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Daily Archives: June 9, 2014

Marigolds, Cistus and Poem

1   In our bedroom at Bolanken Barn there was a beautiful green glass containing rich orange Marigolds .The colour combination was beautiful.

Marigolds

Marigolds

2   Coming home this morning, the Cistus in the front garden is suddenly in flower, covered all over with poached eggs.

Cistus

Cistus

3  The final three lines of The Mower by Philip Larkin are an important reminder to us all.

The Mower

The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found
A hedgehog jammed up against the blades,
Killed. It had been in the long grass.

I had seen it before, and even fed it, once.
Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world
Unmendably. Burial was no help:

Next morning I got up and it did not.
The first day after a death, the new absence
Is always the same; we should be careful

Of each other, we should be kind
While there is still time.

BY PHILIP LARKIN

PS I added the photos to last Saturday’s post.

 

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Sunday 8th June

We’ve had a wonderfully restful and laid-back weekend (Thanks you so much, N,G & T) staying away in Bolanken Barn, a delightful holiday place for couples. Here is a Gallery of the weekend (See yesterdy’s post too) from Saturday night’s incredible sunset, our visit to Godolphin on Sunday morning and our observations of the wildlife –  chickens, sheep and our favourite dog, Kaia.  Click on any photo for the caption and detail.

 

 

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