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Glass, Reading and Love

I put out a call at my choirs for bits of jewellery that were no longer wanted and last week one of my Suitcase friends brought me in some earrings. I’ve been working on a piece that would suit them and finished it yesterday in time to take it to show W at singing this morning. Thank you W for your beautiful contribution to my work.

W’s earrings on my glass

W’s earrings on my glass, held at the window. Tide’s out.

I loved this when I found it. Reading is such an adventure for us all!

Reading

It was Valentine’s Day a week ago but these words are timeless.

Love

 

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Full Moon, A Wall and A Poem

Th full moon last night, a Super Moon, was magnificent! It had a gorgeous corona around it.

Super Moon

This wall amused me today, glass bottle bottoms and old bottles. Further along was a beaker. Reminds me a little of my Boody Garden.

Wall with trinkets

Here is another of Kim Ridgeon’s poems. I love his work.

Beneath All This by Kim Ridgeon

 

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A Gift, New Glass and Waves

To my delight a small parcel arrived this morning. I knew what was going to be inside as one of my Dear Readers had very kindly offered to send me some sea-glass and here it was! The colours are so delicate – whites, greens, some blues and a precious bit of red and another of turquoise. The darker colours are shades of green when held up to the light.

Sea Glass from Seaham Beach

I set to straightaway to make a new piece of my stained glass project adding the sea glass as well as up-cycling some jewellery that I had found in a charity shop. It needs some refining but here it is. Huge thanks to Judith and her thoughtful generosity.

Today’s work on white paper

Today’s work, hanging

It’s a full moon tonight and high tide was about 5pm so we went to see the waves at Portreath, always at their best at full moon. They were magnificent!

Wave higher than the Pepper Pot at Portreath

 

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Estate Agent, Bud and Bee

Passing an estate agent’s office today, my attention was drawn to the pigeon (Thanks John!)  apparently choosing a property. His mate was there too but went further in before I could get the photo.

House hunting

It was such a beautiful afternoon, I went to our nearest garden, Burncoose Nursery, for a walk hoping that the Magnolias might be in flower. They weren’t but the furry buds are looking very promising. I’ll go back again soon.

Magnolia bud

The Snowdrops were still pretty but in their last throes, the Daffodils had their heads bent, ready to flower soon and the Primroses were delicately lovely – but all were eclipsed by the Camellias which were in magnificent bloom. In one blossom, high up, I spotted my first Bee of the season. Not sure whether to be happy about that as tonight’s temperatures are forecast to fall again and I would hate it to be caught out.

Bee inside a Camellia flower

I’ll show you more photos next Saturday. To be going on with, here is one of the Camellias.

Grand Camellia

 

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A Letter, A Treasure and Honesty

This morning I received a message with an attachment –  “Found this tonight at my mum’s house” and there was a letter I had written to a pupil in 1992.  I used to write to each pupil at the end of our half-term Anthology project rather than ‘grading’ the creative writing into which pupils had poured their ideas and their energy.  He tells me that he still has the Anthology too and is going to scan it for me.

Letter to Steven

Yesterday the lovely Mr S dropped his wallet in town and though we retraced our steps there was no sign of it. However, the woman in the charity shop said a ‘genuine looking’ couple had been in to ask if she had just had a customer who may have lost his wallet. They said they would take it to the Police Station, only there isn’t one in Redruth. The wallet had been a present many years ago and had inside a David Hockney painting, ‘Arrival of Spring.’  It was much loved and had cash and cards in it.

Arrival of Spring by David Hockney

Inside the wallet

This morning we re-traced our steps again, looking in windblown corners, up alleyways but to no avail. (All the cards were cancelled yesterday.) Then, just after lunch, we had a phone call from the couple who had found the wallet. They had tracked Mr S down through the telephone directory and we went off across town to pick it up and to say the biggest Thank you!  It revives one’s faith in the honesty and goodness of our fellow humans.

Daffodils in P’s delightful pot

 

 

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Six on Saturday – All Around Us

Spring is happening all around us, in little bursts that get bigger each week. In our own garden, the Crocuses, Snowdrops and Tete a Tete are coming into their own.

1.  The Strawberry plants in our double wall herb garden have become a weed, choking off lots of little Spring bulbs. I spent a couple of hours stripping out the strawberries and their runners making room for more Spring to shine through.

2.  Beautiful Muscari with Snowdrops behind. The green fencing is to keep cats off the soil. Whenever it is cleared, in they come. Does anyone have good (kind) ways to keep them off?

Muscari, also freed with room to grow

3.  More Tete a Tete are coming through the Thyme in the herb garden.

Mini Daffodils coming up through the Thyme

In neighbours’ gardens I have seen Hellebores, Camellias and a gorgeous fully blossomed Cherry Tree.

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Hellebore

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Camellia

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Cherry Tree

Single blossom

I am taking part in the Six on Saturday postings started by the Propagator. Go to his site to find the links to other contributions from all over the world.

 

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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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