Suffragette Garden, ‘The Lion and Albert’ and Rosemary

05 Dec

1   Just look at these beautiful narcissi coming into flower in my garden to honour Suffragettes, all in purple, white and green.  The Hebes are doing well too.

Early Narcissi

Early Narcissi



2   I was talking about this very entertaining poem with a good friend the other day.  If you don’t know it, do listen to this recording by Stanley Holloway:     This edition, illustrated by Caroline Holden, done as a photograph album, is a delight.

The Lion and Albert by Marriot Edgar

The Lion and Albert by Marriot Edgar

3    I love being able to go out into the garden to get my herbs. Tonight I need Rosemary to finish off the Sweet Potato and Chestnut Roast that I have made for our lovely friends who are coming for dinner.

Rosemary in the garden

Rosemary in the garden


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9 responses to “Suffragette Garden, ‘The Lion and Albert’ and Rosemary

  1. Sharp Little Pencil

    June 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Well, I must thank El Guapo for his introduction to, and unabashed admiration of, your blog. I agree with others that I get so obsessed with poetry, I don’t take enough time to enjoy life. I’m an activist, a protofeminist from a feminist mom and grandma, as well as an activist in mental health and health care rights, plus an ally in the LBGT community worldwide.

    This blog gave me a moment to ponder the beauty in the world, always at work. And I love bees more than chocolate bars, because without them, we’d have nothing. Your new admirer, Amy Barlow Liberatore (Sharp Little Pencil).

  2. Teepee12

    December 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    For making ordinary things special, you have inspired me to try to see the things that are part of my daily life differently. For this, you get “A very inspiring blogger” award. The post with all the usual blah blah information will be up shortly after midnight EST (US) at:

    I’m very glad you are in my world. You remind me that small things can be very big gifts.

  3. schmoozelfleugen

    December 6, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Oh, that Rosemary looks yummy!
    I’m popping in today to let you know that I nominated you for a Sunshine Award, for the bright spot your lovely blog brings to us all. Bless you, and enjoy!

  4. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    December 6, 2012 at 1:37 am

    parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme–sorry–I was channeling Simon and Garfunkel–love your herbs!

  5. Choc Chip Uru

    December 6, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Your garden and flower photos are stunning 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. ApplePieAndNapalm

    December 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I managed to grow and not kill my first attempt at chives and I was so proud. Lovely photos!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      Well done! It is lovely to have fresh herbs to use. Our chives and mint have died down for the winter but the rosemary, sage and thyme just go on and on! 🙂


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