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Heron, Verges and Protest

Look what turned up this morning as we were standing near a stream!

Heron

The roadside verges near Penzance were thick with Daffodils.

Daffodils

We managed to get to Truro in time to show our support for the hundreds of young people on strike from school to protest about climate change and the fact that not enough is being done to protect their futures. It was inspirational to see so many so committed to the cause. 

 

 

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Penryn River, Planters and A Valentine

It has been a glorious Spring day and after singing, I took this photo down the river.

Down the Penryn River

Walking through Penryn today my eye was caught by these delightful planters. The spot of pink on the left is a Fuchsia flower.

Penryn planters

I made a Valentine present for the lovely Mr S.

Stained glass heart

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2019 in Cornwall, glass, nature, Photography, Postaday 2019

 

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Dad’s Book, Singing and A Discovery

A delightful surprise today when a friend rang to say that she had seen a poster for a musical play of one of my Dad’s books! The Fate of Jeremy Visick is to be performed in a couple of weeks and of course, we now have tickets. The book was first adapted by Judith Cook and we all came down from Yorkshire to see the Premiere at The Barbican Theatre in Plymouth in 1990! It is so lovely to know that my Dad’s work is still being appreciated. We love the poster and think Dad would have approved.

Stage Struck and The Fate of Jeremy Visick

Thirteen singers from my two choirs met at the building site that is The Hall for Cornwall to entertain the dignitaries who were being shown around. We sang in the stair-well and the acoustics were brilliant. The audience in their hard hats and hi-vis jackets were very appreciative.

Ingleheart Singers and Suitcase Singers

In the process of the building works, a beautiful gate has been discovered. It was buried inside a wall and dates from before 1914 so is well over 100 years old.  The plans have been altered a little to make sure this discovery is integrated into the new building.

Delightful discovery

 

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Crochet, Beads and One Bloom

Our walk into town today took us past Evie’s Cafe where they had spread out onto the street with their colourful chairs and tables. It being quite chilly, they had thoughtfully provided crochet rugs for everyone!

Rugs to warm the customers

Since I started my glass work,  I’ve been popping into each Charity shop hoping to find some pretty earrings, beads or bracelets that I can up-cycle. Today I found a gem, well, several gems in one bracelet and all for 50p. I’m very pleased. If any of my local readers have any such items they can spare, please let me know. You can find my first piece here.

Beady bracelet

The beautiful bouquet that the lovely Mr S received for his birthday 12 days ago have gone to be recycled – all but this one beautiful bloom which is in a special one flower display piece that we bought many years ago at Salts Mill in Yorkshire.

Single Gerbera

 
 

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Glass Pebbles, Marguerites and A Crocus

I ordered some glass pebbles to go with my glass work and they arrived this morning to my great delight though there are no red ones which is a shame.  I shall have to make another order!

Glass pebbles

The Marguerites just keep flowering despite the snow, the hail and the winds.

Marguerites

The Crocuses started to open up in the warmth of the sun this afternoon.

Inside a crocus

 

Weather, Engine House and Skeleton Trees

We had to go to Truro quite early this morning and the skies were both black and blue prescient of the sunny day with heavy hail showers that was to come.

Black and blue sky

The road from Chacewater home takes us between the Wheal Busy site and the Killifreth site and this chimney which I can’t identify was on the left.  I’m hoping that someone local who reads this will be able to tell me.

Wheal ?

It was lovely how the sun caught the tops of the skeleton trees.

Sunny tree tops taken from a moving car. I was not driving!

 

 

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Six on Saturday – Spring is on its way

Colour is appearing all over the garden. It pleases me greatly when the Tete a Tete  in the Three Wise Monkeys wall planter burst into flower soon to be joined by Muscari. The planter was made just for me by a local sculptor and I love it in all seasons.

Tete a Tete

Crocuses are appearing around the wall garden, some orange and some purple.

Crocus

The Snowdrops please me the most at this time of year. They survived last week’s snow and are still going strong.

Snowdrop

The Marguerites haven’t stopped flowering since I planted them early last Summer. They really are troopers! I love the swirly pattern in the middle.

Marguerite

The Skimmia has had its bright pink buds  all Winter and I look forward to the buds bursting into their beautiful pale pink. This glaring pink is definitely not a favourite!

Skimmia Japonica

Iris Reticulata are another favourite. They are so delicate and appear before their leaves so really stand out. They will soon be replaced by Muscari.  We have them in a pot underneath a Cornus whose buds are showing already. I hope we have no more harsh weather or the buds may be lost.

Iris reticulata

Do visit The Propagator’s blog at  https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/six-on-saturday-09-02-2019/ to find out how to join in and to get links to blogs all over the world with news about gardens.

 

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