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Flowers, Strawberry and A Ring

I’ve cut lots of Aquilegea to bring into the house.

Our strawberries at the lottie are being to colour.

My dear friend Angie died at the end of last year and her dear daughters have sent me her silver elephant ring. Angie and I both loved elephants for their special qualities of never forgetting and for taking such good care of each other. Now I am wearing the ring with love in my heart for our very special friendship and for the lovely daughters she raised. You can read more about her and what she meant to me  if you click on the red link..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edibles Trough, Spider and Supper

The trough outside the kitchen is flourishing – the lettuces are doing well, the Violas ready for salads and cakes, the borage seedlings all coming on well and the chives beginning to flower.

What a pretty little white spider on the Californian poppies.

Supper was a kind of deconstructed lasagne, to save baking time. Pasta with the ragu (from the freezer)  and then the cheese sauce (from the freezer) on to tagliatelle, took only ten minutes and was delicious.

 

Colour at the Front Door and A Sunset

I didn’t plant the iris – it just turned up. Serendipity.

Sunset two nights ago was glorious.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

World Bee Day

May 20th is  World Bee Day so I have compiled a gallery of photos of bees from our garden. On 17 November 2017, a resolution was adopted at the UN Economic and Financial Committee to declare World Bee Day.

We have a pollinators border at the allotment and combined with plants in the garden have many of these.

Posted with the permission of Claire Jones www.TheGardenDiaries.blog.

 

I just love Brian Bilston’s very clever poems.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2022 in Uncategorized

 

Reflection and View

It’s always good to sing on Thursday mornings beside the Penryn River.

There may be a recording later when it arrives in my inbox.

 

Lunch, Rain and Fat Books

Today I met a friend for lunch for the first time in three years! It was so lovely to spend time together again after so long. We went to a delightful cafe, tucked away down Cornish lanes where we could sit outside in the sunshine.

It rained really hard all afternoon.

I love this! I have so many fat books that are full of memories of the times when I read them, when a friend read them or when my Mum read them – and some that really are full of pressed flowers and leaves.

 

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Irises, Poppy and A Bee

We are loving our white irises.

When the petals have all fallen off the poppy, this remarkable little beauty is left.

The following photo and info came to me today.

“There is a bee appearing at the moment – it’s bright iridescent blue – details below! Please please DON’T KILL HER !!!
It is indeed a bee that is present in the gardens at the moment. It is called the Xylocope bee. It is the largest bee in Europe (2.5 to 3 cm). It does not sting (if we do not chase it of course). The Xylocope is a so-called “solitary” bee. But it can live in colonies, that is to say side by side. Black with bluish wings … she is very beautiful but can be scary, her flight is fast and very noisy, but she is not aggressive and rarely stings. It is to be protected because it is rare and very useful …. some people confuse it with the Asian hornet !!!
Thank you for circulating …. 😊
Source: Bruno Deleuze”

 

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Marigolds, Mum and A Poppy

After singing at the eco park this afternoon, this lovely bunch of marigolds in a blue painted trough caught my eye.

My lovely Mum died in 1994 and these words of Tennyson  ring true. She was the gardener who inspired me.

Another gloriously orange flower, one of the Californa Poppies.

 

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Nelly Moser, Risotto and A Stranger

Our Nelly Moser is quite magnificent this year.

The lovely Mr S made us a very tasty Pepper and Pea Risotto with Crispy Chicken for tonight’s meal.

We have a stranger in the garden!  He reminds me of Darth Vader each time I catch a glimpse. It’s our  sculpture  covered up after sanding and prior to re-oiling to protect against the rain.

 

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No Mow May, Daisies, A Pony and Dylan Thomas

We are joining in the No Mow May campaign. As the campaign says, ” Reducing lawn mowing frequency brings benefits: More habitat and food for pollinators, reduced carbon emissions, water conservation, and a more drought-resistant lawn, to name a few!”

Part of our lawn, un-mown

There are many patches of daisies.

The pony in the field behind us is mowing as he goes.

It’s International Dylan Thomas Day.

Thank you to the person who presented Eli Jenkins’ poem as a poster.

 

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