting and read the words.
If anyone reading this would like me to scan and post their birthday flower, just let me know.