Join us on our delightful stroll around the Woodland Sculpture Garden at Salena Stamps where the works of Peter Boex are around every corner. Click on any photo in the gallery for a larger view.
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Some months ago, I had an accident with a glass of red, making our sitting room look as if a grisly event had taken place there. The insurance people were brilliant and we have a new carpet. Rather than the fitters taking away the whole ruined carpet, they cut out the long red section and left us with two large pieces of beautiful cream carpet to give away. Today we delivered the pieces to a Humanist friend and on her wall was the following little plaque which I liked very much.
The little Tete a Tetes in our small wall garden are so lovely, especially against the cerulean sky.
Our drive home yesterday through some woodland near Cardinham Woods was lovely. Had it not been throwing down hailstones, we may have gone for a walk!
Singing with friends this morning was a real pleasure as we get to grips with our parts. There is something very special about creating harmonies with others. These words resonate with me.
I love the Spring flower designs on these measuring spoons. Sadly I don’t need any! However, if I see them again, that may not matter…….
The greengrocer’s in town have Seville Oranges in store and we bought enough for four batches of Marmalade which will keep us, our eldest daughter and friends going for a year! We’ll make some marmalade this weekend and freeze the other oranges for later.
We have taken our tree down today and I have now labelled all the decorations so that every one will know where they were bought – from Kennebunkport in New England to Volcano in Hawaii, from Phoenix, Arizona, to Mapoch, South Africa, from Swaziland to Salzburg………… I try to buy something, preferably an Angel, everywhere we go on holiday and have done this for many years.
This beautiful painting by Catherine Hyde of ‘The Coming Home Trees’ was our Christmas card from very dear friends. This copse is so evocative for so many people as they come home to Cornwall and I love this painting so much.
I love this bag, seen today after singing and belonging to a very good friend. I love all things owly.
I found this planted watering can outside a cafe in Penryn.
This poem came my way today and seemed apt given all the rain showers we have had this summer. I hope you like it too.
Last Night the Rain Spoke To Me – Mary Oliver
spoke to me
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again
in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,
smelling of iron,
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches
and the grass below.
Then it was over.
The sky cleared.
I was standing
under a tree.
The tree was a tree
with happy leaves,
and I was myself,
and there were stars in the sky
that were also themselves
at the moment,
at which moment
my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars
and the soft rain—
the wild and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.
I loved this cruet set which was on the table in The Melting Pot cafe in Krowji where we had a delicious lunch of Courgette and Leek soup.
Another walk in St Euny graveyard this afternoon – this time to talk logistics with Rebecca Mordan of Scary Little Girls who do literary theatrical walks. Our production, Until the Day Break, becomes more real every time we take someone else on the walk with us.
A tree in the graveyard caught my eye – the beautiful colours of the bark and the pictures therein. It was like cloud watching and finding shapes in them. I just discovered that there is a name for doing that – Pareidolia – I love new words! What do you see here? My first mind picture changed as I took the photo.
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.
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.