A new month already. I am amazed at how time really does fly. It is the first day of April and I thought I would share some pages from "The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady". This is the earlier diary written by Edith Holden which is lesser known than "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady". It is not as prettily published as the "Country Diary" but does once again contain some of Edith's beautiful drawings.
Some of the folk~lore she used are:
"April weather, rain and sunshine both together."
"When April blows his horn;
Tish good for both hay and corn."
This poem I dedicate to my mother. We always say the beginning of this to each other since England is our favorite place...
"O, to be in England
Now that April's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm~tree bole are in tiny leaf
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England ~ now!"
I hope April will bring you growth and sunny moments. I know my mother and I will now be wishing we were in England today.