Friday, August 3, 2012


Each month of summer holds it's own personality and traditions:

The days of AUGUST  welcome a foretaste of fall....a time to reflect on simpler times.  Time to relax a bit and enjoy:

This morning, after cutting a few blooms in the garden, I took some time to enjoy reading Edith Holden's book "The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady and especially reading about August.  The book is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906 which was published in Great Britain in 1977.

I also enjoyed refreshing my memory about the meaning of many flowers which were beloved in the Victorian Era and recalled in "The Language of Flowers".  This copy is a reproduction of the original.

With all the troubles in this world and our own present economy - make time this summer for "opportunities of escape".  This is very important!  Relaxing is necessary to restore PEACE.


  1. Hi Bernideen,
    its a wonderful idea to host this Open House party. I am happy to link in with my memories to Italy.
    Your collection of nice garden books is enchanting. I love to see Edith Holden's diary and also the Language of Flowers. And the thistle-picture is so natural that even the bumblebees are coming - or are they also painted? LOL
    Have a wonderful summer-weekend.
    Best greetings,

  2. Hi Bernideen,

    I've joined you this week with some summer butterflies. You have such a nice collection of vintage books. I agree we all need some down time and a place to relax. Your garden is the perfect place!

  3. Thanks for hosting this party! I entered the wrong link first, please forgive me.

  4. Beautiful post - and thank you for hosting a lovely new linky party!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Bernideen!

  5. Greetings my teatime blogger friend! I had to chuckle when I saw your books...I have all of them too....kindred spirits, heh? Lovely pix as always.

  6. What a beautiful post! The books are amazing, thanks!

  7. Hi, I came over from Lemon Verbena's blog and am your brand new follower. I like your themes of flowers and books, and finding time to escape to the garden or have a nice cup o tea.

  8. A beautiful post and my absolute favorite teapot. Thank you for hosting.

  9. Your book looks so wonderful...I have a garden book that has wonderful illustrated photos..just lovely...with love Janice

  10. Lovely thoughts! And yes, I am enjoying thinking of August as the prelude to fall!


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