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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.

Ghost Ships, Busking and Sweet Chestnut

Ghost Ships featuring The Suitcase Singers

The show by  Yskynna started yesterday and I was part of it today – three 20 minute shows a day and free for anyone already in the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. If you live nearby and have children to entertain this half term, the museum is fabulous and the production a treat!

After the second show, we went out busking for a while, collecting for our charities – ShelterBox and St Petroc’s.

Some of The Suitcase Singers singing Lower Lights

On our walk later on, we found lots of spiny casings from the Sweet Chestnut tree.

Sweet Chestnut casing

 

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Visitor, Tree and Gold

A visitor from next door was enjoying the sunshine in our garden this morning.

Enjoying the sunshine

I love this tree in the field at Trelissick where it overlooks the Carrick Roads and out to sea.

Ballerina Tree at Trelissick

We came across a gloriously golden tree as we went over the new bridge towards the Apple Orchard. Its label said ‘Carya Ovata’, not a tree that I had heard of.

Carya Ovata

 

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Rose, Blue Jay and Poster

Another glorious blue sky against which this peachy rose just glows.

Beauty

The Blue Jay was busy in the park we walked to this morning.

Blue Jay

At Paddington Station, to catch the train home after The March for a People’s Vote, we noticed this positive poster.

Found on Paddington Station

 
 

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The People’s Vote March in London

What a day that was!  We were among 700,000 people of all ages and nationalities –  people who had come from all over our country, some setting off at 3.30am (from Cornwall and Lerwick) and some who had travelled from Europe to support our demand for a vote on the Brexit deal. Seven hundred thousand!  The streets were packed with people, the underground was full to bursting with people, banners and flags – all people wanting another say to save our country from the disaster that looms…….

It was so heartwarming and empowering to being amongst so many like-minded people. It was brilliant too, to be shouting for our friends who couldn’t be here but to know that we were representing at least eight of our friends and maybe everyone else there was too – so maybe  we were actually amongst 5,600,000 like-minded souls!

Enjoy the Gallery which will give you a flavour of the March and the intensity of feelings. I think most of the photos speak for themselves and don’t all need captions tonight.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Pooch, Sunflower and Rose

The pooch being taken along behind a bike today didn’t look too happy!

Dog in a trailer

A lonely Sunflower brightened up the day.

Sunflower and shadow

What a convoluted and pretty pink rose.

Pink rose

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2018 in environment, nature, Photography

 

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Pac Man, Jewels and Another Red Leaf

The LiveWires were delighted to see a Pac Man in my coffee!

Pac Man in my coffee

The multitude of Autumn leaves on the ground had the colours of jewels.

Jewel leaves

The veining on this leaf was especially beautiful.

Delicate veining

 

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Sketch, Cookie Cutters and A Leaf

We have had a sketch book of my Dad’s for many years and I thought I had taken out and given away the various sketches. I brought it down today so that the LiveWires can use the paper for their delightful drawings and discovered another of dad’s drawings, of Wheal Busy. My Dad was an author of children’s books and adult historical romances – a man of many talents.

Wheal Busy dated 4/vii/80

I sent for some new biscuit cutters so will have fun with the LiveWires making Autumn biscuits.

Biscuit cutters

A lovely Autumn leaf found on my walk today.

Red leaf

 

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