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Cricket, Crinodendron and Creativity

08 Sep

Redruth Cricket Club

1   My Brother-in-law, who lives in Warsaw, is staying with us for a couple of weeks and had a wish to see an English Cricket match. We were lucky that the last match of the season was being played at home on the Cricket ground only minutes away from us. It was very relaxing watching the slow progress and pleasing to catch some of the action.

Bowler and batsman

Getting a single run

2   On the way home is a whole hedge of the beautiful Crinodendron Hookerianum. Our little bush is doing well but is still only a year old.   Crinodendron Hookerianum is a fascinating shrub that has on it buds, flowers and seed pods at all stages all at once.

Crinodendron Hookerarium – our little shrub in the Spring

Crinodendron with flower, just-opening seed pod and ready-to-drop-its-seeds seed pod

Finished flower, incipient seed pod

Fresh seed pod

Seed pod bursting

3    Created a new Spine Poem:

Spine poem

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2012 in environment, family, flowers, garden, nature, poetry

 

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5 responses to “Cricket, Crinodendron and Creativity

  1. Don

    September 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    The photos are wonderful. There’s something extremely restful in watching a cricket match in England. Not sure what it is, but being a cricket lover I know it to be true. I remember Michael Parkinson describing the feeling, but I can’t remember where. I think it was on one of his shows.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      September 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      It was the first time I had experienced watching a real match, had only seen bits on TV before. It really was the most relaxing and pleasing episode. 🙂

       
  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    September 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I appreciate the way you see things, and love your spine poetry

     
  3. Choc Chip Uru

    September 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I love your spine poems! And I used to detest cricket but I am starting to appreciate it more now that I watched a program on Kerry Packer 😀
    Great post!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

     
  4. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    September 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    You do take such lovely photos – great stuff!!!

     

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