Oxides, Blue Sky and Singing ‘The Soldiers’ Farewell’

21 May

1   On some of the paving slabs on our new patio are some remarkably beautiful fern-like patterns. I thought they were  fossilised ferns but I’m told it’s oxides in the stone. Click to see the detail.

Oxides or fossils?

Fossilised fern?

2   It has been properly warm today with such a lovely Cornish blue sky.

Cornish blue sky

3   Singing tonight with Hilary and the Inglehearts was so lovely. We did ‘The Soldiers’ Farewell’ with its beautiful harmonies and cadences – so moving, it  gave me the shivers.


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12 responses to “Oxides, Blue Sky and Singing ‘The Soldiers’ Farewell’

  1. Noeleen

    May 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I can’t tell! I don’t know. Was it a scientist who told you they were oxides i the concrete? They actually look like fossilised ferns to me… but they are the best nature-grafitti I’ve ever seen.

    Oh, I love how you find 3 beautiful things each day 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Whatever they are, they are very lovely and I found another, very pale, one today!

  2. dilipnaidu

    May 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Only a calm and peaceful mind is able to observe nature’s fine work ~ the fern-like patterns.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind words,
      Regards from Cornwall 🙂

  3. dhphotosite

    May 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    What a nice surprise to find on/in your patio pavers!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Indeed! And thanks again for your comment on my photos yesterday. That means a lot coming from you with your talent for lovely photos. 🙂

  4. Don

    May 22, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Fern looks like a fossil in rock. Quite beautiful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      It is isn’t it? They certainly add to the beauty of the new courtyard area. 🙂

  5. katehobbs

    May 22, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Whatever they are in the stones, they are very special. I love the detail. The first one looks like a snowflake. And at last, some beautiful weather for you in the UK!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 22, 2012 at 5:57 am

      Thank you for your comments. Yes, it does feel like ‘at last” Let’s hope it does last!
      Glad you can see the beauty in the stones too.
      Have a good day

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    May 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Oxides or fossils, they look really antique and beautiful 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 22, 2012 at 6:25 am

      Yes, they do, don’t they? There are lots of them too and they make the patio much more interesting!


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