One I followed and visited often, is called The Brimstone Butterfly, written by a lady called Caro Riikonen. Coincidentally, she told a story on BBC radio I listened to in the car once printed here, and I feel this epitomises the type of person she was. It's a sad, but uplifting story of when she was caught in a house fire.
The subject of my current wip lived in one of the places Caro posted about, and she also visited and photographed many of the historic places of interest in my neighbourhood of Richmond, Kew and Twickenham which I love.
I clicked on the blog today to find some pictures of a particular historic house I knew she had visited, only to discover Caroline's farewell to those who read and appreciated her writing - on 10th February, 2012, Caro took her own life. She was 53.
We never met, but not only will I miss her blog, I will miss her too.
Goodby Caro, and though you may not have known it, you were appreciated.
Brimstone Butterfly - a medium-large butterfly of England, Wales and Ireland with leaf-shaped wings. Always rest with wings closed. Females have pale yellow-green wings, looking almost white in flight.