Singing and collecting – both very successful; Sweet Peas now ready for first cutting and a new book that I bought yesterday.
Author Archives: mybeautfulthings
Padstow was our destination today to meet our family visiting from America. After a mizzly journey, the sun came out for us and showed Padstow at its best.
The baskets of flowers all over the town were quite glorious.
Our Seagull was there again.
Regular readers will know that I love a beautiful pair of shoes even if I can no longer wear high heels!
Our nephew, Mark Galen Lucas, is an artist in glass and his work is remarkable. He has given me permission to show you this beautiful piece about which he says, “This piece is about depression. As one hand is trying to evolve and flower, the other plucks the petals not allowing anything unfamiliar to take hold.”
We are learning ‘Lean on Me’ at choir, ready for singing at World Refugee Day on Wednesday. The arrangement by our leader, Claire Ingleheart, is sounding amazing. I’ll give you a recording after Wednesday’s performance.
Two of next door’s cats visited this evening.
After the mizzle this morning the Clematis seed heads were beautifully covered in little droplets.
Our all-edibles trug is looking luscious! Various Lettuces, Thyme, Gives, Borage, Nasturtiums and tiny Violas, almost in flower, all ready for salads in the weeks to come.
I have been knitting again – squares this time for the WildWorks’ production, “UnEarth” which will be in the Lost Gardens of Heligan in July. I have taken a couple of paragraphs from their blog that explain both the story and the reason for the knitting. See below the photo.
“The show, which will be at The Lost Gardens of Heligan from 3rd to 22nd July, is a story of war, love, loss and hope. It explores what happens when war is over. It’s been co-commissioned by Heligan and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. 100: UnEarth forms part of 14-18 NOW’s 2018 season marking 100 years since the Armistice.
During WWI people back home were asked to do many things, work in factories, work the land and knit. They were asked to knit items to send to the troops overseas. Women were also tasked with working in munition factories. We’ve combined the knitting and the munition historical references and will be creating a knitted torpedo – an artwork that will feature as a part of the show.”
Afterwards, the squares will be restitched into blankets.
The Bengal Cat came to call again. We haven’t seen him for several months and were pleased to have him stop by again. His markings are so beautiful.
We have some Nasturtium flowers on the pan stand. When it becomes a tower of flowers, I will show you the whole thing.
I found a few wild strawberries in the herb wall this afternoon. I ate the first one and brought the rest in to share.
What an exuberant Summer Exhibition this year, curated by Grayson Perry! It is full of humour and politics and there was lots to enjoy and admire but with only one piece this year that truly moved me. Have a look through the gallery.
The piece that I looked at for ages and found most moving was a collection of carved Buttermilk prison issue soaps called Prison by Lee Cutter, just a small selection of detail for you here.