Loved this very delicate fungus growing at Community Roots on Volunteer Tuesday. I have tried to identify it but had no luck. https://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-guide/.
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We’ve been out and it’s very late so please call back tomorrow for photos and words. 🙂
That was a very busy day. First we went to help paint the old Redruth Library which has been abandoned for sometime but is now undergoing change. It is to become a community space for The Writers’ Block, for creativity, for story telling and writing workshops, for drama and performance. A call was put out for volunteers to help paint the first story telling room so off we went. The pictures tell the start of the restoration of this room, preparation and starting to paint. I did work as well as taking photos! Permission was given for all photos to be shared.
Wonderful colour was to be found at the National Dahlia Collection where we went late afternoon.
The best was yet to come. We went to St Ives to see the wonderful Peggy Seeger. What a woman she is, still performing at 87, still the fierce feminist and activist. She was supported by her singer songwriter son, Neil and their last song which she said was her goodbye to us all, was her beloved Ewan MacColl’s goodbye to her and his family, “The Joy of Living.” I suspect there were few dry eyes in the house.
Just before we started our singing this morning, I spent a few minutes looking along the river.
After singing this beauty came along.
A friend of the choir is getting married at the weekend but we can’t all be there so we sang ‘This Love Will Carry’ for him and his bride. It starts with the sops, the altos come in , then the tenors (inc me) and lastly the basses until the whole choir is singing and sending love to the happy couple.
As our local children start the new school year, our local knitter has produced another lovely post box topper in honour of Rick, our crossing man who sees children and adults alike safely over the road.
We’ve baked a bunch of cookies today to take with us tomorrow morning to support our local postal workers who are striking for better conditions.
Talented Bury St Edmunds member has kindly baked a cake that simply demonstrates the struggle that our posties are in today.
And I can’t go without mentioning that Queen Elizabeth has died this afternoon. I’ve never been a royalist but I do feel sad at the breaking news which has got to me for some reason, perhaps because she was also a Mum, a Granny and a Great Granny and all those people will miss her so. This appeared in my feed and I like it. She was such a good sport and clearly loved being a part of that sketch. Thank you to the artist.
We spent the morning with the Roots community today for Volunteer Tuesday. P and I planted over 1000 winter salad seeds and the lovely Mr S was working with a team on laying out the beds in the new poly tunnel.
“National Read a Book Day on September 6 calls all book lovers to indulge in their favorite hobby, guilt-free. Bringing new worlds to life, books enlighten us and transport us on exciting adventures. They can challenge our perspectives on the human experience in ways unmatched by other media. In a world deluged by technology, National Read a Book Day encourages us to silence the noise and turn the pages for a while.”
Here are the books we are reading at the moment:
And for a treat, Sting with Fields of Gold. I love this and hope you do too.
And our women have just won UEFA Women’s Euro 2022!
We expected just to be shown around to to see what was going on but it turned out to be the day for putting up a new poly tunnel and it seemed that extra hands would be useful so we stayed and helped. What a wonderful sense of satisfaction and camaraderie.
The fruit display for the parade at our fabulous greengrocery, GrowBox, was beautiful.
This afternoon I harvested dinner from the lottie – sweetheart cabbage, fine beans, purple teepee beans and yet more courgettes (enough now for another batch of soup). I’ll use the rhubarb tomorrow for Different Every Time Pud.