I loved Hannah Hauxwell's story so much ~ imagine that she showed up here in watercolor. I have a long waiting list for those who want to be here. :~) Ha Ha!
Hannah's book is one that I am keeping on my shelves ~ Hannah Hauxwell with Barry Cockcroft. Also included in my copy are Seasons of My Life and Daughter of the Dales.
"It's my favorite place, here...down the new road through the iron gate. I stand here and watch the seasons come and go. At night the moonlight plays on Hunder Beck...and the waters sing a song to me...
I know this place will always be loyal to me. If I have nothing in my pocket I will always have this. They cannot take it away from me. It's mine, mine for the taking, and always will be...even when I'm no longer here. Of course, I suppose I shall have to leave here...sooner rather than later I imagine. It will not be an easy thing to do.
But in years to come if you see a ghost walking here you can be sure it will be me."
For those of you who wondered, Millie's ear does not always flop forward. Both ears tend to be up more in colder weather, so I was surprised to see this happening already. I think she may be wanting a new profile picture with both ears up. I love her ears both ways, and she doesn't seem to mind if I wear one or two side ponies. :~)
A dog is so often the answer -
when you're lonely and need company,
or when you're tired of company and need lonely.
Beautiful post Mary hugs
Ohhhh, perfection Mary. I loved the fact with my empty pocket,I will always have"this". I MUST remember that. And Millie is a doll no matter how her ears are.
I love your journal! Passion flowers grow wild where you are?
I have grand plans for a journal but never seem to get to it except for the writing.
What a nice, nice grass and tree photo.
Oh Mary, I think the eyes draw me in the most with your drawings. I've noticed it with your dolls too; when you first draw out the faces on cloth. Your journal just keeps getting better...I think you will need to continue with many more journals after this one. Millie is such a good dog and companion
I adore your artwork, you have a gift. Such a lovely blog to visit and I always leave with a sense of comfort.
Your journal drawings are an inspiration to me who now will try to draw with a real pencil. Though I am unfamiliar with Hannah Hauxwell, I think I know why you have this keeper on your shelves. The green green grass is so GREEN! Millie is a lovely dog both ears up or not! Her portrait here is frameable!
You are very talented and your script is perfection. I love your easy-going, not rushed pace and it's a delight to read your blog.
Millie is a perfect companion for your walks.
Beautiful photos from along your walk.
Millie is such a pretty dog. Although I don't have a dog I still love that quote.
Nice sketch of you striding forth on your walk. I like that skirt.
I've taken books about Hannah H from the library but it didn't occur to me that I could buy my own. I shall do that. I think about her from time to time, about how she lived such a solitary life after both her parents died. She seemed to take everything in her stride. Even when she had to move to town those last years.
It seems, like your journal pages, each of your posts is even better than the last. You are setting the standard incredibly high you know. What wonderfully blue skies you have! I know why you walk. Really? You have passion flowers that grow wild there? I feel blessed to find one at a greenhouse in the spring... It is a rare ocassion and has not happened in several years now but, like a unicorn, I keep looking for it. I was not familiar with Miss Hauxwell. Thank you for introducing her to me. I see I have much more research and reading to do now. From what I briefly read when I looked her up, she sounds like a remarkable spirit. I love the last quote about dogs...so very true. And Miss Millie...ah, I love her either way as well...what a beautiful dog. ~Robin~
Of course I love your drawings/paintings but must say that I love the look in Millie's eyes. You can easily see the depth of her intelligence (oh, and the ears are rather cute too!)
Hannah had such dignity and a true understanding of Mother Earth.
Nice Header today! My view of my boat is quite similar!
Thank you for introducing me to Hannah!
I love that quote from Hannah Hauxwell.
Millie is so beautiful.
Mary I adore your journal page. It touches my heart because like you my walks with the dogs brings me such joy. Your Millie is so beautiful. Going to look up Hannah Hauxwell. I have never read about her. She sounds like someone very interesting.
Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs!
I will be checking out Hannah Hauxwell on my next trip to the library. I appreciate hearing her work. Thank you. Glad to hear the walks are still going strong.
Oh my-your posts are so good! The portrait of Millie is beautiful....May I use that to paint from? Your paintings and journal are very inspiring and very beautiful.
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