I love this woman for so many reasons.
She loved her pet rabbits, mice, lizards, dogs and hedgehog like they were her friends.
As a young woman, she became an ignored expert in mycology. Her mushroom drawings are still used today.
When no publisher would print her first little books, so she self-published them with her own money.
She stayed loyal to her dead fiance’s family publishing business (Warne) despite a scandal, out of her love for him, his sister and his mother.
She bought a farm (Hill Top) and worked it, despite her city upbringing.
She donated thousands of acres of land to a national land trust to preserve its beauty.
She raised prize-winning Herdwick sheep and became an expert on raising, breeding and showing them.
She loved nature with her whole heart. She shared this love and her land with Girl Guide groups in the summers.
Oh yes, I almost forgot. She also could write, draw and paint really well.
FLOWER is a Beatrix fan. (and a bunny fan)