Seed Heads, Bonfire Night and Treasures

05 Nov

The seed heads on the Fennel are lovely against the sky.

Fennel seed head

Fennel seed head

Today, Bonfire Night in Great Britain,  is my Mum’s birthday. As a little girl, she thought everyone was celebrating her birthday with bonfires and fireworks. She was born in 1914, 101 years ago.

My Mum and her little brother

My Mum and her little brother

Here I show you another section of my print tray with two more of the little brass owls, some more of my keys, a stripy piece of stone from The Grand Canyon,  a grey stone from a Cornish beach and a lump of lava from Hawaii. The dark shiny stone was collected by my Mum and Dad many, many years ago. They thought it looked like a statue of the Madonna and Child.  The little house with the words, Live the life you love, we bought in New England a couple of years ago.  Four more sections to go…….

More treasures

More treasures



6 responses to “Seed Heads, Bonfire Night and Treasures

  1. nrhatch

    November 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Love the photo of your mom and uncle. What cuties! My sister was born of the 5th of July and thought the July 4th fireworks were for her.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 6, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      That’s so lovely! Haven’t heard of anyone else thinking that! 🙂

  2. Hils Bryant

    November 6, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Beautiful images and memories!

  3. calvin

    November 6, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Seed head silhouette, soothing intricacy. A reminder to look to the sky every now and then.

    .The hand tinted print of your mother and her brother, timeless. Looks like curly locks rock in your genes. He’s grinning and looking at someone off to the side, and she very cool as cucumber looks deep into the lens. Something about barefoot children that just seem to say -happy and content.

    A thousand and one tales pigeon-holed.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 6, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      I love how you give me a different perspective on my own posts! Thank you. 🙂

  4. grandfathersky

    November 6, 2015 at 3:02 am

    The stone with the stripe through it is an indication of flowing magma that caused the breakup of the great continent of Pangea … I see the Mary and son in the other. Very nice.


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