Tuesday, 25 September 2012


 Augusta is based on the Character Augusta Wyndham from the novel The Summer Before the Storm by Gabriele Wills. One day I walked into our local book store and asked the owner to suggest a good summer read. She recommended The Summer Before the Storm the first in a trilogy of books written about a wealthy Canadian family who have a vacation home in Muskoka. I became enthralled. Recognizing all the places mentioned in the novel brought it closer to home even though the time frame of the story takes place between 1912-1914. Before I had even finished the first book I ran out and bought the second one Elusive Dawn. I recently had the priviledge of meeting the author Gabriele Wills on a Boat Cruise/Book Signing Tour of Lake Muskoka. Some of the guests actually came in costume from the time period of the novel and I had the good fortune of being able to photograph them (with their permission of course!). This photo so reminded me of the matriarch of the family Augusta Wyndham that I had to scrap it and Graphic 45's Ladies Diary was the perfect match! I didn't put my usual overkill of flowers and embellishments on the page as I really wanted the picture to be the focal point. There will definitely be more layouts coming based on the novel, it's characters and my journey through time with them! TFL!

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