Category Archives: Humour
Open Studios is on all over Cornwall this week and we made our second visit this afternoon. We both fell in love with a beautiful painting where the colours of the sea have been captured so well in “A Hot Afternoon.” There is one more day to see Pauline Passmore’s lovely work.
I met the lovely Mr S for lunch again today. He is working on the boat on Freeman’s Wharf, getting her ready for launch later this month. We met at The Muddy Beach Cafe in Penryn and had a delightful lunch of an excellent Tomato and Roast Pepper Soup with Cheesy Toast and Onion Marmalade!
There was a wedding in the cafe yesterday and the place was looking lovely, full of jugs of Spring blooms and bright yellow paper baubles hanging from the ceiling.
The blackboard in the porch always amuses me and today I managed to get a photo.
The following tender poem and beautiful art work came my way the other day and I asked for permission to share it here. I love the idea of the “quilt of humanity” and that we all need to recycle, literally and metaphorically, to make our world a safer place to be.
“The old threads are unraveling,
Get your needles ready.
We are stitching a new quilt
Bring your old t-shirts,
worn out jeans, scarves,
antique gowns, aprons,
old pockets of plenty
who have held Earth’s treasures,
stones, feathers, leaves,
love notes on paper.
A mindful meditation.
Each piece of material
The more color the better,
so call in the tribes.
Threads of browns, whites,
Women from all nations
Let’s recycle the hate, the abuse,
the fear, the judgment.
Turn it over, wash it clean,
ring it out to dry.
It’s a revolution
of recycled wears.
Threads of greens, blues, purples
of peace, kindness,
are being stitched
from one continent to the next
over forests, oceans, mountains.
The work is hard
Your fingers may bleed.
But each cloth stitched together
Brings together a community.
A world, our future world
Under one colorful quilt.
The new quilt of humanity.”
One of our old and very lovely buildings, Redruth Drapery Stores on West End, has been bought and is being renovated to become a place for the community to celebrate the arts in all shapes and sizes. The door hook is either brand new or newly polished and it pleased me.
This cartoon, in The Guardian this morning, made me laugh. I, too, have been watching the petition numbers go up but not so obsessively I needed a bucket.
I was pleased to see my favourite car parked along the road in Penryn as I walked to the hairdresser. I love these window boxes.
What a lovely splash of gold among the heather.
The view of Carn Brea changes depending on the direction you are looking from. This was from Barncoose.
A dear friend turned up this lunchtime with a beautiful bunch of daffodils for me – much appreciated kindness.
The daffodils in the front garden seem to be surviving the winds.
The following came my way recently and, as a retired English teacher, it appealed to me.
Passing an estate agent’s office today, my attention was drawn to the pigeon (Thanks John!) apparently choosing a property. His mate was there too but went further in before I could get the photo.
It was such a beautiful afternoon, I went to our nearest garden, Burncoose Nursery, for a walk hoping that the Magnolias might be in flower. They weren’t but the furry buds are looking very promising. I’ll go back again soon.
The Snowdrops were still pretty but in their last throes, the Daffodils had their heads bent, ready to flower soon and the Primroses were delicately lovely – but all were eclipsed by the Camellias which were in magnificent bloom. In one blossom, high up, I spotted my first Bee of the season. Not sure whether to be happy about that as tonight’s temperatures are forecast to fall again and I would hate it to be caught out.
I’ll show you more photos next Saturday. To be going on with, here is one of the Camellias.