Father’s Day, Purple and Singing ‘Soldier’s Farewell’

17 Jun

1    Lovely cards and phone calls today for Mr S and my dear Dad (1916-2004) in my head all day.

2    Purple is one of my favourite colours (along with green – which with white, makes up the Suffragette colours, of which more in another post) Do click on the photo to see the furriness of the centre section, it’s so beautiful!

What’s left when the poppy petals have all dropped

Beautiful French Lavender

I wish you could smell this as well as see it – so lovely.

3   Singing tonight with the Treggies blew a touch of the blues away! We laugh, we sing and we sometimes cry! One song, ‘The Soldier’s Farewell’ is particularly moving and was, apparently, also sung by Cornish tin miners on the station as they were about to emigrate and leave their families far behind.


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14 responses to “Father’s Day, Purple and Singing ‘Soldier’s Farewell’

  1. dhphotosite

    June 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Super photos!!!

  2. Promenade Claire

    June 18, 2012 at 9:00 am

    what a poignant song to sing. I love to see th einside of poppies – a great shot!
    And I’m looking forward to the post on the Suffragettes

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Thank you for your comments. The poppy inside is so velvety, something I hadn’t realised until I saw my photo!

      Some years ago, I found the handwritten diary of a suffragette in my late Father’s things. I transcribed it and blogged it day by day. I’m going to re-blog it day by day again from July 11th which is when I first found it. You can have a preview if you like!

      Please feel free to comment on the blog and to set the ball rolling!
      Thanks, have a good day,

      • Promenade Claire

        June 19, 2012 at 8:33 am

        I meant to pop in here and say thanks for the link – a truly fascinating read. I’m hooked and looking forward reading it all again very shortly 🙂 Did you find out more about her – or am I pre-empting thing s:)

        • mybeautfulthings

          June 19, 2012 at 9:13 am

          So glad you found it as fascinating as I did. I got stuck in my research last time but think I should have another go before I re-blog – just in case others ask too! I will try her prison number. It was brilliant to fin my own Great Grandmother’s name in the lists when I was researching.

  3. Shelagh

    June 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Love the pix, my favourite colours too. Poppies don’t do very well here, but I have a plethora Sweet Williams and Foxgloves this year. Did you get to Falmouth for the Shanty Festival?

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 18, 2012 at 8:41 am

      I didn’t unfortunately – so much else going on. One year I will! 🙂

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    June 18, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Beautiful post my friend – flower and father 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 18, 2012 at 5:39 am

      Thank you. 🙂
      Have a good week and remember what I said about adding oats to make those breakfasts sustaining to keep you going through your exams! Good luck with them all,

  5. Androgoth

    June 18, 2012 at 1:00 am

    A lovely posting this one
    and do have a very nice
    start to your week 🙂

    Androgoth Xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 18, 2012 at 5:40 am

      Thank you 🙂 I hope you have a good week too. We have started early with the sun pouring through the windows – a good sign. 🙂
      Goldenboots xx

  6. on thehomefrontandbeyondl

    June 17, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    love the fuzziness – looks so plush up close and personal

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 18, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Doesn’t it? It wasn’t really until I saw the detail on the photograph that I realised quite how incredibly beautiful it is. 🙂


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