Monday, 11 January 2016

My Devonshire Year ;-)



To be given a lovely book, is a joy; I was given such a book for Christmas!

This is one of the nicest books that I've ever had the pleasure to own.






It's one woman's diary from 1979 and it contains hand written accounts of the 

weather, flowers, wildlife and country life along with the most beautiful

watercolour illustrations.






It especially appeals to me because it depicts part of the county of Devon; 

a county where I was born and a county which I love!






The Jurassic Coast is of particular interest and this book

was written before the area was designated as a 

World Heritage Coast. 






I have resisted the urge to read the book all in one go!

Instead, I've decided to read each month of the book,

during that particular month.  Not only will that give me a chance 

re-read if I wish, but also to compare and contrast the nature

of East Devon with the nature of my own garden.






So here we go with January!

;-)