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Frilly Poppy, Haymaking and Nigella

A poppy opened this morning.

Hay is being made in the field behind our house. How lovely to be back in the country side after our week in London!

The Love-in- the -Mist , self seeded this year, is in flower.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2017 in Beauty, environment, garden

 

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 Roses, Leaves and Sweet Potato Salad

What a scorcher, as they say! We don’t get heat quite like London heat in the far South West of the U.K where we live. We have melted the day away here! We all found respite in the coolth of the park where the children played, we all enjoyed ice creams and I enjoyed the scent of the roses and the sunlight through the Copper Beech leaves.

Supper was roast chicken and a delicious mix of salads including Sweet Potato Salad presented beautifully in one of Nicky Stephenson’s gorgeous pots.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2017 in art, Beauty, ceramics, environment, Food

 

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Pinks , Purples and A Spanish Poem

Our garden has lots of pinks and purples at the moment and the contrast of orange here and there.

The Moon Comes Forth
By Federico García Lorca
Translated by A.Z. Foreman

When the moon is out
The bells die away
And impenetrable
Paths come to the fore.

When the moon is out
Water covers land
And the heart feels itself
An island in infinity.

No one eats oranges
Under the full moon.
It is right to eat
Green, chilled fruit.

When the moon is out
With a hundred faces all the same,
Coins of silver
Start sobbing in the pocket.

The Original:

La Luna Asoma

Cuando sale la luna
se pierden las campanas
y aparecen las sendas
impenetrables.

Cuando sale la luna,
el mar cubre la tierra
y el corazón se siente
isla en el infinito.

Nadie come naranjas
bajo la luna llena.
Es preciso comer,
fruta verde y helada.

Cuando sale la luna
de cien rostros iguales,
la moneda de plata
solloza en el bolsillo.

 

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Everlasting Sweet Peas, Bird House and Bee

My walk today took me on a different route where there was a whole hedge of Everlasting Sweet Peas. They look gorgeous but sadly have no perfume.

I loved this little bird house in a garden along the lane.

Bees could be heard all along the way and I caught this one busily collecting nectar.

Today I have had a really lovely job, collating all the wonderful comments sent in about our event, Until the Day Break, set in St Euny Churchyard. The only complaint was that we had sold out and someone couldn’t get tickets! I’ll share some of them with you later.  Click on the red link to see some photos of the event.

 

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Iris, Eryngium and Acer

Our garden has gone from the yellows of Spring to blues and reds among the green.

 

 

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Flowers, Flora and Fauna at West Pentire

Last night, after a 15 hour journey (including a 90 minute delay on the train) back from Barcelona where I had been visiting our twin Grandbabies, I came home to the lovely Mr S and a beautiful bunch of flowers.

Before the rains returned this afternoon we had a lovely walk around West Pentire, admiring the poppies and other wild flowers against the backdrop of the sea – just beautiful. Click on any photo for detail.

 

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Last Photo, Broad Beans and Green Fields

Happily, both Grandbabies woke up in time for a last photo before I left early this morning.

Just outside Bristol Station were these broad beans, part of an urban gardens project. Seeing them really pleased me!

It is always so lovely when returning to England from abroad. The greenness of everything is quite startlingly beautiful.

 

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