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Reflections, Hydrangea and Planting

The Penryn River was so calm this morning and the reflections gorgeous.

When LiveWire no 4 was with us at half term, she brought in a skeleton hydrangea flower that she thought was very beautiful and I agree. I have kept it safely.

I have ‘planted’ the hyacinths for the turn of the year and my birthday. They are in the lovely glass planters that my Mum used to use. It really pleases me to be still using them and remembering the flowers Mum grew in them. Apparently the Victorians loved to raise hyacinths like this. I don’t know how old our glasses are but they are very pretty.

 

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Swan, Leaves and Squash

In a break between songs at our rehearsal this morning, I went out onto the balcony to get a photo of the swans in the mud of low tide .

Autumn leaves are everywhere!

Our Pumpkins/Squash are all ripened. Some will keep but one looks ready to use so Pumpkin soup will soon be on the menu.

 

Storms, Sunshine and Leaves

Singing at the Zed Shed in Penryn this morning the weather was wild – one minute  an absolute downpour……… and the next the sun was out and actually felt warm.

Fallen leaves are making very pretty tapestries in the rain.

 

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Singing, Beach and Sculpture

LiveWire 3 joined us singing this morning and it was a brilliant session. It was raining and the tide was going out…….

Later we met the rest of the family at Porthtowan for lunch at the Blue Bar and a walk on the beach.

LiveWire 3 (11) spent time in the garden creating some natural sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

The one on the left represents Fire, the middle one Peace and the third Freedom. What a thoughtful and creative young woman she is.

 

Peace and Charity Auction

Singing at the Zed Shed where this vision of peace greets us in the morning, is very soul restoring.

Choir this morning have recorded a short piece for the ShelterBox Auction. The top bidder for us will win an hour’s concert!   Here is a YouTube video for you of The Suitcase Singers singing Anne Glanville

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnXNwa5XTVA

When our Ukrainians were with us, I contacted Spotlight South West to encourage them to see the show and do interviews with the Hooligan Art Community. Here is the interview for you to see. It takes a while to load.

 

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Penryn River, Sails and A Wedding Present

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.

 

Reflection and View

It’s always good to sing on Thursday mornings beside the Penryn River.

There may be a recording later when it arrives in my inbox.

 

Reflection, Egret and English

The tide was in on the Penryn River as I arrived for singing this morning. The water was very still and the reflections gorgeous.

Later, after singing and with the tide receding, I noticed an egret pootling about in the mud.

Having family and friends in America, this chart amused me.

While we are talking about words – is anyone else enjoying Quordle? I’m loving it!

 

 

Reflections, Thanksgiving and Pecan Pie

What a beautiful start to my morning as we sang with this view of the Penryn River.

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA and in solidarity with family and friends in America, we cook up a storm of a Thanksgiving dinner using some family recipes.  We’ve cooked a small turkey crown with and cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, using our beans and recipe from the book “Giving Thanks’ bought in Plimouth some years ago, mashed potatoes, kalettes with shallots and bacon, stuffing  and gravy to be followed by Pecan Tart for pud.

Happy Thanksgiving to family in Atlanta, Hawaii, Seattle and Phoenix and friends in Flagstaff, Vermont and Sacramento. Also to all my blogging friends- Happy Days!

Pecan Pie

 

Cornish Sole, Peas and A Sign

I bought some recently caught  Cornish Lemon Sole at the fishmonger’s today. coated it  in seasoned flour and fried it quickly in butter – delicious! I served it with Cornish potatoes, spinach and peas and was reminded of a cartoon I saw recently.

Daughter No 2 hated peas as a toddler and used to hide them on the rungs of her high chair. We should have tried this line!

This reminder was seen in Penryn today.

 

 
 

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