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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.

New Leaves, A Visitor and Back Field Residents

Our Silver Birch has been quite slow about bursting into leaf and we were getting a little concerned so were very happy to see the first leaves at the weekend.

Silver birch

A very delicate spider appeared on the purple sage.

Spider on the Sage

The lambs in the back field are growing very quickly.

Sheep in the back field

 

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Supper, Tulip and A Car

The sun was so warm last evening that we took our supper outside, the first time this year.

Supper and a glass of wine in the garden

Our tulips are enjoying the sunshine as much as we are.

Tulip open in the sun

I loved this car that we saw in the Garden Centre car park today.

I love this one

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2019 in Photography

 

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Pudding, Planting and Poo

Yesterday I heard  a recipe described on Radio 4 and decided it would make a treat for while Daughter No 3 was with us. It was designed to make use of left-over Easter eggs, something that never happened in our house! However, I did have some white chocolate in and some cream along with some frozen cherries and raspberries. So here it is – and very scrumptious it was too.

Frozen fruit with a warm white chocolate ganache

I have planted the Sweet Peas today in a pot with lovely curvy canes tied up into a tepee shape.

Sweet peas planted up

The Sweet Pea tepee is to the left at the top of the steps

We  have a Hedgehog or maybe two!

Hedgehog poo!

 

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Six on Saturday – At the Allotment

I was invited for an Allotment Lunch today so I baked some Daisy Bread and off I went to the local allotments where our lovely neighbour and her sister have a double plot – a great opportunity for photos. At the end you will find the link to The Propagator’s blog where, in the comments, you will find lots of other Six on Saturday blogs from all over the world  which are always fun to visit.

 1.  Looking out of the shed  across the other plots.

2.   Stir fry of lots of delicious fresh produce

3.   Fresh wild garlic about to be chopped up and added to the mix

4.   Stewed rhubarb with strawberries for dessert

5.   Rainbow Chard – beautiful bright colours

6.   Marigolds and Forget-me-nots – a beautiful colour combination.

7.  The being-renovated shed

The Propagator 

 

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Primroses, Eggs and Solemn Intention Statement

Today is Primrose day and I have taken photos of many of the primroses in our garden. They are my favourite flower, delicate in colour but tough little plants that flower for months. Ours were in flower at Christmas and have grown better and better over the last weeks.

Primrose Day is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House.

We love getting fresh eggs from friends’ chickens.

Fresh eggs and a glass chicken

The peaceful demonstrations being held by Extinction Rebellion have a Solemn Intention Statement which  is read out morning and evening at each site. Beautiful – one mind, one heart, calm, focused.

Extinction Rebellion Intention Statement.

 

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Little Hands, Easter Nails and Shop Window

As I was driving to buy some more special boxes suitable for posting my glass pieces, I heard a quotation from Samuel Beckett which touched me deeply.  One of the loveliest things about having Grandchildren is that moment when you are walking along together and a little hand slips into yours. Even the ten year old still does this and I just love it!

“The child hand raised to reach the holding hand. Hold the old holding hand. Hold and be held.” Samuel Beckett   Worstward Ho

I called in for our favourite bread today and the lovely lady who looks after us has had her nails painted for Easter. They look just like little sparkly Easter eggs and I asked if I could take a photo which amused her greatly.

J’s beautiful nails

I had a message today asking me to re-stock my space in The Craft Collective as two more pieces have sold, much to my delight. It was very pleasing too to see one of my pieces in the window.

A bit skew wiff but lovely to see just the same.

 

 

 

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Blossom, Nesting and A Bluebell

The pink of the blossom against the blue of the sky this morning was very lovely.

Cherry blossom

We have been watching a pair of Sparrows showing an interest in the lighthouse nesting box. They’ve been around for a couple of weeks. Their behaviour today was interesting. Hover over each photo for the caption.

Going out late this afternoon, I spotted a lone Bluebell growing in the gravel of the drive.

Lone Bluebell

 

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