Autumn Posy, A Poem and Glass

27 Oct

It’s late in October but we managed to find enough in the garden to make a pretty bunch of flowers for our visit to Ti this morning.

Alstroemeria, Dahlia and Fennel

We always enjoy poetry with Ti. Today’s favourite was one by Charles Causley which was new to us all. It was in the BBC book, More Poetry Please.  It’s quite long so I didn’t read it all. It begins:

Ballad of the Breadman

Mary stood in the kitchen
Baking a loaf of bread.
An angel flew in the window
‘We’ve a job for you,’ he said.
‘God in his big gold heaven
Sitting in his big blue chair,
Wanted a mother for his little son.
Suddenly saw you there.’


Mary shook and trembled,
‘It isn’t true what you say.’
‘Don’t say that,’ said the angel.
‘The baby’s on its way.’

I’ve started back at my glass work, picking out colours and bits of donated jewels to decorate the Angels with.

Angels in progress, needing heads



3 responses to “Autumn Posy, A Poem and Glass

  1. nrhatch

    October 28, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    Sally, you have the right kind of life ~ baking, cooking, gardening, volunteering, visiting with friends and family, singing, strolling, sightseeing, blogging, photography, stained glass, etc. Thanks for sharing your joy with us.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 28, 2023 at 6:46 pm

      That’s so lovely of you to say – it does all sound good when you put it like that. We do also have our moments too, you know. I just try to report on the best bits and to find the positive in everything that I can. Thank you for taking the time to make that much appreciated comment. There are days sometimes when I think, maybe I’ve done this blogging thing for long enough and then I get a lovely comment like that! Love to you and yours xx

      • nrhatch

        October 29, 2023 at 2:52 am

        Of course. Life’s not roses all of the time, but it’s wonderful to follow bloggers like you who try to share the brighter side of life. Your posts spread sunshine!


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