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Daffodils, Scarf and The Harbour at Night (and a Blogger Challenge)

30 Jan

1 The Cornish daffodils I bought the other day have opened and look just beautiful in the sunshine.

Cornish daffodils

Cornish daffodils

2    I had a special request from KJ for a new scarf for J as the one I made before Christmas has gone missing. I used up the wool that I made his sister’s Cat Hat and Cowl from and knitted all last night and this afternoon and got it to the post just in time!

New scarf for J

New scarf for J

3   We went to the Maritime Museum for a fabulous talk this evening given by Roz Savage about her exploits rowing solo across the oceans. Falmouth Harbour was looking particularly beautiful in the just-dark of the evening.

Boats in the harbour

Boats in the harbour

Reflections in the harbour

Reflections in the harbour

P.S.  I was challenged by Yvonne to use all the favourite words I was given the other day to write a post containing all the words. I can manage a paragraph!

Heffalump was very happy that he had finally reached the attic uttering, ” Fabbydabbydozy” as he entered the enormous well-lit space and started exploring. He was happily fishing around in the ubiquitous clutter, when he found himself suddenly defenestrated. Somewhat discombobulated and out of breath, he looked around to assess the sorry situation. Serendipity! He had landed, rather fragrantly, in the honeysuckle and shaken but unharmed, declared,”Alleluia!  Now, how to achieve anabasis?”

Thanks to john zandepamasaurus, valeriedavies ,djdfr and tartanpants for their favourite words! Also for http://anelephantcant.me/ just because!

 

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29 responses to “Daffodils, Scarf and The Harbour at Night (and a Blogger Challenge)

  1. Writer / Mummy

    February 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I really like your favourite words 🙂 discombobulated and defenestrated would have to be on my list too!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      February 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Glad you likes the words as well as the daffodils! I had great fun using all the words I was given and working them into a paragraph. 🙂

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  2. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    February 1, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Daffodils – a sign of spring! After the cold damp and rainy weather we have been having it is nice to see the flower that promises us spring is on its way! 🙂

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    • mybeautfulthings

      February 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Isn’t it? If only it would stop raining!! 🙂

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      • thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

        February 11, 2013 at 3:41 am

        same here – it either snows or rains which makes for a nasty winter.

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  3. Our Growing Paynes

    January 31, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Daffodils are my mum’s favourite flowers. We have a few months to go before ours come up. So this is lovely to look at. 🙂

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    • mybeautfulthings

      January 31, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      So glad you liked them. I love the cheeriness of daffodils too. 🙂

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  4. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    January 31, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    How are you getting on with knitting the snowdog??

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    • mybeautfulthings

      January 31, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      I’ve done all the sections but one, so he’s almost ready for stuffing and sewing up. I’m finding him quite a challenge so am knitting lots of other things at the same time!
      I’ll get back to him over the weekend. He is not a ‘knit-and-watch-tv’ project! Thank you for asking! 🙂

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  5. Teepee12

    January 31, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I hope you noticed I gave you an award today!! http://teepee12.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/reader-appreciation/

    and enjoy!!

    Stopping by here is alway so refreshing 🙂

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  6. Don

    January 31, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    The Daffodils are absolutely exquisite. Whenever I see Daffodils my mind always goes to Wordsworth’s poem. I’ve never forgotten seeing them in the lake District. Loved your images, especially the night ones. Clever paragraph as well. Thanks for a great post.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      January 31, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasing post to write too.
      I’ve never seen the Lake District daffodils. I’m envious! 🙂

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  7. valeriedavies

    January 31, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Brilliant paragraph sally – I had a good laugh – very clever !

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  8. Choc Chip Uru

    January 31, 2013 at 5:09 am

    What a gorgeous scarf my friend and your photos of the harbour and the daffodil are lovely 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

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  9. Hudson Howl

    January 31, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Sky over the Atlantic scarf?…..not likely but it reminded me of just that. With the exception of the daffodils there is a nautical theme happen. An idyllic maritime night scape. I can hear the sounds: salt water lapping, tether lines tugging and stretching between moor and vessel. I marvel at Roz Savage’s adventures, mind boggling, yet probably impossible without modern day science and knowledge. Still they are incredible grueling undertakings – imagine the ancient mariners who languished for centuries to acquire knowledge an nerve to venture just short distances in comparison.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      February 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

      You did hear all that we heard and that I was trying to capture! being somewhat afraid of being on the sea, I was totally in awe of what she did. It was amazing to listen to her adventures and to see her photos and videos!
      The Ancient Mariners- oh yes! What fortitude! What imagination! What lives! 🙂

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  10. Alex Autin

    January 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Those are beautiful shots of the harbor …and wow, such a clear night! The daffodils are making me think of spring!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      February 4, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Thank you. It was such a clear night – I couldn’t quite believe my photos as I had no flash! 🙂

      The lovely Brian Cox was on TV last night giving a lecture. He was gorgeous but I didn’t understand it all! You probably will. I hope you can get it from this link
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b018nn7l/A_Night_with_the_Stars/

      All the best
      🙂

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      • Alex Autin

        February 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

        Thanks! I checked out the link but apparently it’s only available in the UK. I’ll have to see what I can find on YouTube. I could listen to him endlessly, but yes, at times he goes right over my head!

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  11. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    January 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    the daffodils are sunshiney–something we have not seen here for awhile–love the scarf and the marina–but really like how you used those words – fantastic!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      January 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you! I had fun playing with the words and making up the story! 🙂

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  12. tartanpants

    January 30, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Great post! Well done on the paragraph 🙂

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    • mybeautfulthings

      January 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you. I had fun playing with the words. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

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  13. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    you are “all that” as my granddaughter says…great paragraph…kinda fun too I bet…love the scarf that you can just whip together…love it!…and the harbour …how beautiful!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      February 4, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Thank you! The scarf was knitted with very thick wool on very big needles so it grew really quickly! I did enjoy writing the paragraph! The harbour was amazing that night! 🙂

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