gretchen gudefin sent me an email after my last post about pressing wildflowers. she wrote to me about a girl who picked flowers on her way to school nearly 100 years ago. with gretchen’s permission i am reposting that email here and including photos of the child’s journal. i’m including notes gretchen wrote about some of eleanor’s flowers.
i’m very taken with this simple taping method and will try it sometime.
the pages that follow are from gretchen’s pressed flower journal. i especially love the washi tape she used. she tells me it’s a discontinued line of old ledger design.
i certainly do get some mighty fine emails from interesting people who read my blog. i almost always print them and paste them into my writing journal. after 11 years of blogging i’ve made rich connections with many of you who stop in to see what’s happening, send emails, and leave comments. i remember in the first 4-5 years of keeping a blog, i rarely responded to comments, but these days the connections i’ve made enhance my blogging experience so much. you’ve made my world richer. by the way i usually respond to comments these days in the comment section. i don’t know because i haven’t actually tried it, but i think you can subscribe to the comments and receive my reply. i’m sure one of you will pipe up and let me know how and if that works.
with or without comments i’ll just be here: piddling, blabbering, and recording. keeping a ship’s log of my voyage.