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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 which I hope will make you smile too.

Wedding Day, Biscuits and Blackberry Gin

Fifty two years ago today was our Wedding Day. The Siamese cat just turned up – it wasn’t one of ours, they were still at home in Treyew Road!

There were two heart biscuits in the box so we had them today.

We’ve been out for a celebratory meal tonight and I had a glass of Cornish Blackberry gin.

 

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Six on Saturday – on Sunday

There is an early Autumnal feel in the air despite the occasional warmth of the sun.

1.  We have been eating beans for a couple of weeks but now there are more than we can deal with so, having made pints of Runner Bean Soup,  I have today made a big batch of Fagiolata, as suggested by our lovely neighbour. The purple beans looked lovely against the red of the tomatoey, oniony, garlicky sauce though as soon as they were cooking, they became green.

2.   The Crinodendron always delights at this time of year with some crimson flowers still, the glorious pearl-filled seed pods and the tiny new flowers just starting.

3.  The Dahlias come into their own in late August.  I  love  them  with  the white  Cosmos.There’s  our  Welly  Dog  in the  background.

4.  Hydrangea Petiolaris is even more gorgeous as it turns from white to russet.

5.  New plantings of Pak Choi and Winter Lettuce in the edible trough are beginning to come through. The upside-down hanging basket frames are to protect the seedlings from next-door’s cats.

6. We have cut the Gladioli to have indoors as the wind has not been treating them well.

If you would like to join in Six on Saturday, (or even Sunday) go and visit The propagator.

 

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Horse Fly, Door and Biscuits

At the garden centre we bought some Leucanthemum and the sales assistant asked, ‘Shall I get rid of the Horse Fly before you put the plants in your car?’  Yes please was our reply.

A horse-fly, Tabanus eggeri,

Walking through town I noticed a door with beautiful glass which I haven’t spotted before.

A door on Bond Street

Our lovely nephew and family gave us a box of chocolate biscuits, two bottles of wine and a very pretty rose bush to say thank you for lending them our beach equipment and having them  round for supper – it was all a pleasure for us so the treats were both unexpected and special.

Special chocolate biscuits

It’s my kid  sister’s birthday today so this post is for her! Love you, D.

 

Paper Flower, Welly Dogs and Berries

Taking this photo of the rainbow paper flower, I was aware of the Welly Dogs, Tinners’ Hounds, in the reflection.

Just a few moments later as I walked up Fore Street, I noticed two hounds tied to the two Tinners’ Hounds beside a lamppost. That amused me.

There are berries in the front garden. I think they are from a Rose of Sharon that has planted itself.

The last of our family leave tomorrow as our Nephew and family return to Munich. We have spent a lovely evening with them. It has been a busy and thoroughly enjoyable couple of weeks.

 

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Cornish Buses, Carving and A Pillowcase

Our buses have charming slogans on the back and today we saw a new one.

The car park in Camborne has delightful carving of local plants.

What a quiet day! Everyone has left and we have spent the day washing bedding and towels and missing everyone. Here is the pillowcase from the lovely ‘cats in sneakers’ bedding set we use for the LiveWires.

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2019 in art, Cornwall, Postaday 2019, Uncategorized

 

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Tea-Pot, Grand Nephew and Window Box

A delicious herbal tea was served to Daughter No 2 in this delightful half pot with the cup below.

We met up in Truro with our nephew and family on holiday here from Munich. T became bored with the conversation and went to gaze out of the window. He loves his Harry Kane shirt!

The window boxes outside the King William pub in Truro were quite magnificent.

 

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Crimson, White and A Dress

The dahlias in the garden are coming into their own.

LiveWire No 4 has a new dress and bounced up the stairs away from the camera.

 
 
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