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Frost, Miniature Trunk and A Dragon in Our Street

11 Feb

1   I love how the frost has highlighted the veining on the Primrose leaves and the hairiness of the leaves on the Alpine Strawberry.

Frost enhancing the veining on the primrose leaves

Frost enhancing the veining on the primrose leaves

Frosted strawberry leaves

Frosted strawberry leaves

2   When my Mum was a little girl of only 11 years old, she was sent away to boarding school in 1925.   To help her accept this, someone ( and sadly I don’t know who this lovely person was, not her parents, I think) made her a little trunk like the one all her own things were packed into. In the trunk were miniature versions of her school uniform: tunic, blazer, shirts, tie, even underwear and socks.  Mum kept this little trunk all her life (though the doll and the little clothes are long gone) and in its two layers, kept ribbons, elastic, bias tape, name tapes and cords for her sewing. I still have the trunk and am slowly using up the contents, though they will never all be gone.  Wasn’t that a beautiful thing to do for a sad little girl?

Mum's miniature trunk

Mum’s miniature trunk – not her dolly

3     I wish there was a dragon like this on our roof!

There's a Dragon in our street!

There’s a Dragon in our street!

 

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15 responses to “Frost, Miniature Trunk and A Dragon in Our Street

  1. reneeboomer

    February 15, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Beautiful photos Sally. Love the ‘miniature trunk for your Mum’. So, so precious. 🙂 Renee

     
  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

    all wonderful photos but, loved the story of your Mother…bittersweet…

     
  3. valeriedavies

    February 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

    What a loving soul to do such a beautiful thing for your mother… it would have been so time-consuming, though some people did have plenty of leisure in those days of maids and cooks…but still,what love…

     
  4. Pat Bean

    February 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Love the frost, trunk and dragon. Great eye and fun photos.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      February 11, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Really glad you like them. I love finding my three things each day. 🙂
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

       
  5. Kathleen Richardson

    February 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I always love these bits and pieces of your life, Sally. Your Mum was born the same year as my mother.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      February 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      Amazing isn’t it to think that next year it will be 100 years since our Mums were born and yet they are still so alive to us (Maybe you are lucky enough to still have your Mum – mine died in 1994 but lives with me still in so many ways)
      All the best to you 🙂

       
  6. Choc Chip Uru

    February 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    The frosted leaves are such a beautiful morning sight 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      February 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      I went out in my pj’s to get those photos! 🙂

       
  7. Hudson Howl

    February 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    The frost on the leaves…..visually delicious!

     
    • Hudson Howl

      February 11, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Dragons on your street, some people just have all the luck. I just have nosey neighbours.

       
    • mybeautfulthings

      February 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      I agree – a bit like cabbage! 🙂

       
  8. Yvonne

    February 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I love how you pick up such detail with your camera 🙂

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      February 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      I love my clever little camera too! 🙂

       

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