Logs, Fungi and Crocus (And The Gig)

16 Mar

1   My piano teacher had had to have a tree felled as it had been almost toppled by the wild weather. The logs looked so beautiful on her lawn so I asked if I could take a photo and I was given some to bring home!

Fifteen years old?

Fifteen years old?

2   The wet weather over the last four years has wreaked havoc with my potting-up table. Once upon a time, it was a beautiful coffee table made by an ex-boyfriend and given to us as a wedding present 47 years ago. It is still well loved but, truth be told, it is beginning to rot. However, these beautiful fungi and lichen are growing on it and I’m sure it will last at least another season. I’d love it to get to 50 years old!

Beautiful fungus

Beautiful fungus

Golden fungus and lichen

Golden fungus heart and lichen

3   I’d forgotten I’d planted these very delicately mauve and purple crocuses so their appearance has been a lovely surprise.

Delicate crocus

Delicate crocus

The Goodbye Gig last night was enormous fun. We sang the best we ever had; the cabaret acts were brilliant and we will have raised a goodly amount for Comic Relief but we won’t know exactly how much until singing next Thursday.

The Suitcase Singers at Miss Peapod's

The Suitcase Singers at Miss Peapod’s

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13 responses to “Logs, Fungi and Crocus (And The Gig)

  1. Teepee12

    March 18, 2013 at 4:52 am

    The weather has effectively done in our garden. No crocus, almost no sign of any flowers at all. We are going to have to start all over again. The late frost and heavy snow did it all in. Last year we had a bumper crop … this year, nothing at all. Glad you’ve got something growing. I wish I did.

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    March 17, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I love the carbon dating rings on that tree 🙂
    And I’m sure the singing went brilliantly!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      I hope your exams are going well too. 🙂

  3. shazzagirl70

    March 17, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Your event sounds like a hit! Wish I was there to hear you sing! xx

  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    March 17, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Miss Peapod’s looks fantastic! Oh, I can just imagine how warm and spirited it was.

    Re the tree, I am fascinated, do remain fascinated that the rings are the years – and that they are so clear in the trunk. Beautiful nature, keeping secrets it reveals only when you cut the tree dead.

    As for you having a pottery table – ah! I should have known 🙂 Can imagine you’ve made some lovely things. I remember doing pottery in school and making an ash tray for my dad.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Warm and sprited describes the event perfectly! Wish you could have been there! 🙂

  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    March 17, 2013 at 12:19 am

    impressive stats – I try not to check mine as much as I used to, but still find them interesting — I am not surprised at yours–I love visiting your blog and seeing your latest beautiful things

  6. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 16, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Just love wood and yes it looks close to 15 years counting the rings…I love surprises…and flowers …how wonderful…

  7. john zande

    March 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I don’t think i’ll ever tire of hearing, “Miss Peapod’s” 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 17, 2013 at 7:58 am

      A local artist has recently decorated the entrance. I’ll get some photos next week so I can mention Miss Peapod’s again! 🙂

  8. mixedupmeme

    March 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Who would I know that would post a picture of a tree stump?
    Who would I know that would post a picture of a tree stump and have it come out looking beeUtiful? 🙂


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