Garden Birds, Doorway and Memories

05 Nov

1   The birds are back! There was an enormous crowd of Long Tailed Tits taking turns at the feeder today, in skittish mood and impossible to photograph. There were also Goldfinches and Great Tits. It’s lovely to have them all back again.

2  We went back to Penzance today, albeit briefly, and this open doorway was very inviting but we were in a hurry…..  Next time.

Open gate

Open gate

3    We went past a tree with a purple ribbon tied around it so I stepped over the grass to find out what it was all about. I have never before seen a plaque so worded and I found it very moving.

Be-ribboned tree

Be-ribboned tree

Memories - do read


My Mum would have loved this blog. She had such a lovely positive attitude to everything and today, her birthday, is Bonfire Night. Mum loved that everyone celebrated her birthday with her!



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12 responses to “Garden Birds, Doorway and Memories

  1. flowerpot

    November 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I know that gate – at least it looks like one in the gardens at Penlee going into that memorial garden! See you tmorrow Sally? xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      You are right, of course! Yes, see you tomorrow. 🙂

  2. oawritingspoemspaintings

    November 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Lovely! You just want to enter & discover what’s waiting…

  3. Choc Chip Uru

    November 6, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Your mum sounds absolutely lovely 🙂
    Her memories are so beautiful!


  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    November 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    like the plaque…good to remember those lost in this way…
    Bonfire night…you have me stumped again…what is that?…
    but, I love it that your Mom felt like all were celebrating her day!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Bonfire night is the celebration (!) of the execution of a Catholic conspirator who was caught trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1600. We light big bonfires and burn an effigyf Guy Fawkes, have fireworks, eat parkin and toffee apples and hot chocolate. Not many people actually remember what it’s all about!

      • babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

        November 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

        OK…love it…now, what’s parkin???

        • mybeautfulthings

          November 6, 2013 at 8:51 am

          I thought you might ask! It’s a kind of oatmealy gingerbread, traditional in Lancashire where my Mum came from but enjoyed everywhere, I think – though I have never seen it in Cornwall….

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      1605 in fact, trying to kill King James 1

      Mum just loved the fireworks and the fun! 🙂

  5. Don

    November 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    May the memory of your Mom shine bright for you.


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