Tribute to Beatrix Potter by Marjorie Wallace

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Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist who was best known for her many best-selling children’s books that featured animal characters, such as Peter Rabbit.

Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and, through holidays spent in Scotland and the Lake District, developed a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. As a young woman her parents discouraged her intellectual development, but her study and paintings of fungi led her to be widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties Potter published the highly successful children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and became secretly engaged to her publisher, Norman Warne, causing a breach with her parents, who disapproved of his social status. Warne died before the wedding could take place.

Potter eventually published 23 children’s books and, having become financially independent of her parents, was able to buy a farm in the Lake District, which she extended with other purchases over time. In her forties she married a local solicitor, William Heelis. She became a sheep breeder and farmer while continuing to write and illustrate children’s books. Potter died in 1943, and left almost all of her property to her husband who, after his death in 1945, left it to The National Trust in order to preserve the beauty of the Lake District as she had known it, protecting it from developers.
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  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 6 years ago
    did he read you a story hehe.. I love it !!
  • Oh yes, he loves to read.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 6 years ago

    I do hope this bear is not thinking of catchin Benjamin Bunny for his supper:) Wonderful pic. Don.

  • Oh no, Don. All of my bears like berries when they can get them.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937about 6 years ago

    GORGEOUS! Love the lace curtain behind your teddy bear. This is great,

  • Thank you, Glenda. I love the lace as well for it gives a kind of vintage feeling to the window.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937about 6 years ago

    Yes, it does. This is a special and great shot!

  • cdudak
    cdudakabout 6 years ago

    This is adorable Marjorie

  • Thank you so much!

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • BlackSwan
    BlackSwanabout 6 years ago

    Adorable! =)) xxxxx

  • Thank you, Leena.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 6 years ago

    Adorable capture, my friend!

  • Thank you, Bela. A personal fav of mine too.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Barbara Anderson
    Barbara Andersonabout 6 years ago

    So sweet!

  • Thank you, Barbara.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • AngieM
    AngieMabout 6 years ago

    great shot!!

  • Thank you, Angie. It is a small tribute to Beatrix Potter, who I so admire. I have seen her movie no less than a dozen times.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeabout 6 years ago

    Dulce colección …..Una belleza cada una de ellas.Esta es mi preferida.Felicitaciones.

  • Thank you so much.

    – Marjorie Wallace

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