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Cut Flowers, Fritillaria and St George

The rain stopped, the sun came out and I went out to rescue Narcissi that had been beaten down by the wind and rain. They have recovered well and smell exquisite.

Garden flowers

I needed some cloches for my vegetable trug so that I can get some salad stuff started so we went off to another Garden Centre this afternoon and found some of the lovely Mr S’s favourite flowers, Fritillaria Meleagris.

Bringing some new flowers home

In the car park, there is a fabulous old tree that has been carved into a sculpture of St George and the Dragon. Just look at that blue sky! We haven’t seen many like that over the winter.

St George and the Dragon

 

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Twelve Hours in Our Garden

The first photo I took across the back garden at 6.30 am.  The snow stopped falling and I went out to have the fun I missed out on last time we had snow and built my Suffragette Snow Woman. Now the snow is almost completely gone, just odd icy remnants left behind. Click on any photo in the gallery for more detail.

Early morning snow covered back garden

 

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Stephen Hawking, Rain and More Rain

We woke to the news that the amazing Stephen Hawking had died early this morning. The tributes to him have been wonderful and on The World at One this wonderful song of him with The Monty Python team was played. Here it is for you.

The following quotation came up today too. What a remarkable man he was in so many ways.

Stephen Hawking

It’s raining again!  Here is Welly-dog with daffodils through a rainy window. I love the distortion brought about by the water on the glass.

Through a rainy window

 

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The Man Engine, Embroidery Silks and Haberdashery

Those of you who are regular readers will know how I love to sing and that I sing with two choirs. Soon I am to sing with a third and I am very excited! It is to be the choir especially brought together for The Man Engine Resurrection Tour that begins at Easter and we start rehearsals next week. There has been a very special bus going around Cornwall advertising the tour. I haven’t managed to see it but here is a photo taken by Chris of the bus. You may have seen my posts about this remarkable mechanical puppet in the Summer of 2016. You can check them out here and  here. I urge you to do so as he is splendiferous! The tour this time is going around the country so, please don’t miss it! Here is where you can get tickets for Wales, Yorkshire and more!

“The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain (powered by Volvo) and winner of the ‘Best Arts Project’ in the National Lottery Awards 2017, returns this Easter for his much-anticipated Resurrection Tour. ”           manenginetickets.com

The Man Engine Bus

LiveWire No 3 has requested a sewing box for her 7th birthday soon so I have had lots of fun deciding what to put in her box. That has been ordered online (our local shop didn’t have what we wanted) and here are some of the bits. I shall add more fro my own stock before we post it all off.  I am delighted that I have inspired her as my Granny inspired me!

Embroidery silks

T enjoyed doing some free design embroidery when last with us so I think will enjoy having her own embroidery hoop and coloured silks.

Embroidery hoop, pins and special scissors

 

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The Promised Snow Arrived…….

The snow starts

A Robin stops off before going to the feeders

It’s thick snow!

Poor little Tete a Tete flowers – hope they recover when things warm up.

Welly dog has become Snowdog

And now the sky is blue over next-door’s roof – but there is more snow to come….

So it has been an indoor day. The temperature was -3C most of the day with the wind chill taking it down to -11C!

 

What a Difference a Day Makes!

How lucky we were with the sunny weather on our Sketching day yesterday! Then, our Tete a Tetes in our Three Wise Monkeys planter threw an early morning shadow on the wall that pleased me. Today has been another day of relentless rain and the monkeys, the flowers, the webs and the coconut fibre are all dripping. Click on the photo to see all the individual raindrops.

Sunshine and shadows

Dripping!

The unique copper planter was made especially for me by Jeremy Beswick, We are very lucky to have several pieces of his beautiful copper work.

It has been an indoors day and we spent the morning making a delicious ‘lunch on Sunday’ for some very dear friends (We don’t do traditional Sunday lunch!) We had a lovely time catching up and then spent the afternoon reading and watching a very exciting and pleasing football match!

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2018 in art, Beauty, friendship, Postaday2018, sculpture

 

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Umbrellas, Memorial and A Robin

Walking through Bodmin this morning, we passed this colourful arcade full of umbrellas.

Umbrella arcade

In the car park, I was delighted to see that this memorial  is for all dogs to get a drink from and is in memory of a couple, special to their owners as all pets are. Thought of you and Bertie, Mandy, with love.

Memorial

Once home, the Robin, who frequently perches on our sculpture but who usually flies off before I can grab my camera, stayed put long enough for this photo.

Fledgling with Robin

 

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