We were in Hayle very early for my appointment with the ankle surgeon ( much deterioration and lots of stress fractures in my toes – explains the pain!) and went to the Garden Centre on our way home to buy some trays for all my baby plants to be cared for. I’ve posted this wonderful sculpture of Saint George and the Dragon carved out of a dead tree before. I love it so here it is again. It’s my only photo today. I have spent the afternoon sitting in the sun reading one of the books I bought while in Truro on Tuesday.It’s very compelling and I’ll tell you about it when I’ve finished – which won’t be long.
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Sadly, I slipped on the rocks as we set off and am properly bruised (and arnicaed) so my photo is taken on a long zoom and I couldn’t see them once they were in Lady Bassett’s pool. The next trial will be at a safer venue!
Our lovely neighbour is an artist as regular readers will know. She is in the middle of a project making very special swimming hats for local sea swimmers. She needed a model today to set the angle correctly so here is one of her designs. The others so far are a bunch of flowers, a sailing boat and a pineapple.
There is just one rose left from my Mother’s Day bouquet, four weeks after delivery.
We have friends coming round tomorrow for a much longed-for catch-up in the garden so I have made cake. You can find the recipe for this delicious fruity cake by clicking on the red link.
May we raise childrenwho love the unlovedthings – the dandelion, theworms & spiderlings.Children who sensethe rose needs the thorn
& run into rainswept daysthe same way theyturn towards sun…And when they’re grown &someone has to speak for thosewho have no voicemay they draw upon thatwilder bond, those days oftending tender thingsand be the ones.~ Nicolette Sowder
After breakfast with lovely friends we went shopping in Truro, a rare occurrence these days. We love the model of the Cathedral on the roundabout and would love to see it lit up at night. Please note, the hedgehogs have gone into hibernation.
I promised you a poem that I was sent recently. Here it is, another by Mary Oliver. Kindness is so very important, at all times, but especially now in these very uncertain times. I send love and peace to you all along with this lovely poem.
Why I Wake Early – Mary Oliver
Hello sun in my face,
Hello you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety –
best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light
good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.
There was a wonderful interview on the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning with a 100 year old man, Eddie Jaku, who had kindness in his soul, who had been in concentration camps and come out with the thought that he must counteract all cruelty with kindness. If you would like to listen to the whole interview , here is the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08y82p9
There were words of his that I scribbled down at the point of listening, that I wanted to keep for ever.
“One flower is my garden
One good friend is my world”
“Three H – hope, health and happiness – happiness is the only thing that doubles when you share it. ”
What a wonderful man! Do listen if you can.
I’ve been ‘resting’ all day as I was allowed to have the steroid injection in my hip yesterday and was told to rest for 48 hours to get the best benefit. I have spent the whole glorious day embroidering the panels that I am making for two of our LiveWires for Christmas. I don’t understand why I can have multiple injections. in my hip and only three in my ankles but I am not going to question it! I can’t show you the panels yet so here is a lovely photo of one of our planters in the Spring to give us all hope for the next Spring to come.
Our Welly Dogs have been given poppies for Remembrance Day. Redruth is very proud of its Tinners’ Hounds made by David Kemp. Follow this link to find out more about the sculptor and his intriguing work.
We are delighted with our new Geranium, planted only a couple of months ago. It hasn’t stopped flowering since we put it in the front garden.
Some more pictures from our mini holiday in Mousehole (pronounced Mowzzle) and Tremenheere. Stone sculptures are being made on all stony beaches and some are very cleverly balanced. The ones in Tremenheere are from a workshop held some time ago.
Holiday Home by Richard Woods is a disturbing piece of art, blank, blind windows and very unattractive. These are the words from the Tremenheere literature, “Plays on the idea of sought-after locations and the booming market for second homes, amid a crisis of housing supply.”
I found this very moving and all the more disturbing having just come from Mousehole, where so many homes are now blind and empty second homes or places for rental and not homes for those who so desperately need a place of their own.
We’ve just returned from our first holiday in 2020 – one night away in a lovely hotel, The Old Coastguard Hotel in Mousehole. We started with drinks on the lawn watching the boats go by, followed with a Minack theatre experience in the evening and after a splendid breakfast, a walk around Mousehole and then lunch and a walk around the sculpture gardens at Tremenheere. A perfect mini break! Join us in seeing some of these treats in the gallery. Click on any photo for the detail.