Hyacinth, Card and A Winding Road

05 Jan

1   The first of the hyacinths that I planted some weeks ago is just coming into flower and smells lovely. If you click the red link you’ll see what they looked like on November 22nd.

Hyacinth coming into bloom

Hyacinth coming into bloom

2   I took the Christmas cards down today and was again struck by the quotation from Simon Dach on this one from my dear sister-in-law. It’s what we do for each other even though we are many miles apart – Atlanta, Georgia and Cornwall, UK.  If you’d like to know more of the poem and the poet, click here

We will stand together

We will stand by each other

3    This beautiful painting came into my Fb page today and I was amazed to read that it was done by a 7 year old. She and her Mum have given permission for me to feature it here today – thank you very much to you both.  I especially love the way Anishka has used colour in the trees which is echoed in the hills and the way the perspective works. This would make a very beautiful embroidery and is quite inspiring!

Anishka's painting. She's a very talented seven year old.

Anishka’s painting. She’s a very talented seven year old.

These are the lovely messages from Anishka  and her Mum -“Anishka has a few words to share with you………….

I really want to be artist when I am older because i love art.I drew a house there because houses are usually built near grass.I chose the colours because they remind me about summer.  I did trees because I felt it looked 3D.

………. all her own words and typing and I loved listening to her spell because (Birds Eat Custard And Usually Scrambled Egg) How cool is that! Hope this helps, let me know if you need anymore info! x” Anishka’s Mum is an artist herself and you can find her work here.

I’ve ticked the ‘super-awesome’ button on today’s post. I don’t know what it does but feel that Anishka’s work deserves to be seen. By the way, I don’t know this family – only serendipitously ‘met’ them through Fb today.


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15 responses to “Hyacinth, Card and A Winding Road

  1. Dilip

    January 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Beautiful hyacinths! Here’s wishing you a very happy New Year.
    Cheers 🙂

  2. Patty B

    January 6, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    It is so nice to be getting your blog in my inbox once again – your beautiful pictures warmed my cold soul today especially the hyacinth – for the promise of spring and the very talented young lady who painted the picture of “summer”. You can let her know it was much appreciated in a very bitter cold Pennsylvania! 😉

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      I’ll do that! Hope you can keep warm. I’ll send warm vibes across the ether! 🙂

      • Patty B

        January 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm

        It is working we are warming up to the upper 20’s!! Thanks!! LOL

  3. greenbenchramblings

    January 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    What a beautiful card and such gentle words. The little girl’s painting is amazing. It could easily be taken as the work of an adult. It is full of movement and mood through the lines and the use of colour. As an ex-education advisor responsible for creativity in primary schools I find it heartening to see. Malc

  4. valeriedavies

    January 6, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Super -awesome and super-like… LOve the sheep and the snow and the lovely words, and as for the painting… exquisite – what a colour palette… rhythm and perfect balance… sheer poetry..

  5. unexpectedincommonhours

    January 6, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Beautiful hyacinth and beautiful drawing by Anishkha. Thank you for sharing. And I love the Christmas card. (Your sister-in-law in Atlanta may get some snow this week. I live about 80 miles north of Atlanta, and we are due to get frigid cold, record-breaking arctic temperatures, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. Schools will be closed, and there is much concern for the homeless in our area.)

  6. mselene

    January 5, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Those hyacinths are gorgeous! I am so looking forward to spring and all the blooming flowers it brings! It’s just around the corner (at least that’s what I’m telling myself)! 🙂

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    It’s so good to share what we find with others…her daughter is following her Mother’s footsteps it seems…Really is good!…and I loved the mixed media works by the mother…
    Nice group of photos today which had my interest …

  8. Lou O'hara

    January 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you so so much for getting in touch today through Facebook, Anishkha had so much positive feedback about her work and it also reminds me of what a wonderful site Facebook is, it brings so many people together and keeps people connected, I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write about myself and Anishka in your blog…. your very very kind and you have two new followers in us both! Happy New Year xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      It’s lovely to hear from you here too. I’m very glad to share that beautiful painting. Anishka really has got talent!
      Happy New Year to you both 🙂

      PS I love your own work too!

      • Lou O'hara

        January 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

        Thank you… your too kind! x

        • mybeautfulthings

          January 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm

          Hello again, I hope you will come back in and visit this page to read all the lovely comments about Anishka’s painting!
          All the best to you both 🙂

          • Lou O'hara

            January 6, 2014 at 2:42 pm

            I am receiving notifications of all these lovely comments and I am so blown away…. thank you again to yourself and all your wonderful followers xxx

          • mybeautfulthings

            January 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm

            I’m very pleased to hear that. I’m blown away by my statistics for yesterday too! Anishka’s painting brought in many, many viewers!
            Happy days to you both 🙂


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