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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.

Sky, St Michael’s Mount and A Wall Garden

The sky was lovely on our way to Marazion.

The Mount was beautiful as always despite the cold wind.

On the way home, this pretty little garden in a wall caught my eye.


Garden Bouquet, Bluebell and Kaja

I collected some prettiness from our garden to make a small bouquet to take to our Dear friend, Ti. In it there was a branch of Crinodendron Hookerarium, some Clematis Montana, two kinds of Pittosporum, some beautifully scented Choisya Ternata Apple Blossom and a few Spanish Bluebells.

In their developing woodland a few English Bluebells have arrived. What a joy!

Kaja loved walking there with us, almost disappearing in the long grass.


As I am just finishing writing this evening, Radio 4 has just told me that it is International Dylan Thomas Day. I love the works of this amazing poet who died far too young. If you put his name into my search bar you will find many posts with his poems. His book, “Deaths and Entrances” was my first introduction to his poems, bought for me when I was about 11 years old.

‘A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London’  touched me then and still does.  It is not as harsh as it sounds. He seems to be asking why one death should be mourned more than another. We are all of equal value.

Never until the mankind making
Bird beast and flower
Fathering and all humbling darkness
Tells with silence the last light breaking 
And the still hour
Is come of the sea tumbling in harness

And I must enter again the round
Zion of the water bead
And the synagogue of the ear of corn
Shall I let pray the shadow of a sound
Or sow my salt seed
In the least valley of sackcloth to mourn

The majesty and burning of the child’s death.
I shall not murder
The mankind of her going with a grave truth
Nor blaspheme down the stations of the breath
With any further 
Elegy of innocence and youth.

Deep with the first dead lies London’s daughter,
Robed in the long friends,
The grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother,
Secret by the unmourning water
Of the riding Thames.
After the first death, there is no other.

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Glass Nuggets, Cistus and Another Clematis

The post brought me some new colours of glass nuggets – sea colours and red. I’m looking forward to getting back to my glass work after several days of sorting out Mum’s 500 thimbles and their individual catalogue cards. It has been lovely being immersed in family history as each card told of when and where the thimble was bought or who gave it as a gift as well as the material it was made of and sometimes the value. They are now boxed up and ready to go.

This beautiful Cistus is in a neighbour’s garden and is very dramatic.

Cistus purpureus

We have another Clematis in flower. I’ll check its name tomorrow.


Pink, Car Boot and A Chevrolet

I was up at 5am this morning and there was a streak of pink across the dawning sky.

The car-boot sale at Hayle was humming on this beautiful morning. We bought eggs, some plants, organic, locally grown strawberries that were picked this morning and lots of ‘jewels’ for me to up-cycle into my glass pieces.

I loved the Chevrolet Apache that was parked near us.


Posted by on May 12, 2019 in nature, Photography


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Six on Saturday – Buds and Blossoms

Firstly, thank you to everyone who identified the red beetle I found yesterday. It is no more and hopefully our Lilies will be fine.

The garden is full of growth which is delightful.

1.  Wisteria
Having waited about seven years we have been rewarded with our first Wisteria flowers.

Wisteria Sinensis Prolific

2.  Clematis Duchess of Edinburgh has some healthy buds.

Duchess of Edinburgh

3.  Likewise the Clematis Warsaw Nike

Buds of Clematis Warsaw Nike

4.  Another Clematis, Montana Elizabeth,  is wowing us as it roams across the back fence. There is another lively one along the front fence too.

Montana Elizabeth

5.   The last of the Tulips are still vibrant. We planted white and purple ones in this pot – these were a surprise to us!

Last Tulips

6.     Discovery apples As some of the blossom falls, we are delighted to find tiny apple buds beginning to grow. This is one of the trees we planted for our Dear friend, Ti, who was 100 years old  last Sunday. Check out those posts for her Climate Emergency Party held on Gylly beach.

Tiny Discovery apples

Check out The Propagator’s blog for more in this series joined by gardeners from all over the world.


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Red Beetle, Cornish Pasty and Mum’s Thimbles

Anyone id this beautiful red beetle?

We shared this monster pasty!

Eight hours today sorting Mum’s beautiful thimbles into fair shares for all – a mammoth task!



Spring Green, Trinity and BBC World News

I love my drive from home to choir on a Thursday morning along Cornish lanes and through tunnels of trees. They have greened up so beautifully over the last couple of weeks. I love how this photo looks like a painting. (I wasn’t driving this morning!)

This lovely amiable dog, Trinity, was at the boatyard today and I’m told almost every day, loving any attention.I love that her eyes are different colours.I’m  told  lots  of  this  breed  have  this  feature.  Anyone  know  about this?

Our Dear Friend’s 100th Birthday has been featured on BBC World News!  It has had well over 20,000 views! If you’ missed the story on Sunday, catch up on Ti’s story by clicking the red link below.



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