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Our Nephew, Singing and Cats

Our nephew, Mark Galen Lucas, is an artist in glass and his work is remarkable. He has given me permission to show you this beautiful piece about which he says, “This piece is about depression. As one hand is trying to evolve and flower, the other plucks the petals not allowing anything unfamiliar to take hold.”

Molecular Self-destruction by Mark Galen Lucas

We are learning ‘Lean on Me’ at choir, ready for singing at World Refugee Day on Wednesday. The arrangement by our leader, Claire Ingleheart,  is sounding amazing. I’ll give you a recording after Wednesday’s performance.

Two of next door’s cats visited this evening.

England won!

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2018 in art, Beauty, garden, glass, nature, Postaday2018

 

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A Visitor, Nasturtium and Wild Strawberries

The Bengal Cat came to call again. We haven’t seen him for several months and were pleased to have him stop by again. His markings are so beautiful.

Bengal cat

We have some Nasturtium flowers on the pan stand. When it becomes a tower of flowers, I will show you the whole thing.

Nasturtium

I found a few wild strawberries in the herb wall this afternoon. I ate the first one and brought the rest in to  share.

Tiny wild strawberries

 

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Gnomes, Flowers and A Poem

On the walk to school, always delightful chatting to the LiveWires, we pass by a garden full of golden gnomes and other ornaments.

Golden gnome garden

Outside one of the coffee shops are a pair of planters.

Colour on the High Street

LiveWire No3 is practising for a Poetry Slam next week. This is her poem –

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Eating black bananas
Where do you think he put the skins?
Down the King’s pyjamas!

Anon. Taken from “Slurpy Spaghetti”

 

 

Rose, Dendrites and Raspberries

Just look at this glorious rose! It was a present from dear friends for our Golden Wedding Anniversary last summer. It smells divine as well as looking so spectacular.

Crown Princess Margareta

We are late in cleaning our terrace this year but the joy in discovering the dendrites anew each year is still a delight.

Dendrites

We have made a cage around our Raspberry bed this afternoon to protect the fruit from the birds.

Raspberry cage

 

 

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Colours, Bee and The Cause

Inspired by Ali of The Mindful Gardener, I collected today’s dead-headings together and she is right, they do make a lovely palette.

Dead-headings

The bees are busy – thankfully.

Busy bee

Tonight we are going to see The Cause by Dreadnought Southwest, an imaginary meeting between two redoubtable women, Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst.  You can read more about the play here.

The Cause by Dreadnought South West

Fabulous play! If you get the chance to see it, do go – it is mesmerising and moving.

 

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Door Stop, River View and White

There was a delightful door stop keeping the fresh air flowing in the Muddy Beach cafe after singing today. This one won’t steal your chips!

Seagull door stop

It is always lovely looking across the Penryn River.

Boats and birds

The white part of our garden is coming along well – Lupins, Poppies and White Foxgloves.

White garden

 
 

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Troon, Garden and Bullfinch

Leaving Troon last night where my choir rehearses in the Primary School,  there was no-one else on the road so I stopped to take a photo of their lovely welcome to their village, a planted up model of an engine house.

On the way into Troon

We are pleased with how our garden is looking. It will be even better when the Sweet peas are in flower.

Looking up the garden

A pair of Bullfinches are nesting nearby and feeding regularly at our feeders.

Bullfinch

 
 
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