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Frances Flower

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  • Frances was a New Zealand thoroughbred racemare foaled in 1942 by Bulandshar (GB) out of Trivet (NZ). She won a number of major races including the 1948 Auckland Cup.
  • Frances was a convict ship that transported a single convict from Madras, India to Fremantle, Western Australia in 1859. The convict, Patrick McDonald or McDonnell, was a soldier convicted of an "unnatural crime" by court-martial at Rangoon, and sentenced to fourteen years' transportation.
  • Frances is a 1982 Universal drama film starring Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, and Sam Shepard. When it was released this film was advertised as a purportedly true account of actress Frances Farmer's life but the script was largely fictional and sensationalized.
  • Be in or reach an optimum stage of development; develop fully and richly
  • a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  • bloom: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
  • reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  • Induce (a plant) to produce flowers
  • (of a plant) Produce flowers; bloom
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The Land of the Blue Flower
The Land of the Blue Flower
The Land of the Blue Flower is the tale of Amor, a young king orphaned as an infant and left in the care of a wise elder. His caretaker, known as the Ancient One, spirits the infant away to a castle, far from the gloomy city where Amor was born. In the lands surrounding the castle, the Ancient One teaches Amor to respect and learn from the beauty and mysteries of nature.
When Amor ascends to his throne as a young man, he returns to the city, which has been in a state of ruin for many years. The people of the kingdom are surprised when their new king issues a mysterious proclamation that all persons must plant and nurture the seeds of a magical Blue Flower.
The people follow King Amor's decree with trepidation. As they learn to care for the flowers, they learn to care for the Earth and one another. Soon, the once-gloomy kingdom becomes known as the Land of the Blue Flower.
Audiences of all ages will be delighted by the reemergence of The Land of the Blue Flower, a lost classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of much-loved children's books, including The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy. Judith Ann Griffith's elegant illustrations beautifully complement this ageless tale, which offers a timely message.
Miss Griffith discovered The Land of the Blue Flower when she received a copy of the 1909 edition from a friend. She was deeply impressed with the book. Griffith writes, "It was in the woods and in the garden that I gained the awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. In The Land of the Blue Flower, Burnett conveys her understanding of this universal principle through the classic symbolism of a fairy tale. Wisdom gleaned from the Earth and the stars leads to creative solutions."

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frances and rob's vegan wedding cake, 1
frances and rob's vegan wedding cake, 1
Carrot, coconut and candied ginger cake with "cream cheese" frosting. This was the vegan cake I made for Frances and Rob's beautiful wedding. In retrospect, it was a bad decision to frost it in a frosting I'd never made before. I later determined that it was not at all a good substitute for my handy buttercream--it was very soft and not very cooperative, though it was perfect taste-wise with the cake. Finishing touches were made with natural food dye, a new set of cake decorating tips (50% off at the soon to be no more Verna's Cake Decorating Shop in Cambridge) and flowers from the garden and the farm stand. I'm back on buttercream for everything save sheet cakes after this, but it was a good lesson. All the vegans at the wedding were so excited to have cake they could eat, they didn't bother to notice the imperfections of the frosting anyway, as it should be!
From Sister Frances Mary's flowers
From Sister Frances Mary's flowers
It's been a while since I have taken/uploaded to flicker. It has been way too cold out that I don't really want to keep my camera in my car all day. Hi's have been in the teens. I am waiting for the temps to get a little higher before I want to keep my camera in the car.

frances flower
frances flower
French Beaded Flowers - The Complete Guide
Capture the fleeting beauty of a flower in beads and wire.
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helpful information on selecting the right beads, wire and tools for French beading.
step-by-step instructions and photos for a wide variety of techniques that can be used to create petals, leaves, stems and more.
lessons on botany and the language of flowers to enhance your beaded projects.
patterns for gorgeous individual flowers and arrangements.
tips on using the techniques to design and create your own unique flowers.
an inspiring gallery of advanced beadwork.
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