Window Box, Flowers and Peace

18 Nov

We were in Truro this afternoon and I spotted these lovely colourful window boxes.

Further on was this shrub that I don’t know the name of, with such pretty flowers. EDIT My lovely blogging friend, Ute, tells me this is called ‘Hot Lips’ from the Salvia family. Or ‘Salvia jamensis’.Thanks,Ute.

We were in Truro to hear various speakers, Palestinian and Jews, all so very concerned about the situation in Gaza. Just one quotation from one speaker for you, heartbreaking rather than beautiful, “We have lost 12,000 smiles.” That made me weep this afternoon and resonates in my head over and over again.

I am reminded of an amazing song by Peggy Seeger, ‘Oh, how I long for peace.”  Do click on the link.


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8 responses to “Window Box, Flowers and Peace

  1. Awakening Wonders

    November 19, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    A lovely shrub!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 22, 2023 at 7:59 pm

      I thought so and now I know what it is. 🙂

  2. Judith

    November 19, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Hi Sally, it is a hot lips salvia.
    It’s very sad what is going on in the world today. We pray everyday. Look after yourselves love Judith xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 22, 2023 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you for the id. I think we may try to find one of those. I find I cannot watch the news. I do listen as I want to know but I really don’t want to see. Take care, love, Sally xx

  3. utesmile

    November 18, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    Dear Sally, this lovely shrub, I got one in my garden, from a friend is called ‘Hot Lips’ from the Salvia family. Or ‘Salvia jamensis’.
    Definitely a heartbreaking quote. A very sad situation there with the families and all the civilians who are right in the middle of it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 18, 2023 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you for that. I will go in and edit. Such a sad and desperate situation for all the civilians caught up in it all.

  4. ladysighs

    November 18, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    I feel so very helpless. They must feel so very hopeless.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 18, 2023 at 8:17 pm

      Me too. It’s all so terrible. You have to wonder at their courage to go on. It is heartbreaking.


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