Love-in-the-Mist, Heather Tree and A Supper Tray

24 Aug

1   I love Nigella (aka Love-in-the-mist) flowers and seeds. The seeds feed the gold finches and they’ve been at the feeder today, the flowers themselves are delicate and beautiful and the seed pods are gorgeous! When I do my Wedding Ceremonies, I give the couple a packet of these as their wedding present!


Love-in-a-mist seed pod

2   It’s been a quiet day today, looking after Mr S who has had an attack of Meniere’s disease so this next photo is from our walk the other day at Botallack. This heather pleased me, growing very close to the ground and resembling a tree in its formation. It’s only about 25cms across, smaller than it appears in the photo.

Heather resembling a tree with a little bit of blossom at the top

3    A supper tray for Mr S (who is feeling much better this evening)

Supper on a tray


Posted by on August 24, 2012 in family, flowers, garden, nature


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28 responses to “Love-in-the-Mist, Heather Tree and A Supper Tray

  1. saymber

    August 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    The heather looks like a flat tree. What a beautiful gift – seeds. I’ve always heard and repeated that marriage is like a garden that has be tended to everyday!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      I agree! Tomorrow is our 45th Wedding Anniversary! 🙂

      • saymber

        August 26, 2012 at 1:19 am

        Congratulations to you both! That’s a very important milestone and so rare these days!

  2. anelephantcant

    August 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Brilliant pics, dear lady, hope Mr S is well.
    AnElephant assumes he is a rabbit as you seem to have given him a flower for dessert!
    And thanks for your continued support and kind words.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Mr S is better, thank you and for some reason resisted his pudding!

      Thank you too for your kind words 🙂

  3. valeriedavies

    August 25, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Supper looks delicious – tempting for a delicate appetite… hope all is well

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you. Mr S has recovered well which is very pleasing 🙂

  4. hemouse

    August 25, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Love-in-the-Mist is actually very beautiful

  5. Androgoth

    August 25, 2012 at 12:56 am

    You always have a great wealth of pictures MBT
    and thank you for adding them for all of us to enjoy 🙂

    Androgoth Xx

  6. on thehomefrontandbeyondl

    August 24, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    sorry about Mr. S – but his tray looked delicious
    love the Love in the Mist

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      It was all eaten and today he is fine again 🙂 – such is the nature of Mneiere’s.

  7. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    August 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    These pictures are awesome, but not as awesome (to me) as the fact you continue to so easily identify 3 beautiful things in every day. And I love that number 3. You’re so wonderful. I can imagine you are a perfect, perfect character of person to be doing Weddings.

    I don’t know what Meniere’s disease is, I would have to look it up (so won’t pretend) but I truly hope Mr S came round okay, & the walk did some of that magic that nature does do.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      Menieres is simple but has a horrid effect. It is when the pressure in the inner ear builds up (don’t know why) but that pressure makes you have no sense of balance, makes you deaf and feel very sick so you can’t move until the attack is over. Not life threatening but no fun! Thank you very much for your concern. He’s fine now.

      I love doing Weddings! Today I’ve done a Baby Naming and they are lovely too! 🙂

      Hope you are keeping well. Sending you love 🙂

  8. pamasaurus

    August 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    That Love In A Mist flower is beautiful! I’ve never seen or heard of them before!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      They are quite delightful and come in white and pink as well as lots of shades of blue. I love them! 🙂

  9. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    August 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I don’t know if Mr S has tried it but Reflexology is very good for Meniere’s. I am a reflexologist and I have had first hand experience of this helping.
    Lovely photos as well

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      I will tell him and ask my reflexology friend about it too. Thank you very much for your concern 🙂

  10. Don

    August 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Your photos are so interesting and good. Looking at the Love-in-the-mist seed pod I’m struck by the way so much in nature resembles aspects of the human body. This seed pod looks exactly like the synapses in the human brain. But then we’re so deeply part of nature, aren’t we? I hope Mr S is feeling better. The health in that plate of food will certainly nourish him.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      What an interesting observation and, yes, you are right.

      Mr S is better thank you. The attacks last only a few days but are quite debilitating when they happen (not very often, I’m glad to say)

      Thank you for your concern – supper went down well. 🙂

  11. Choc Chip Uru

    August 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I’m glad Mr S is feeling better today 🙂
    And the name Love-In-A-Mist is beautiful!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you for you kindness, Choc Chip Uru. 🙂

  12. mixedupmeme

    August 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I love fried or sauteed zucchini. Did you make the place mat?

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      No, it’s one of my Granny’s! She was so skilful! My courgette crop failed this year and we love them too so were very disappointed. We’ll have to keep buying them! 🙂

      Have you tried a little lemon rind grated over the courgette/zucchini at the last minute? It adds a certain something! 🙂

      • mixedupmeme

        August 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm

        (meme quickly Googles courgette ) We usually fry with onions and garlic and potatoes. 🙂

        • mybeautfulthings

          August 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm

          Sounds good to me! I’ll try that next time. Have a good weekend 🙂


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