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Owl, Puzzle Box and Flowers

We bought our anniversary present in Penzance last week, a lovely carved wooden owl, also a puzzle box.

Only 5″ / 12cms tall

All the puzzle pieces

We’ve cut a garden bouquet for old friends with whom we are having dinner tonight.

From the garden

 

 

Gladiolus, New Patch and Produce

We love our Gladioli.

The lovely Mr S has been working on this patch of garden for some time, first taking down the Pitisporum hedge that had outgrown us and our trimming abilities, replaced it with a curved picket fence, sowed new grass and planted some climbers to go along the fence and today, uncovered our sculpture and re-oiled it. You might just make out the sweetcorn plants behind the fence in the one of the raised beds, just to the left of the carved sculpture. So pleased with it all!

Homegrown leeks and purple beans stir fried to go with our locally made sausages this evening.

 

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Roses, Red Car and An Exhibition

These roses in a neighbour’s garden smell as good as they look.

As we walked down into town, a bride and groom, just married, drove up in a beautiful, bright red car, all  beribboned and ballooned .

There was a delightful exhibition called Treasures of Redruth in the Market Hall today.

Here are some of the lovely treasures.

 

Easter Tree, Welly Dogs and Ice Creams

Our lovely five year old twin LiveWires arrived in the early hours having flown from Barcelona and after a late breakfast, decorated our little Easter tree for us.

We had a walk into town and they enjoyed meeting  our resident Tinners’ Hounds aka Welly Dogs.

After lunch we met the rest of the family on the beach at Porthtowan where they all had fun playing on the beach and later had ice creams.

Choosing their flavours

 

 

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Squirrel, Dandelions and A Gift

The wild winds that Eunice brought took down our bird feeder so our resident squirrel doesn’t need to climb the pole at the moment. He is using our sculpture Fledgling as a staging post.

I like the sunny colour of dandelions and they are the first pollinators in our gardens.

One of the lovely Mr S’s birthday presents was a beautifully blooming Erysimum, a perennial wallflower that has the most glorious scent. The flowers are a pretty shade  of lilac and today I spotted a yellow one just opened.

 

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Owl, Daffodils and Lichen

Daughter No 1 is with us for a few days to help so I was able to I walk into town this afternoon to collect extra pain killers for the lovely Mr S. I was reminded by him to take my camera ,”As you always spot the beautiful things.”  So, I did and here they are.

Owl on the granite post

Car park daffs

Wooden post-top with lichen and moss

 

Eggs, Rainbows and Monkeys

A get-well gift of some beautiful freshly laid eggs made for a delicious and nourishing breakfast for both of us. Thank you very much N&G.

The sun-catcher on the back window  threw some lovely rainbows onto the kitchen floor.

Our delightful Three Wise Monkey planter is full of Iris Reticulata and I love them. Later the Tete a Tete will fill the space with gold. .

 

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Thich Nhat Hanh, Cushion and Vase of Hope

I was sad to read that this Vietnamese philosopher  died yesterday, at 95. Thank you, Thich Nhat Hanh, for your gentle wise ways and words and a lifetime of compassion and dedication to peace.
I have quoted him several times already in my blog and here are some more of his wise, warm words.
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
I visited old friends today for a long overdue catch-up and loved this cushion.
Afterwards I walked in a park that I used to frequent as a child and loved it. There was an addition since I was last here many years ago – the Vase of Hope.
I had just pressed publish when the following came in from my sister who lives in Hawaii. Thank you, Deborah.
 

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Daffodils, Handprints and Clay

I met a very dear friend for a walk this morning and we walked and talked and it was so good to spend time together. A few days ago I told you about the daffodils on the verges in Cornwall and today we went past some so here they are in all their golden glory.

Towards the end of our walk we visited a small church where the peace inside was almost palpable. It was beautifully simple and had some interesting art work around. First was the wall of handprints that caught my eye immediately.

High up in a small window, on the wide ledge, was an intriguing piece of pottery that I really like and I’d like to know more about it.

 

Guest Blogger

LiveWire No 3, our Granddaughter of 10 years old who was with us recently, took lots of photos at the Heligan Night Garden and has sent them to me. If you live locally, do try to get there!  Thank you, T, these are a beautiful reminder of our lovely evening all together.

 
 
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