RSS

Daily Archives: January 20, 2014

Another Rainbow, A Tiny Tooth and Clementines

1   As we drew the curtains this morning there was a glorious rainbow, a full curve with a reflection all the way from St Ives where we could see the sun shining to beyond St Agnes Beacon.

Rainbow through winter branches

Rainbow through winter branches

2   We had a delightful Skype with L and Grandbaby B who has just one mm of a pearly tooth!

3    Beautiful orange clementines with waxy green leaves on in a richly blue and green salt glaze bowl  by Jane Hamlyn – gorgeous!

Clementines

Clementines

 
16 Comments

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Beauty, nature, photography, Postaday 2014

 

Tags: , , ,

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

This is the gravestone to the Martin Family and is in Gwennap Churchyard, Cornwall. It is the  story of the family on this stone that inspired my Dad to write his best novel, “Jeremy Visick”. You could click on the photo to make it bigger and to make it easier to read. I’ve put the text under the photo too.  Do read it through – what a life for that family, for Ann who lost so many children and her husband – and, indeed for many families in Cornwall in the 1800s.

The Martin Gravestone

The Martin Gravestone

 

IN

LOVING MEMORY

OF

JOHN MARTIN

OF TING TANG IN THIS

PARISH WHO WAS KILLED

BY AN ACCIDENT IN WHEAL

 PINK MINE 1ST MAY 1848

AGED 51 YEARS

ALSO OF ANN, WIFE OF

THE ABOVE DIED 16 DEC 1866

AGED 65 YEARS.

ALSO OF PETHERICK CROSSMAN

3RD SON OF THE ABOVE

WHO DIED 1ST JULY 1829

AGED 13 MONTHS

ALSO LAVENIA ANDREW 4TH

DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE

WHO DIED 9TH NOVEMBER, 1843

AGED 14 MONTHS.

ALSO WILLIAM PETHERICK, 2ND

SON OF THE ABOVE WHO WAS

KILLED BY AN ACCIDENT IN

WHEAL JEWEL MINE 19 DEC 1844

AGED 18 YEARS.

CAPTAIN NICHOLAS ANDREW

THE 5TH SON. DIED 14 FEB 1872

FROM INJURIES RECEIVED IN THE

VARZIA MINES PORTUGAL AND

WAS THERE INTERRED. AGED 37 YEARS.

ALSO, JOHN ELDEST SON OF THE ABOVE

WHO DIED 5TH JUNE 1876.

AGED 51 YEARS.

EDWIN THOMAS, YOUNGEST SON,

WHO DIED 22ND JAN 1878

AGED 33 YEARS.

I’ve read the novel at least a dozen times as it was on the reading list for the children I was teaching. (It was studied at schools all over the country, not only at the school I was teaching at!) We used to study this gravestone and the pupils would write a diary from Ann’s point of view. Their empathy was wonderful and the diaries often quite heartbreaking.

For others in this challenge, click here

 

Tags: , ,

 
%d bloggers like this: