Bird Table, Peace Poem and Embroidered Bees

23 Jan

1   We’ve been looking for a new bird table for some time and yesterday found one we both liked. It has already attracted a couple of small visitors.

New bird table

New bird table

2   Amy Witting / Joan Levick wrote this evocative poem, Peace. I was delighted to learn that  this Australian writer chose the surname ‘Witting’ because of a promise she made to herself to never be ‘unwitting’, to always remain conscious of everything in her life – which is what I try to do here in my blog. I can’t put the whole poem here because of copyright but here’s the link so that you can read all ten lovely lines.


At the ship’s bow. It was my eye that drew
the perfect circle of blue meeting blue.
……………….Stillness all around.
Only the perfect circle and the mast.
That moment knew no future and no past.

3   L gave me this beautiful embroidered little container but neither of us could think how I might use it. Then I thought – a jam jar of water and a bunch of Cornish daffodils so here they are!

Flowers and bees

Flowers and bees


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5 responses to “Bird Table, Peace Poem and Embroidered Bees

  1. Choc Chip Uru

    January 24, 2014 at 5:41 am

    The flowers and the bees are gorgeous together 😀


  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 23, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Bobby made me a bird feeder…similar…and I just love it!…
    It will be covered with birds …
    Like the idea you came up with for the pretty emroidered holder…couldn’t be better!

  3. Maggie O'C

    January 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I’ve never heard of a bird table and now I want one! Love the bees, always love the bees.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 24, 2014 at 8:46 am

      We’ve had fewer birds at the feeders this year and wonder if it’s the relentless rain. Already yesterday, a couple of birds came to feed under the little roof. Hoping for lots more 🙂

      • Maggie O'C

        January 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

        We have had no rain so I have birds everywhere. I want a big bird table, I’m going to look into that.


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