Pink Garden, A Bench and Jacques Prévert

11 Sep

1   Our September garden has a delicate pinkness about it which has taken me by surprise as pink is not my favourite colour. However, each flower is just beautiful.

Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone

Wall Daisies

Wall Daisies

Kaffir Lily

Kaffir Lily

2    I love owls and was delighted to be sent this photograph. How I would love a bench like this! I think there are 15 owls…….

Owl bench

Owl bench

3    Commenting on El Guapo’s blog recently, I was reminded of an exchange visit I made to Toulouse when I was seventeen. I spoke a few weeks ago of first meeting The Little Prince on that trip. I was also lucky enough to be introduced to the poetry of Jacques Prévert and loved this one though the falling of the horse always concerns me. I love the alliteration of the L sound and am very fond of the sound of soleil and feuilles. Just a beautiful poem.

Un cheval s’écroule au milieu d’une allée
Les feuilles tombent sur lui
Notre amour frissone
Et le soleil aussi.

Jacques Prévert

A horse collapses in the middle of an alley
Leaves fall on him
Our love trembles
And the sun too.

Translation by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

PS As I’ve looked at the preview there seems to be space for an advert. It seems I have to pay more to have these removed………


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11 responses to “Pink Garden, A Bench and Jacques Prévert

  1. greenbenchramblings

    September 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    That is a very shade of pink in the kaffir lily – ours are deep pink.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      We have some deep pink ones too but I don’t like them! I do love the very pale pink ones. 🙂

  2. maureenjenner

    September 12, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Owls, my favourites, but I love them all, birds that is. Had a great time photographing some of my recent visitors, including the bees and butterflies that invaded my garden last week during a real roaster of a week, weather-wise. Loved your pictures.

  3. Choc Chip Uru

    September 12, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Your pink flowers are gorgeous and remind me of our spring 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Shelagh

    September 12, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Love your pink garden, mine is completely yellow with rudbeckia and sunflowers, soon to be covered in orange, red, yellow leaves & mums. Although the grass still needs mowing once a week!

  5. makagutu

    September 12, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I love the bench and you don’t have to fret, there is no advert or rather I haven’t seen one

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 12, 2013 at 5:48 am

      Thank you for that reassurance! 🙂

  6. Teepee12

    September 12, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Love the bee … but REALLY love that bench. Wow!

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    September 12, 2013 at 2:14 am

    papa owl protecting his brood… while momma peaks out of the log…
    are there two owl faces on the end…I almost missed them!

  8. unexpectedincommonhours

    September 12, 2013 at 1:18 am

    I love the kaffir lily and the owl bench. Add my name to the list of those wanting the bench.

  9. Jim in IA

    September 11, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I especially like the anemone and the bench. I want one, too. 🙂


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