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Primroses, Eggs and Solemn Intention Statement

19 Apr

Today is Primrose day and I have taken photos of many of the primroses in our garden. They are my favourite flower, delicate in colour but tough little plants that flower for months. Ours were in flower at Christmas and have grown better and better over the last weeks.

Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House.

We love getting fresh eggs from friends’ chickens.

Fresh eggs and a glass chicken

The peaceful demonstrations being held by Extinction Rebellion have a Solemn Intention Statement which  is read out morning and evening at each site. Beautiful – one mind, one heart, calm, focused.

Extinction Rebellion Intention Statement.

 

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4 responses to “Primroses, Eggs and Solemn Intention Statement

  1. Sandra

    April 20, 2019 at 9:06 am

    I hadn’t heard of Primrose Day. I love them too, and knowing of the provenance makes it all the more special.

    And I adore that chicken!

    Finally, you’re right – we each should read that statement daily. Profound and also loving. Happy Easter 🙂

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  2. anotherday2paradise

    April 19, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    How interesting about the primroses and Disraeli. Live your gorgeous egg stand. If everyone took that ‘Solemn Intention Statement’ to heart, the world would be a much better place for us all.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      April 20, 2019 at 7:21 am

      That’s just what I thought – it’s a creed for us all, regardless of faith or anything else. It just speaks for humanity. It’s worth each of us reading every day. We love the egg stand too, it’s actually a wooden spoon rack! 🙂

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