I start my new blog, replacing CelebrateTheSeasons, with a day of reflecting on someone I admire deeply. A year ago today, many Tasha Tudor fans were saddened by the news that she passed away. Yet a year later, she is very much alive to me. Her spirit lives on in her books and as I watch her talk on the DVDs Take Peace and Take Joy. Her legacy lives on!
One of the joys of her books is seeing a simple country life come alive on the pages. If you have never bought yourself one of her books, I can highly recommend it. Around The Year is just such a book that will be fun to gaze through at any time of the year. The illustrations that go with her poem are magical.
Here is the summer portion of the little poem in her book:
"In June come summer's longest day,
Now meadows smell of new-mown hay.
Hot July bring picnic joys,
Firecrackers for girls and boys.
In August swallows southward fly,
Summer's waning, fall is nigh."