"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book

when there's a repair job to be done

around the house."

Joe Ryan

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Monday

Isabella Bird


I just finished reading "A lady's life in rocky mountains"...that's just great!!!incredible...what a dear wild woman...


I'm not used to give a list of websites but there was so many things I wanted to tell you about Isabella Bird and so little words in my vocabulary...so here's the list...
Isabella: her life
Isabella in Japan
Isabella and Estes Park
Isabella a woman traveller
more about women travellers
Isabella, Japan and Scotland
and more
finally, the text on this wonderful site, where you can find plenty old books and texts...

now read her, please read her...that woman is just extraordinary...tiny, always ill when she was in the UK...and then as a doctor told her to travel she went...no more health problems...she walked and rode, with sometimes a horse so high that she had to carry a small ladder to go on his back...at fourty she discovered love existed and cold, heat, hunger, mountains, wild countries, wild people, desperados, pionneers...if she wanted to do something , to climb a mountain or cross a river she did it...
may be she tore a bit her "hawaïen dress", had to borrow old boots...had to sleep with ants or snakes or....with so little money...
with so many principles...always trying to look clean and cool...
and never forget she was born in 1831 ?!!!!

2 comments:

tammy vitale said...

wow - I get a clothes magazine called "Isabella Bird" - who knew she was a real person! Certainly not me. Thanks for this fascinating introduction - I will definitely have to check her out - you know, it is proof that women have always been adventurous and not little protected things as the U.S. lore/western culture would have us believe!

KerrdeLune (Cate) said...

Plumpie Mousie, thank you!!! This is a book I am going searching for in the forest of books. How are you doing, my love?