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Serenity, Day Lily and Violas

Just beyond the car park where I park to sing on Thursday mornings, is a garden where this statue stands, speaking to me of Serenity.

Statue in nearby garden

Our white garden is fading and blues and oranges are taking over that patch.

Day Lily

The veg trough is full! We need to eat more salads and I need to bake more cakes so that I can decorate both with Violas.

Edible flowers for cake decoration or in salads

 

 

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Millicent Fawcett, Lavender and Another Hero

We went on a bit of a pilgrimage today to find the new statue of Millicent Fawcett, Leader of the Suffragists, in Parliament Square, the only statue to a female among eleven men!

Millicent Fawcett

The detail on the statue is fabulous – the fabric and folds of her coat, her leather boots, her jewellery and the stitching effect on her banner…

There was a beautiful border of bee laden Lavender just nearby.

Lavender

Another of my heroes was in the square – Nelson Mandela, again with intricate detail in the bronze.

Nelson Mandela

 

 

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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!

 
 
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