One of the lovely independent shops in Redruth, Make A Mends, has a little box outside that is a Micro Space for very small exhibitions of local makers. When I called in yesterday to offer some fabric I no longer need, they invited me to put some of my glass in there. There is a Like O Meter on the box and passersby who like what they see can turn a little handle to register their like!..
I love having lots of white in the garden in the autumn as it picks up the evening light so well. Somehow, among our white Japanese Anemones, a small clump of pink have arrived.
We still have a couple of baby brassicas in the poly tunnel at the allotment and today we had a little visitor. Do any of you lovely readers know what it is? I left it alone so I’m hoping its favourite food isn’t young Kale!
I have loved elephants for as long as I can remember and have a large collection of carved elephants. We’ve seen herds of beautiful live ones on our many visits to South Africa. I shared this love with my Dear Friend Angie who died last year just before her birthday, a day we also shared. I really miss her.
And I wear the ring that Angie left me every day.
September 21st is the United Nations Day of Peace. You can read more about its origins and this year’s theme here.
One of Peggy Seeger’s songs that I love is, “How I long for Peace.” I sing it loudly in the car and feel every word deeply.
I wish for peace for all of you and those you love, my Dear Readers.
Loved this very delicate fungus growing at Community Roots on Volunteer Tuesday. I have tried to identify it but had no luck. https://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-guide/.
I’ve put one of our Dahlias into Mum’s green glass.
To keep the flower in place I have used one of Mum’s old flower holders, very heavy and spiky and made of lead I think. It has the manufacturer’s name on the back. I looked it up and Pollards are, still, florists and hopefully, the same firm. I have written to them to see if they can help with dating and the proper name.
For one reason and another, we haven’t been blackberrying yet this year so resolved to go today whatever the weather. Luckily it was a bright and cool Autumn day and there were still lots to be had. The sea on the horizon was truly blue today.
A friend from choir very kindly brought some beautiful apples from her prolific tree to share with us all so I am using those along with our blackberries to make an almost free Blackberry and Apple Crumble.
We’ve been out and it’s very late so please call back tomorrow for photos and words. 🙂
That was a very busy day. First we went to help paint the old Redruth Library which has been abandoned for sometime but is now undergoing change. It is to become a community space for The Writers’ Block, for creativity, for story telling and writing workshops, for drama and performance. A call was put out for volunteers to help paint the first story telling room so off we went. The pictures tell the start of the restoration of this room, preparation and starting to paint. I did work as well as taking photos! Permission was given for all photos to be shared.
Wonderful colour was to be found at the National Dahlia Collection where we went late afternoon.
The best was yet to come. We went to St Ives to see the wonderful Peggy Seeger. What a woman she is, still performing at 87, still the fierce feminist and activist. She was supported by her singer songwriter son, Neil and their last song which she said was her goodbye to us all, was her beloved Ewan MacColl’s goodbye to her and his family, “The Joy of Living.” I suspect there were few dry eyes in the house.
Bella Lack is an 18-year-old conservationist and environmental activist. In an article I read about her recently, the following struck me. Part of her message is change your behaviours, but live your life. She said, ” We’re protecting the planet. What we’re really protecting is humanity. And, you know, you’ve got to enjoy it whilst you’re here.” She’s right!
You can read all about this remarkable young woman here in the article from The Observer.
Our garden suddenly has quite a lot of flame colours, orange and red: