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Crochet, Beads and One Bloom

Our walk into town today took us past Evie’s Cafe where they had spread out onto the street with their colourful chairs and tables. It being quite chilly, they had thoughtfully provided crochet rugs for everyone!

Rugs to warm the customers

Since I started my glass work,  I’ve been popping into each Charity shop hoping to find some pretty earrings, beads or bracelets that I can up-cycle. Today I found a gem, well, several gems in one bracelet and all for 50p. I’m very pleased. If any of my local readers have any such items they can spare, please let me know. You can find my first piece here.

Beady bracelet

The beautiful bouquet that the lovely Mr S received for his birthday 12 days ago have gone to be recycled – all but this one beautiful bloom which is in a special one flower display piece that we bought many years ago at Salts Mill in Yorkshire.

Single Gerbera

 
 

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Glass Pebbles, Marguerites and A Crocus

I ordered some glass pebbles to go with my glass work and they arrived this morning to my great delight though there are no red ones which is a shame.  I shall have to make another order!

Glass pebbles

The Marguerites just keep flowering despite the snow, the hail and the winds.

Marguerites

The Crocuses started to open up in the warmth of the sun this afternoon.

Inside a crocus

 

Weather, Engine House and Skeleton Trees

We had to go to Truro quite early this morning and the skies were both black and blue prescient of the sunny day with heavy hail showers that was to come.

Black and blue sky

The road from Chacewater home takes us between the Wheal Busy site and the Killifreth site and this chimney which I can’t identify was on the left.  I’m hoping that someone local who reads this will be able to tell me.

Wheal ?

It was lovely how the sun caught the tops of the skeleton trees.

Sunny tree tops taken from a moving car. I was not driving!

 

 

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Peace, Shadows, and A Thimble

The sun threw a shadow of the tea-pots on our shelf out through the window!

Tea-pots

My Mum collected thimbles and I have them, nearly 500 of them! They are all catalogued  and I have been busy with them today discovering where Mum found them, Truro Flea Market or Falmouth Arcade or multiple other places or who gave them to her. This tiny little one is cute. It is less than1″ tall.

No 467

 
 

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Mural, New Recipe and A Poem

Each season the mural on one of my favourite shops, Just Delights, is changed. This winter one has been up for a while ……It shows the main street of Penryn.

by Elizabeth Perry

Our dear neighbour came in for dinner this evening, a late celebration of the lovely Mr S’s birthday. I invented a new cheesecake recipe which has gone down a treat!

Blueberry and Lime Cheesecake

And a poem for you, one that I like

The Weight of Sweetness – Li-Young Lee 

No easy thing to bear, the weight of sweetness.

Song, wisdom, sadness, joy: sweetness
equals three of any of these gravities.

See a peach bend
the branch and strain the stem until
it snaps.
Hold the peach, try the weight, sweetness
and death so round and snug
in your palm.
And, so, there is
the weight of memory:

Windblown, a rain-soaked
bough shakes, showering
the man and the boy.
They shiver in delight,
and the father lifts from his son’s cheek
one green leaf
fallen like a kiss.

The good boy hugs a bag of peaches
his father has entrusted
to him.
Now he follows
his father, who carries a bagful in each arm.
See the look on the boy’s face
as his father moves
faster and farther ahead, while his own steps
flag, and his arms grow weak, as he labors
under the weight
of peaches.

 

 

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Drawing, Flowers and Action for Happiness

Our lovely LiveWire No 4 drew a portrait of us both, me with a purple dress and her Grandad in a pink shirt. There is a tree and a flower too because we love our garden. We are holding hands because we love each other!

Grandparents!

We are surrounded by loveliness! Our lovely neighbour brought in a gorgeous bouquet to celebrate Mr S’s birthday.

Colourful bouquet from S-next-door

Here is the Action for Happiness chart for February.

February

 

 

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Raindrops, Clouds and A Buzzard

The raindrops on the bird feeder caught the light and my eye from the kitchen from where I took the photo as the rain was very heavy this morning.

Diamonds in the sunbeams

We had snow for two minutes this afternoon and then the sun came out briefly and turned some clouds a beautiful peachy colour.

Peachy cloud

There was a Buzzard in the field behind us this afternoon, busy tearing something up and then hopping into the air and landing again to appear to be digging. We think there must have been field mice in the area. I took many photos, all on a long zoom and all a bit fuzzy. Here it has just landed after one of its hops.

Buzzard in the field behind our garden

 

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