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Sweet Peas, Cake Slice and Shelley

I have picked the first Sweet  Peas from our garden and they smell divine.

I bought a new cake slice when we were in London – no cake to slice with it yet!

I don’t usually post political stuff on here but today Jeremy Corbyn has been at Glastonbury and I loved his speech. In there were the following words: “In every child there is a poem, in every child there is a painting and in every child there is music.” Given that these essential subjects are being squeezed out of our current curriculum, these words were music to my ears. He  finished off with a quotation from Percy Bysshe Shelley – brilliant!

“Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number-
Shake your chains to earth like
dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you
Ye are many – they are few.”

There were well over 100,000 in his audience!

 

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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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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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Iris, Eryngium and Acer

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

 

 

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Another Day in Granollers 

A busy day of Grandbabiness – holding hands, reading, harvesting the lettuces, going shopping, smiling and then a delicious Senegalese meal for the rest of the family.





 

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Meeting Welly-Dog, In the Bath and Preview

We have had another fleeting and very lovely visit from Daughter No 3 and family en route back from the Scilly isles where they had a brilliant holiday.     LiveWire no 4 loves our garden, can name lots of flowers including Three Cornered Leek and enjoyed chatting to Welly-Dog.

Later, after they had gone, I discovered some of the bath toys abandoned after her bath this morning.

This evening we went to the Preview of an Open Studio show by our lovely friend, Nicky. Beautiful work and lots of red spots already!

 

 

 

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Thank You Card, Nelly Moser and White Flowers

A card with a beautiful message arrived this morning. It was from J who stayed here for a few days as next door was full of family here for Bill’s funeral. We made a lovely new friend.

Our Nelly Moser Clematis has more flowers this year than ever before.

We planted the very pretty white flowered Libertia Grandiflora on top of our hedge a few years ago and that too, is doing very well this year.

 
 

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