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Granny Square Day, Woodpecker and Chicken Pie

Today is National Granny Square Day so I would like to show you some Granny squares made by my Granny and made into a blanket by my daughter for her daughter. LiveWire 4 has a blanket made by her Mum and her Great Great Granny! Please look at this earlier post as I cannot move the photos to here.

We have had the Woodpecker back feeding here again.

Woodpecker at the feeding station

The first contingent of family arrive on Thursday  for our ten day long Golden Wedding Celebrations and today I have made the pie filling for Chicken, Potato and Asparagus Pie.

Awaiting the potato layer

 

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Onondaga Nation, Tomatoes and Sand Dollar Earrings

In The Heard Museum in Phoenix last year, I found a beautiful 53″ long wall hanging entitled “Greetings and Thanks to the Natural World, a daily thanksgiving inspired by the Onondaga Nation, Haudenosaunee’. I’ll show you a piece a day for the next ten days.

A Daily Thanksgiving inspired by the Onondaga Nation

Special thanks today go to three of my friends with whom I sing for a lovely hardworking afternoon and to J for a share in his wonderful tomato crop.

Mixed tomatoes

Still sorting! Today I came across such a little treasure in a box of forgotten earrings. I have shown you Sand Dollars before but these are tiny and so perfect and I have never worn them.They measure just over 1cm in diameter. Click here and here to see earlier mentions.

Sand dollar earrings

I am loath to break one of my Sand Dollars to find the ‘five perfect doves’ mentioned but am very tempted. Watch this space!

 
 

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The Bunch, Sweet Peas and New Clematis

Here is the beautiful bunch of brightness that our friends brought yesterday.

The beautiful Bunch

Our Sweet Peas are just about finished which is very disappointing and much earlier than last year. We have picked all the ones from the very top and dug the rest up!

Last of our Sweet Peas

We will replace them with Clematis that will come back year after year rather than us having to plant each year – labour saving ploy and finding the best in the situation as is my wont. We have bought  two purple and two white ones, the names of which I have forgotten for the moment. I’ll look at the labels tomorrow.

Clematis

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The Gift of a Flower

We’ve had a delightful time with friends this evening and this beautiful bloom was in the flowers they brought for us.

One of the bunch

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2017 in Beauty, flowers, friendship

 

Stamps, Mists and Beans

Still sorting! Today I found some stamps dated from 1980, one of which brought a wry smile – the one on the right with the words, “America’s Light Fueled by Truth and Reason.”

“America’s Light Fueled by Truth and Reason”

We went to Marazion Bay again today to find a few stones for our fountain. It was cold, wet and windy and the wind-surfers were have an exhilarating time.

St Michael’s Mount in the mists

We’ve harvested a few Broad Beans for supper tonight.

Broad Beans from our garden

 

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Hedgehog, Fiddlehead and Unicorn

We found evidence of our visiting hedgehog this morning on the slate terrace.

Hedgehog footprints

I love Fiddleheads on ferns.

Unfurling fern

I saw this tin in a shop today and it made me smile.

Unicorn tin

 

Kindness of Strangers, Armandii and Gladioli

In fact the strangers today were us. As we were leaving a car park in Truro, a young woman with two children in the car – her father’s – drove in and forgot that there was a top box on the car. The box became wedged under the barrier and she could move neither forward nor backwards. The lovely Mr S tried various ways to free the car and eventually went to a nearby hardware store to borrow a crowbar. He discovered that they keep one under the counter especially for such  an emergency. The older boy, about 12 years old, was distraught and allowed me to hug and reassure him while the car was being freed. The younger boy, about 8, thought it all a great adventure though they were both disturbed that so many people seemed to find their plight funny. Some 45 minutes later, they were able to drive away, albeit with a broken top box, waving madly and grinning at us both with relief.

Our Clematis Armandii is in bloom. It is supposed to flower in February/ March. It is cold and very not-summery but not really that cold!

Armandii blossom

Our dramatic Flame Gladioli makes us both smile, here with Verbena Bonariensis and daisies. Look carefully and you will spot a few nearly ripe Blackberries.

Flame Gladioli

 
 

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