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Birthday Bouquet and Two Views

It’s still possible to pick enough flowers for a friend’s birthday.

The view as we walked through the gardens of the Meudon hotel is fabulous.

At the bottom of the gardens is Bream Cove with a view across the Falmouth.

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2019 in Cornwall, friendship, Photography

 

Basket, Pancakes and Clematis

There are still lots of lovely colourful baskets of flowers in Truro.

I made Lemon and Raisin Pancakes for a treat this afternoon.

We brought in a couple of Clematis flowers today.

 

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Bag, Stickers and Angels

My bag for the People’s Vote March next Saturday arrived today along with a couple of stickers, in  Cornish.

I have now completed eight stained glass angels for the Christmas market. Here are a couple, all  reclaimed  glass, some. of. it. Victorian, and re-cycled bits  of  jewellery.

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2019 in art, Cornwall, glass, Photography, Postaday 2019

 

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Blues, Lilac and Skeletons

A glorious afternoon so off we went to walk by the sea. Join us – it was bracing!

Blues

I spotted something purple on the very edge of the cliff so zoomed in (the cliffs are unstable here so I didn’t get close) and found a flower which looks like Sea Thrift but is the wrong colour and the wrong season. I’m hoping someone can help me identify them – HeyJude maybe?

Not Thrift?

The seed heads were delicately beautiful skeletons.

Seed head

And Sallie’s Ice-cream van was there!

 

 

Reflections and Our Concert

Just one picture for today, mast reflections taken last Saturday at Mylor.

Home late after a brilliant concert that was greatly appreciated by our packed audience in St Euny Church where the acoustics are wonderful. There may be photos later.

 

Mural, Plastic Bottles and Cacti

The mural outside one of my favourite shops, Just Delights, has recently been done for winter. The mural is changed each season and pleases me every time I drive through to choir.  To find the others, put mural into the search.

By Elizabeth Perry

After singing today, I did my shift in Fannie and Fox, the lovely gallery in Penryn where my glass now sells. It is a real pleasure to sit among so many beautiful things. Here are some for you to see.

Made of discarded plastic bottles by Rebecca Sims

Wall panels by Julie Howe

Knitted cacti by Sarah Perry

 

 
 

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Downpour, Garden Flowers and Mary Oliver

We got caught in a downpour when shopping in town so we popped into our favourite coffee shop, Home Ground, to shelter and have some excellent coffee. There were roses on the window ledge.

There are still flowers in our garden despite the wind and rain. I decided to bring some in to enjoy indoors.

I have shared Mary Oliver’s poems before and this seemed so apt for these nights that are drawing in earlier and earlier, not eight o’clock tonight but by seven o’clock it was properly dark.

Lamps – Mary Oliver

Eight o’clock, no later
You light the lamps,

 

The big one by the large window,
The small one on your desk.

 

They are not to see by—
It’s still twilight out over the sand,

 

The scrub oaks and cranberries.
Even the small birds have not settled

 

For sleep yet, out of the reach
Of prowling foxes. No,

 

You light the lamps because
You are alone in your small house

 

And the wicks sputtering gold
Are like two visitors with good stories

 

They will tell slowly, in soft voices,
While the air outside turns quietly

 

A grainy and luminous blue.
You wish it would never change—

 

But of course the darkness keeps
Its appointment. Each evening,

 

An inscrutable presence, it has the final word
Outside every door.

 

 

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