Thursday, 1 March 2012

A Muse For March

That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty."

 - Shakespeare, 'The Winters Tale.'

The illustration is one of Cicely Mary Barker's exquisite flower fairies. 


  1. The winds of March are very gentle here at the moment.

  2. A lovely illustration. I must get a copy of The Flower Fairies for myself.

  3. Well March has certainly come in like a lamb lets hope that doesn't mean a spell of bad weather at the end of the month. I love the poeticus narcissi in the illustration. You've reminded me to go and search for my flower fairy book.

  4. Anna, what a lovely quote for the Muse and a breath of nostalgia for spring and childhood

  5. Lovely quote. I'm not sure what happened to my flower fairies book... must hunt it out!

  6. A beautiful illustration Anna. And belated thanks for featuring me on Calendar Girls!


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