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Berries, Hydrangea and A Painting

On my walk along the lane today, these berries made a bright flash in the gloom. I’m sure someone can tell me why they are still all here when the Cotoneaster plants in our garden have been stripped. Are they poisonous to birds?

Bright berries

I love how Hydrangea flowers hang on and on getting more delicate by the day.

Hydrangea

My Sister is an artist who lives in Hawaii . This is one of her beautiful pieces.

Beautiful painting and beautiful sentiment

 

Thank you Letter, Glass and My Dad

Our kids invariably complained when asked to write Thank you letters but I know they meant something special to my Mum and Dad as I discovered a box full of them when we sorted Dad’s things many years ago.  I know even more now how special they were as on Saturday we received a beautiful Thank you letter from one of our LiveWires. It will go into my ‘things to keep’ box.

On the back it says, “Thank you Granny and Grandgrand xx

For Christmas I received all the equipment I need to make pretty glass things without going to more classes. I have just finished my first piece done at home. It will look better hanging with the light through it but I have yet to source the rings for that purpose.

New glass piece with upcycled earrings

On this day in 1916 my Dad was born. He died in December 2004. It doesn’t matter how long ago you lost someone, there are moments when their loss feels like yesterday. We are so lucky to have all his books on our shelves so he is always with us.

Pueblo story-teller and novels by David Wiseman

 

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Six on Saturday – Winter Structures

I had thought to show you the signs of Spring in our garden – a lone Daffodil, Primroses and Snowdrops but Propogator himself did that so I’ll show you Spring later as it develops.
I love the effects of winter on the plants which show their structure more clearly when the foliage has gone or is dying.

Fern skeletons

Aquilegea seed pods

Zebra grass, Miscanthus Sinensis

Beautiful Birch stems

 

Weeping Beech

Cotoneaster

So, those are  my Six this Saturday. For more Sixes on Saturday, from gardeners all over the world, take a look at the site mentioned abovet https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com.

 

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Reflections, Pink and Heart

Singing was lovely as always with the backdrop of The Penryn River.

Up The Penryn River

Walking back this morning, I spotted several lovely Camellias.

Pink Camellia

The following came my way today and I thought I would share it.

I love this!

 

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Crenelations, Gulls and Sun on the Water

More sun today! Porthtowan was our destination for a bitterly cold walk along the beach, arriving through the valley past the old workings of the Tywarnhayle Copper Mines.

Tywarnhayle Copper Mine with the unusual crenelations at the top of the chimney

Birds on the beach

Low sun on the water at Porthtowan

 

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Gorse, Sunset and The Mittens

The sun came out late this afternoon, for the first time in many days, so off we went to the coast for a glimpse of the ocean. The bright gold of the Gorse was lovely in the fading light having a glow all of its own.

Gorse and the sea off St Agnes

The glow of sunset clouds is always a joy.

Fire in the sky

As we have taken all the cards etc down we have found the perfect  space for a beautiful little painting which came as a Christmas present, a delightful reminder of our holiday in Monument Valley. Our friends watched the painting being done and thought of us!

Beautiful painting of The Mittens by Baje Whitethorne

 

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Angels, Heirloom and Myths

The Christmas Angels are still flying in our lovely small town of Redruth.

Redruth’s Angels

We’ve been tidying away all the Christmas things today, among them, this beautiful bowl with its matching ladle. We always use it for bread sauce for Christmas dinner. It is the last piece of a dinner service that my Mum and Dad were given as a Wedding present in 1939 so is a very special treasure to me.

Minton bowl and ladle

I have loved myths and legends since I was very young so to be given Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology for Christmas was a real treat. I have so enjoyed reading these tales again and loved this fresh interpretation.

Norse mythology by Neil Gaiman

 

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