Friday, 30 May 2008

Poems, proverbs and garden thoughts.

Reading This {frolic} post about garden sketches reminded me of a book I have and love, called In and out of the garden by Sara Midda it's packed full of delightful sketches of gardens and gardening. The inside cover reads:-

"This book is a potpourri of garden love. Here are summer days of raspberry picking,swarms of bees laden with pollen, peas ripe for podding, herbs for flavouring. Every page as been hand painted. Dip into it for recipes, poems, proverbs and garden thoughts." Need I say more? Even when its windy and raining as it so often is in England, this is the kind of book that creates a little sunshine indoors.

3 comments:

chelsea fuss said...

Thank you for posting this. I LOVE Sara Midda!!!! And I can never find her pics online and sadly never purchased her books before they were out of print.

I'd love to see more recent work by her. Wonder if she has any??

Lobster and swan said...

Hi Chelsea,

My mother had this book when I was a child and when I saw a copy in a charity shop I just had to get it.

Do you have a blog?

Sara Lechner said...

thank you for showing this. it's great!