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About mybeautfulthings

Finding the beautiful in the everyday - I write about three things each day which please me in some way - people, food, art, nature, words, music and anything that makes me smile and I hope will make you smile too.

Pressed Flowers and Thanks

I am making an Early Days memory board for our Golden Wedding celebrations next week.  Among my treasures are some flowers that I collected and pressed while on our Honeymoon in St Ives. They have kept their colour remarkably well for 50 years!

Fuchsia and Rose of Sharon

I promised you more of the Onondaga Nation Thanksgiving words.

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2017 in Photography, Uncategorized

 

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Granny Square Day, Woodpecker and Chicken Pie

Today is National Granny Square Day so I would like to show you some Granny squares made by my Granny and made into a blanket by my daughter for her daughter. LiveWire 4 has a blanket made by her Mum and her Great Great Granny! Please look at this earlier post as I cannot move the photos to here.

We have had the Woodpecker back feeding here again.

Woodpecker at the feeding station

The first contingent of family arrive on Thursday  for our ten day long Golden Wedding Celebrations and today I have made the pie filling for Chicken, Potato and Asparagus Pie.

Awaiting the potato layer

 

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Onondaga Nation, Tomatoes and Sand Dollar Earrings

In The Heard Museum in Phoenix last year, I found a beautiful 53″ long wall hanging entitled “Greetings and Thanks to the Natural World, a daily thanksgiving inspired by the Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee’. I’ll show you a piece a day for the next ten days.

A Daily Thanksgiving inspired by the Onondaga Nation

Special thanks today go to three of my friends with whom I sing for a lovely hardworking afternoon and to J for a share in his wonderful tomato crop.

Mixed tomatoes

Still sorting! Today I came across such a little treasure in a box of forgotten earrings. I have shown you Sand Dollars before but these are tiny and so perfect and I have never worn them.They measure just over 1cm in diameter. Click here and here to see earlier mentions.

Sand dollar earrings

I am loath to break one of my Sand Dollars to find the ‘five perfect doves’ mentioned but am very tempted. Watch this space!

 
 

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The Bunch, Sweet Peas and New Clematis

Here is the beautiful bunch of brightness that our friends brought yesterday.

The beautiful Bunch

Our Sweet Peas are just about finished which is very disappointing and much earlier than last year. We have picked all the ones from the very top and dug the rest up!

Last of our Sweet Peas

We will replace them with Clematis that will come back year after year rather than us having to plant each year – labour saving ploy and finding the best in the situation as is my wont. We have bought  two purple and two white ones, the names of which I have forgotten for the moment. I’ll look at the labels tomorrow.

Clematis

Today I hit 2,000 Followers! Thank you one and all. 🙂

 

 

The Gift of a Flower

We’ve had a delightful time with friends this evening and this beautiful bloom was in the flowers they brought for us.

One of the bunch

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2017 in Beauty, flowers, friendship

 

Stamps, Mists and Beans

Still sorting! Today I found some stamps dated from 1980, one of which brought a wry smile – the one on the right with the words, “America’s Light Fueled by Truth and Reason.”

“America’s Light Fueled by Truth and Reason”

We went to Marazion Bay again today to find a few stones for our fountain. It was cold, wet and windy and the wind-surfers were have an exhilarating time.

St Michael’s Mount in the mists

We’ve harvested a few Broad Beans for supper tonight.

Broad Beans from our garden

 

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Hedgehog, Fiddlehead and Unicorn

We found evidence of our visiting hedgehog this morning on the slate terrace.

Hedgehog footprints

I love Fiddleheads on ferns.

Unfurling fern

I saw this tin in a shop today and it made me smile.

Unicorn tin

 
 
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