1904 Etched Window, Nest, Two Humanist Weddings and a Bit More Babel

15 May

1  Something quite magical happened today that has not happened in the four years we’ve been here.  There was a reflection from the windscreen of the car on the drive through the etched window of the inner front door and up onto the stair carpet at the top of the stairs – beautiful!

Etched window from 1904


2   We went to Hardy Exotics this afternoon, in Whitecross, on the A30, to find a tree to survive the wind in our garden. We didn’t get a tree today but were shown this scruffy and very beautiful nest with the mother bird sitting in one of the staff-only greenhouses! What a sensible bird! It’s warm, dry, only Di goes in there to pot up new plants and she can listen to Radio 4!

Mother on nest

3   Had two meetings today with couples wanting non-religious Wedding Ceremonies, one to be on Little Fistral Beach (Carnmarth Hotel if the  weather is bad), in Newquay in September and the other at Trevenna Barns, Bodmin in May next year. Both lovely couples  with whom it was fun to start the planning.

4   An added extra for today – There’s a fabulous review of Babel here – this reviewer totally gets it, at last!


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14 responses to “1904 Etched Window, Nest, Two Humanist Weddings and a Bit More Babel

  1. saymber

    August 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    What a beautiful birdy and I see what you were saying about the light through the door at your place – that is so cool! I love ANYTHING that shines so my eye is always gravitating from dew drops in the morning sunlight to stuff like you captured here and what goes on with our rainbow door peep hole every afternoon!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Me too! Some of my favourite photos are of raindrops! and

      It’s so lovely to find a like-mind! 🙂

      • saymber

        August 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm — and something for you LOL! We are like minds which is just making me smile right now. SO COOL!

        • mybeautfulthings

          August 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm

          Those are so beautiful! I love how some of them are purpley! Our like-mindedness has had me smiling this afternoon too! 🙂

          I am intrigued by the ‘wire trees’. Just going back now to see if there is a link/photo 🙂

        • mybeautfulthings

          August 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

          Just found the You Tube link. What pretty trees for you to be making! 🙂

          • saymber

            August 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

            Thank you! I’m a “wire bender” as it’s great for focusing my OCD mind and keeping my hands busy. I make jewelry, the trees, pendants, ornaments, sun catchers….just all kinds of stuff! Part of my love of the bling too lol. Glad you checked out Camille’s video. She’s a jack of all trades and has videos on all kinds of crafting stuff.

          • mybeautfulthings

            August 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

            I’ll bet you could fashion a spider’s web with little plain glass jewels for the rain drops! 🙂
            It could be made to hang in the corner of a window and would be very beautiful. 🙂

  2. Russel Ray Photos

    May 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    That’s one heck of a nest!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Isn’t it? I think, because there are no branches to support it all, she’s had to keep on building until all the dropping off bits became the support!

  3. Chocoralie

    May 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you – yes Babel is a real life experience, leaving you so cheerful and enriched!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 16, 2012 at 7:35 am

      It’s almost a week since we went to see Babel and I can’t get it out of my head – not that I want to but that’s a measure of how powerful and immersive experience it was.
      So glad you loved it and wrote such a positive review. Not everyone ‘got it’!

  4. mybeautfulthings

    May 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    It is very special – and to have lasted over 100 years and not been broken….. Pretty amazing! 🙂

  5. Choc Chip Uru

    May 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    That etched window is exquisite! I love the colour contrast 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru


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