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!
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!
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! http://teatimeinwonderland.co.uk/lang/en/2012/05/12/babel/
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!
August 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm
Me too! Some of my favourite photos are of raindrops!
It’s so lovely to find a like-mind! 🙂
August 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm
http://saymberblondi.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/we-finally-did-it-captured-one-of-my-favorite-things-morning-dew-sparkling-in-the-sun/ — and something for you LOL! We are like minds which is just making me smile right now. SO COOL!
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 🙂
August 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Just found the You Tube link. What pretty trees for you to be making! 🙂
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.
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. 🙂
Russel Ray Photos
May 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm
That’s one heck of a nest!
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!
May 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm
Thank you – yes Babel is a real life experience, leaving you so cheerful and enriched!
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’!
May 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm
It is very special – and to have lasted over 100 years and not been broken….. Pretty amazing! 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
May 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm
That etched window is exquisite! I love the colour contrast 🙂
Choc Chip Uru