RSS

Category Archives: glass

Hayle, Penzance, Tremenheere and Marazion

A quick visit to Hayle today and a look in the market in the Old Foundry Chapel (the wool shop has gone!), coffee in a small shop with a lovely glass ornament display, on to Penzance to show A as many of its treasures as we could fit in and thence to Tremenheere Sculpture Park to see the Restless Temple and for the first time today, we were delighted to have a fierce wind. Do click on the link/https://restlesstemple.co.uk/. My video of the Temple being restless was too wobbly as I was being blown about!  You can see below the fabulous view of St Michel’s Mount (for you, Liz) through another sculpture.  From there we went to Marazion in the hope of seeing the Murmuration again. We were not disappointed but again my video isn’t worth showing so please click on this link to see the murmuration we experienced a couple of weeks ago. The whole thing is spine-tingling to watch. The ooohs and aaahs tonight from the spectators were like those one hears at a fireworks show.

St Michael’s Mount

 

 

 

 

Tags: , , , ,

One of the Secrets of Drawing from Nature……..

I love Autumn! The colours are so beautiful and even in a cold wind, a walk around Trelissick gave us so many beautiful moments. Click on any photo to share our colourful afternoon and to read the tale about ‘drawing from nature.’

 

Tags: ,

Stained Glass, James Fenton and A Gift of Flowers

We have a pretty little panel of stained glass that hangs in the kitchen window. This morning, before the blind was lifted, the early sun was shining through and lighting up the engine house.

There’s food for thought in this poem, The Ideal by James Fenton and I like it.

This is where I came from.
I passed this way.
This should not be shameful
or hard to say.

A self is a self.
It is not a screen.
A person should respect
what he has been.

This is my past
which I shall not discard.
This is the ideal.
This is hard.

Our lovely neighbour Sue came in for supper tonight and shared a photo of some remarkably beautiful flowers sent to her from Heligan in condolence and in the memory of her very special husband, Bill,  who died recently and for whom I posted on 14th April.

Sue’s flowers from the staff at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

 

Tags: , ,

Window, Tulips and A Glass of Wine

I noticed a very pretty stained glass window in our lovely town for the first time today.

Our Tulip border is looking gorgeous, just one rogue red one among the pale pink and white ones. The purple ones are only just starting to bloom and the blue Muscari are finishing off. I do love Spring flowers.

It has been a glorious day today and the first where we could sit out quite late with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. It is beginning to feel like the beginning of Summer!  Our friend, Shelagh, tell us it is snowing again in Vermont!

 

Tags: ,

Inspiration, Posy, and Stained Glass

It is International Women’s Day today and these words from Malala Yousafzai are the ones which speak loudest to me today.

“Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It’s you who can change the world.”
I made this posy of primroses for a very dear friend today.
 Stained glass always catches my eye and this was no exception. It’s gorgeous.
For some reason my photos won’t load properly tonight. Please click on the red link to access them.
 
 

Tags: ,

Flowers, Chicken and Tree of Life

We came home last night to find that our Hyacinths, planted for my birthday, had indeed flowered then and are still looking lovely along with the Christmas Cactus.dscn0393

One of our Christmas presents, opened in London last weekend, was this delightful glass chicken made by Danielle Hopkinson. It amused us to put it on our lovely wooden egg keeper along with the eggs! Thanks L, T and B.

dscn0387

We opened another Christmas present today too, a beautiful intricate carving of The Tree of Life which is now on our kitchen wall. Thanks V and P.dscn0400

Yet another parcel was waiting for us when we arrived home last night and I will show you the beautiful contents tomorrow. Thanks P and J.

 
 

Tags: , ,

Parisian Angels, The Eiffel Tower and Metro Stations

All the way over to the 17th Arondissement today to find the church of St Odile. Rosemary Flannery describes the facade of the church as having ‘an orchestra of Angels’ and so they were. What an absolute delight, so many twelve year old Angels with instruments, all as in an Egyptian mural and all with the most beautiful feathered wings. The church was beautiful inside too with glorious stained glass. Building was begun in 1935 but for various reasons was not completed until 1946. Anne-Marie Roux-Colas designed this beautiful facade.




There was lots of colour too in the garden next to the Church.Next we headed to a view of the Eiffel Tower next door to the Palais de Chaillot where we wanted to find a quirky horizontal Angel. First the tower with the top lost in mist and reflected in the water below and a rain-dropped rose petal caught in the corner of one of the steps.


Can you see him, flying in from the left? This one by Jean Rennee Debarre dates from 1937.

We are enjoying travelling on the Metro, fast, quiet (rubber wheels unlike in London) and with some very lovely stations. This first is our local when we travel on line 11, the next when we travel on line 3.


 
4 Comments

Posted by on November 15, 2016 in architecture, art, Beauty, environment, glass

 

Tags: , , , ,

 
%d bloggers like this: