Thursday, 1 September 2011


This pretty children's book illustration is from a small picture book titled Children Month by Month, published by Birn Bros Ltd in, I would think, the 1940s or early 50s.  Its perfect for posting this first day of September, which has been absolutely glorious here in the UK. Perfect because there is so much fruit on the apple trees this year the branches are bowed down with the weight and I'm wishing I had a little apple store shed like this in which to keep them. I'll be trying to keep as many as I can to use over the Autumn and Winter but I expect the garden wildlife will be feasting on windfalls over the next few months. So I never fret that they are going to waste because they won't be.

The other months in this book are just as charmingly illustrated and I thought I'd try to post one each first day of the month if I can remember. They'd make a lovely nostalgic calendar.

It seems Blogger has had a bit of a makeover and I'm trying to get to grips with it here - it looks like we can post LARGE photos now. And there's a preview screen - which is a big improvement too.


  1. Oh, I love this, Ann - thanks so much for sharing! And yes, please do the same each month! Sept and Oct are my favorite months!

  2. Such a sweet book. I love old children's picture books - the illustrations are always so adorable. We are getting apples now, too. Always a sure sign of fall! :)

  3. Oh you are so lucky to have fruit trees in your yard. Enjoy all the wonderful meals you will get with them.

  4. How lovely, can't wait to see the rest of the months.

  5. Oh Ann, here it's the same, so many apples. How rich we are that we can eat fruit from our garden!!!!! I try to make as much apple juice as possible , I will make apple compôte, apple pies, . I'll dry them, one of my friends has a fruit'dryer'.


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