During a recent visit with my family, my mother sent me home with a box of old books to use as props in our photo shoots. As I was browsing through them I discovered a tattered little green book called Western Wild Flowers by Margaret Armstrong. To my great joy, I discovered pages and pages of gorgeous botanical illustrations by the author. The book was originally published in 1915 and I found my grandmother's name and address on the inside cover which was dated 1921. She made notes in the margins of all the flowers she found on her adventures. I like to imagine Grandmother, roaming Southern California, enjoying the flowers along the way. Below are some of the lovely pages from the book.
~ Emma ~