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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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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

 

In the Grounds of Falmouth University

Quite an adventure this morning as a good friend from choir and I navigated the many paths through the grounds to try to find the AMATA, Academy of Music and Theatre Arts at Falmouth University where our choir were rehearsing this morning. What a beautiful environment to study in!

 

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Story Writing, Raymond Carver and Old Notebooks

We were shopping for children’s books today, for six months old to nine years old and found some beauties with which to entertain the LiveWires later this month. While we in the bookshop there was an author event going on, Craig Green writing a story with young customers. It was a delight to hear the contributions for their 26 words story and his lovely way of using their suggestions.

Story writing with Craig Green

Today’s poem in Poem for the Day is this little beauty from Raymond Carver who died on this day in1988. To love and be loved really is all that matters.

Late Fragment by Raymond Carver

Big, big sorting today on another rain-filled day – this time through all my writings from when our son was very ill soon after being born. My notes take us from Day 11 of his little life, his three heart operations, (though today, reading just the first two was enough), my poems, the little things I have kept from those days. We have both cried this afternoon, reading and remembering, but the beautiful thing is that, despite the odds, 50/50; then 60/40  and again 60/40 against his survival, he and his twin sister are almost 40 and he is himself the Father of twins. One day soon, I shall write up the whole experience, the horrors and the delights, the successes and the mistakes, the lovely things that were said and some of the shocking thoughtless words said by people who should have known better.

Here is a photo of the garden a few moments ago when the sun came out after a day of rain reminding us of how the sun shone in our lives as our lovely boy and his three lovely siblings grew to be such wonderful, thoughtful, kind and much loved adults.

Sunshine after rain

 

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Rain, A Ring and A Flower

It has rained all day again and the garden is quite sodden. I like the muted effect through the rain-splattered window.

Rain soaked garden

My Wedding ring has been too small for me for some time and I wear it on a chain. Today we went to a local family jewellers and found a beautiful silver ring with a Celtic knot design and I have a new ring on my wedding finger, just in time for our Golden Wedding Anniversary next month.

My beautiful ring

Joseph Conrad’s words

From the flowers we were given last week, this one is pink and fluffy but I don’t know its name.

What is this pretty flower?

 

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Exhibition, Bee and Butterfly

The Cornish Studies Library in Redruth now has our Perthi Kov Exhibition of the people we researched for  ‘Until the Day Break’, all  put together by Lesley Trotter and me and designed by Anna Oliver. It looks good in this venue! If you are local, go in and have a look. If you are from somewhere else in the world, please click on the photo to be able to read about our fascinating characters.

Bees and butterflies are enjoying our Agapanthus flowers as are we.

Honey bee on Agapanthus

Large White butterfly on Agapanthus

Agapanthus with Crocosmia

 

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