Honeysuckle Scent, Fresh Eggs and Live Music

28 Jun

1    Walking in Truro today, I first was struck by the overwhelming and sweet smell of honeysuckle and then saw this cheeky squirrel feeding from food left out for him or for birds – I wasn’t sure.





2   This week’s free range eggs, bought yesterday from friends at choir, are very beautiful.

Varieties of eggs

Varieties of beautiful just-laid eggs

3   Tonight we have been to the Melting Pot to see a fabulous  group – Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra – lively and very skilled musicians from Newcastle.

Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra

Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra


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18 responses to “Honeysuckle Scent, Fresh Eggs and Live Music

  1. theamateurcamera

    June 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    The honeysuckle looks gorgeous and I absolutely love your egg rack! Lovely cute squirrel pic too! 🙂

  2. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    June 29, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I like your egg rack too – I think you’ve shown pictures of it before. I have a little bowl of bird feed that I leave out just for the chipmunk that lives under our porch – he always looked so envious of the birds and the cat really enjoys sitting in the window and watching him fill his cheeks.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Yes, I have shown it before and loved this week’s eggs (such variety in size, colour and type) so much, had to show it again!

      We saw chipmunks for the first time when we went to the Grand Canyon. What delightful little creatures they are! I would put out food for them too. 🙂

  3. dhphotosite

    June 29, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    This was an exceptional year for honeysuckle. Love the squirrel photo and there is nothing better than free range eggs. Love the illustration too!

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you for calling in. It’s a delightful cd cover isn’t it? The music was fun too. 🙂

  4. Teepee12

    June 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Do you really have a display egg rack? Who invented that? And … I have to ask … why? Easter eggs?

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Why is a good question! The answer: because I like it! In fact, when I bought the ‘egg rack’ at an antiques fair, I was told it was a Welsh wooden spoon rack and I did use it for wooden spoons at first but I like the look of it with eggs on, so – it’s an egg rack! 🙂

  5. Jim in IA

    June 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Our honeysuckle is prolific this year. The blooms are orange on our plant.

    I’m curious about the egg-curio cabinet. I’ve never seen that before. Tell me more about it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      We have an orange one in the garden, planted last year but are really disappointed with its lack of scent though the label says it should smell. Does yours?

      I believe the ‘egg rack’ is in fact a Welsh wooden spoon rack but I like to keep eggs on it. It polishes up nicely and is a pretty thing to have in the kitchen. 🙂

      • Jim in IA

        June 30, 2013 at 1:33 am

        No, our orange one doesn’t smell either. Too late to get my money back. The thing is big and pretty, tho.

        Good use for the spoon rack. And, the eggs are each different. I thought maybe it was an old fashioned way of keeping track of the freshest and oldest eggs.

  6. Don

    June 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I can just smell that Honeysuckle.

  7. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    June 29, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Love your Honeysuckle; I planted it this year for the first time and I am looking forward to the day when the scent wafts across the porch. You photo was very encouraging for me.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      That honeysuckle was in Truro. Ours in the garden is not as prolific but I have hopes for next year too. I hope yours does its thing for you! 🙂

  8. Frank

    June 29, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Honeysuckle is sweet ,,, too bad the wild variety here is a prolific grower … Meanwhile, gotta love a Friday night with music.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Oh yes! And tonight as I’m writing, the Rolling Stones are playing at Glastonbury and in our sitting room! 🙂

  9. Choc Chip Uru

    June 29, 2013 at 1:15 am

    As sad as this sounds, I have never smelt fresh honeysuckle! When I find some, definitely 😀


    • mybeautfulthings

      June 29, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      it has a scent like no other and is sweet and heady. I hope you get to smell some before too long! 🙂


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