Sweet Peas, Colour Contrast and A Birthday Video

28 Jul

Our Sweet Peas in one pot are glorious. The other pot is finished. 🙁

Sweet Peas

Serendipity again as the bright orange Montbretia/ Crocosmia has popped up with the purple Tom Thumb Pittosporum hedge.

Montbretia against the dark Tom Thumb Pittosporum

A  couple of months ago , I was asked to take part in a Birthday video for an ex pupil of mine. The idea was to screw up some paper with a Happy Birthday message on it. Have it thrown to you from the left, unscrew it, show the message to the camera and throw it off to the right. It made for a very special and individual birthday present.
It occurred to me that it would be a lovely thing to do for our dear choir leader, Claire, with whom we have been unable to sing in person for 5 months because of the Covid situation. Fortunately we have in one of our choirs a brilliantly talented individual who agreed to put together the 60+ videos valiantly made by our community of choir members! Thanks so much, Kenn! What a success it has been! Here it is for your delectation. The setting is the Penryn River, our view from the rehearsal room and the music is sung by the choirs.


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7 responses to “Sweet Peas, Colour Contrast and A Birthday Video

  1. nrhatch

    August 2, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    What a clever idea for the birthday video!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 2, 2020 at 6:24 pm

      Got it from a young friend whose sister asked me to join in. I used to teach them both many moons ago. It worked well didn’t it? Claire was delighted. 🙂

  2. Sandra

    July 29, 2020 at 10:36 am

    What a marvellous video! Claire must have been thrilled. Thanks for sharing it with us; I loved it too!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      She did! Such a lovely idea wasn’t it from my friend and so well put together by one of the choir members. 🙂

  3. beth

    July 28, 2020 at 10:20 pm


  4. Heyjude

    July 28, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    The video is beautiful!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 29, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Yes, I was delighted with the way it turned out – and so was Claire! 🙂


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