This is a beautiful piece of writing and such important thoughts.
Another photo from our trip –
Relief today but now 6 weeks of uncertainty…….
In hope of a lovely display round about New Year, I have ‘planted’ hyacinths in Mum’s beautiful old glasses. They are now in a dark cupboard for the next few weeks until there are good root systems to be seen.
We enjoyed Frittata for lunch today.
It has rained, hard, again, all day so this morning I put haloes on my new glass angels and this afternoon baked a Banana and Raisin Loaf which is very tasty.
We’ve been doing some sorting out and came across this mug given to our son by my parents. The surprise when all the milk had been drunk was a delight to see! D loved playing the trick on visiting friends!
We weren’t the only ones enjoying the view at one of the overlooks into Bryce Canyon.
Later in our trip we visited The Devils Garden of the Grand Staircase Escalante in south central Utah where there are the most amazing hoodoos to wander between.
Our walk today took us from Gylly Beach to Swanpool and we were delighted to see some wild flowers still bravely putting out their flowers and lots of berries and seeds. There was quite a lot of activity on the beach and the water, even swimmers!
We wondered what this stone was telling us.
We went to find the plant we saw the other day where I showed only the beautiful seed pods. Here are the leaves in case they help with the identification.
We have stopped listening to the Today programme on Radio 4 in the mornings as the combative nature of the interviews and the general bad news is not contributing to our well-being. Instead we are listening to music, this morning on Radio 3, and caught the delightful Elizabeth Alker in her Breakfast slot. One of the pieces she played was Jeanne by Georges Brassens and I loved it so thought I would share it with you here. If you’d like a translation of the words, click on this link.
Super delicious new soup for lunch, Herby Broccoli and Pea, one I shall repeat.
I’m loving making Angels for the Christmas markets. Here are the latest bunch, all foiled and ready for soldering.
We have recently been in America, driving in Arizona, Utah and Nevada seeing stunning landscapes and meeting wonderful people. I found this little painted stone on the wall at the Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River on our way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
On the way there we called in at the Cameron Trading Post where I was delighted by the display of naturally dyed yarns.
I love the cacti in Arizona! They are Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) and are familiar from lots of films.
It has been a beautiful Autumn day today, cold, bright and sunny and I spent some time planting bulbs for a beautiful Spring. So far I have planted up four of our chimney pots. The pictures are from the packets of bulbs………..
There are just five rather raggedy and weather beaten Clematis Montana Elizabeth flowers but their scent carries right along the path.
We have been to see a brilliant and very disturbing film this evening, “Sorry We Missed You” directed by Ken Loach. There was a live streamed Q&A afterwards with Ken Loach, the writer Paul Laverty and the four main actors. That was as passionate and hard hitting as the film which you really must see if at all possible. It is a heartbreaking record of so many lives today and why we in the UK need a change of government.
Walking home from town today along the lane it pleased me to see Passion flowers in the hedgerow, escapees from a nearby garden I am supposing.
Further along there were many Green Shield Bugs, both green and brown (Are they also Shield bugs? – a whole family of them!
It was the sound of this sculpture, Clearing, by Antony Gormley, that I enjoyed the most. As people navigated the space, stepping over, crouching, twisting and turning, crouching and reaching, the ‘8 kilometres of square section aluminium tube’ bumped against itself and different sounds reverberated around the room.