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White Primroses, 2040 and Glass

Our Suffragette garden is waking up – the White Primroses are looking beautiful.We are just back from a special screening of the film 2040 in which award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. It was, as a friend said, both galvanising and uplifting. Do see it if you can.

We are out for dinner with friends tonight and I have made a small glass gift to take, a sailing boat with a silver fish from a donated earring. 

 

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Snowdrop, Cyclamen and Rebecca Solnit

I found our first Snowdrops in the garden this morning.

The white Cyclamen are doing well despite the rain and the wind.

 

I love this take on a well known prayer, giving thanks to Mother Nature. It’s from Rebecca Solnit,  an American writer who has written on a variety of subjects, including feminism, the environment and politics.

Our mother who art underfoot,
hallowed be thy names,
thy seasons come, thy will be done,
within us as around us,
thank you for our daily bread, our water, our air, and our lives and so much beauty;
lead us not into selfish craving and the destructions that are the hungers of the glutted,
but deliver us from wanton consumption
of thy vast but finite bounty,
for thine is the only sphere of life we know,
and the power and the glory, forever and ever, amen

 

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Poem, Spring and Gargoyle

This lovely poem has come my way by various sources over the last few days and I thought you, Dear Readers, might like it too.  Roger Robinson’s collection won the T.S. Eliot prize mentioned in this Guardian cutting as being shortlisted.  What excellent advice there is in this poem. Do carry your paradise with you always – it can be a life-saver.

There are signs of Spring in our garden.

Our first Iris Reticulata

Our son came home over New Year and cleared out lots of his stuff from our attic. He left us this delightful gargoyle which was a present for him from my Mum and Dad many years ago. It’s too heavy to post to Barcelona! Now it is visible from our kitchen window reminding me of some of  those people in my life whom I love.

D’s gargoyle

 

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Yesterday’s Wolf Moon, Oranges and Pak Choi

Photo and words by Kris Meadon, written yesterday, used here with permission.

“It’s 4.30pm as this evening’s full Wolf moon rises slowly through the mist and clouds behind the fairytale castle of St.Michael’s Mount. 🌝 January’s full moon was dubbed the Wolf Moon by early Native Americans due to villagers hearing packs of wolves howling in hunger around this time of the year!”
We couldn’t see the full moon at all last night as it was far too cloudy. I went out several times to find it……   I was delighted when Kris’ beautiful photo turned up and he said I could use it.

A friend alerted me to the fact that Seville Oranges (needed for making marmalade) are in the shops for their very short season so off we went this morning to our local greengrocer’s to pick up enough for 4 batches. These are enough for one batch. I shall freeze some to make later.

Seville Oranges

Tonight’s Turkey stir-fry featured Pak Choi from our vegetable patch at the back.

Pak Choi

 

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Two Walks on a Rare Sunny Day

The sky was so beautifully blue this morning

Porthowan was a treat – toddlers  playing in the puddles left behind by the retreating tide; people strolling and waves crashing – wonderfully uplifting.

Later we went to walk around Trelissick Gardens – saw Daffodils on the way and lots of signs of Spring in the garden.

 
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Quirky Garden, Knitting and Trelissick

 

Red Leaves, Primroses and Jeremy Corbyn

The Cotoneaster Horizontalis in the front garden is gloriously red.

There are Primroses trying really hard to flower in our appalling weather, still gales and gales and…..

We have been at  a packed and exhilarating rally this evening. Hundreds queued in the downpour to get into the hall to listen to Jeremy Corbyn. We were then all treated to  a brilliant series of speeches.

Being interviewed before the rally

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2019 in garden, nature, Photography

 

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