Thomas Hardy, was born in, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, and died in Dorchester, in Dorset. The English novelist and poet who set much of his work in Wessex, his name for the counties of southwestern England.
“Who comes with Summer to this earthAnd owes to June her day of birth,With ring of Agate on her hand,Can health, wealth, and long life command.”– June Illustration: Willow Warbler feeding young, June 1906.The Diary Of An Edwardian Lady | Edith Holden.
“I’m everyone’s darling: the blackbird and starling Are shouting about me from blossoming boughs; For I, the Lent Lily, the Daffy-down-dilly, Have heard through the country the call to arouse.” ~Flower Fairies: Poetry & Artwork by Cicely Mary Barker.
From ‘The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady’ by Edith Holden. Read More: The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady
‘Another Walk in the Snow’ by Norfolk born artist Dee Nickerson