Velvet Moss, Neighbour’s Garden and Fragile Fans

26 Feb

1    I love the velvety texture of the moss and the crinkly-ness of the lichen.

Curly edged lichen

Curly edged lichen

Moss with a velvety texture

Moss with a velvety texture

2     Over a neighbour’s garden wall I spotted this beautiful patch.  I love the turquoise behind the flowers and the air-grid too.

A neighbour's garden

A neighbour’s garden

3   I visited the blog of a new follower today and found some very interesting writing. Take a look here. One of her posts featured a fan and I was reminded of some family fans tucked away somewhere.

I found them, all wrapped up with love. They are all very fragile and very beautiful. The feathery one was Mum’s and the two hand-painted lace ones were Granny’s so are over 100 years old.

Just heard the news about the Muckle Flugga monster!  A huge ling caught by line! Look it up! It’s as tall as the man who caught it!


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14 responses to “Velvet Moss, Neighbour’s Garden and Fragile Fans

  1. greenbenchramblings

    February 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I enjoyed the variety of photos in this post. The close ups of the lichen and mosses are beautiful.

  2. annerie

    February 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Love the fans and just LOVE your blog. Always so inspiring! Keep on doing what you are doing – you are a very talented lady with an eye for the “beautiful” things that surround us and we don’t often take notice of!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much! Lovely of you to say so. Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  3. shazzagirl70

    February 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Wow your fans are spectacular – I am so happy you were inspired to pull them out and photograph them. They look like they are antique too? How beautiful is the feathered one, I have never seen anything like that. Really loving your beautiful blog. Shazz

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you for the inspiration! They are very ole. Granny’s must date from1890 I guess and Mum’s from about 1930.

      All the best 🙂

  4. flowerpot

    February 27, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Those fans are amazing Sally! See you tomorrow I hope? xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 27, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Sorry, we’re off to London to babysit in the morning. Have a good sing xx

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 27, 2013 at 3:28 am

    beautiful old fans…you seem to take great care with the lovely things from your family…and all of the flowers in bloom…we have a while to wait…

  6. pennycoho

    February 27, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I should visit you more often. You always have such beautiful things to show and tell. Such lovely words to share with and outstanding photography to top it off. Your blog is a delight. 🙂 xx

  7. Our Growing Paynes

    February 27, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Those fans are incredible. And yes heard about the ling on the BBC. Crazy!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you – they are rather lovely aren’t they? 🙂

      • Our Growing Paynes

        February 28, 2013 at 1:05 am

        They really are. I love things with history like that.

  8. El Guapo

    February 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Did you use a fish-eye lens in the top pic?

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      No, just my wonderful little Canon with its macro setting. 🙂
      Just thought, the curved look is because the lichen was on a tree trunk. 🙂


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