The Mud Maid, Stuffed Courgettes and Grasses

26 Sep

1    Our neighbours are sculptors and have just installed this beautiful Mud Maid in a private garden.  As Sue posted, “One of the most touching commissions we’ve ever had…       R has a terminal illness. She and her husband K wanted a beautiful plot for her ashes, a place where K could come and talk to her.”  Isn’t that just lovely.
The original Mud Maid is in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, as is the Heligan Giant and both of them can be seen in this post:

Mudmaid by Sue Hill and Pete Hill

Mud Maid by Sue Hill and Pete Hill

2    The same lovely neighbour gives us vegetables grown in her allotment and with a rather large courgette I have made tonight’s meal, Stuffed Courgettes.

Stuffed Courgettes

Stuffed Courgettes

3   It has been another glorious September day and walking up from town, these Grass seed heads against the cerulean sky caught my eye.

Grass and sky

Grass and sky



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12 responses to “The Mud Maid, Stuffed Courgettes and Grasses

  1. Kate Happenence

    September 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    You’ve inspired me to stuff my courgettes 🙂 I was wondering what to do with them.

  2. Hudson Howl

    September 29, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Sorry I hadn’t missed this, but I am guilty of negligence in that I didn’t return to comment. When I first seen ‘the Mud Maid’ it was difficult to take my eyes off her. Such a powerful image and statement. Now, knowing the circumstances, the ‘positives’ arch beyond earthly realms. The story eats away at what life and love should be -a thoughtful presence of mind.

    Good things abound around you.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 29, 2014 at 5:46 am

      I knew she would appeal to you. Didn’t mean to make you feel guilty – I don’t always comment straightaway either and sometimes forget to go back.
      I love the love that is demonstrated by the commission and the Mud Maid herself is so serenely beautiful.

  3. maureenjenner

    September 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

    One of the most beautiful ideas I’ve ever heard of – or seen.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Isn’t it? Really touching and very beautiful. Thank you for re-blogging and for your comment. 🙂

      • maureenjenner

        September 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

        Something so beautiful is worth sharing with as many as possible. A life well-lived is worth celebrating, and what better way than to commission such a love-filled tribute.

        • mybeautfulthings

          September 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

          I would love to have such a beautiful and love-filled object in our garden!

  4. maureenjenner

    September 28, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Reblogged this on Musings of a Penpusher and commented:
    This must be one of the most beautiful ideas ever.

  5. jpeggytaylor

    September 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    A moving story and a marvelous sculpture.

  6. David Wheeler

    September 27, 2014 at 8:07 am

    What a sad story, but a wonderful sculpture.

  7. john zande

    September 26, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    The Mud Maid is fantastic!!!


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