The name for the month of ‘May’ was believed to derive from the name ‘Maius’ or ‘Magius’- taken from ‘Mag’ meaning the ‘Growing month’ or Shooting month.The Romans revered ‘Maia’- […]
Went for a country walk. Every twig on every tree and bush was outlined in silver tracery against the sky; some of the dead grasses and seed vessels growing by the roadside, were especially beautiful, every detail sparkling with frost crystals in the sunlight. ~Edith Holden, In Her Own Words. […]
If cold December gave you birth— The month of snow, and ice, and mirth— Place on your hand a turquoise blue, Success will bless whate’er you do. “A Gem for Every Month,”-Author unknown, c.1883 illustration: December 1906: Blackbird, Robin, Blue Tit, Ivy & Holly. ‘From ‘The Country Diary Of An […]
November. Illustration: Green Woodpecker from ‘The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady’ by Edith Holden.
November: from ‘The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady’ by Edith Holden Read More:♔The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady
“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun…” ~John Keats (1795–1821), “To Autumn” Illustration: ‘October’, ‘The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady’, by Edith Holden.