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World Sleep Day, Sea Otters and A Poem

My lovely Sister-in-law sent me a message from America that today is World Sleep Day. Along with the information, she sent me a photo of a glorious couple of Sea Otters sleeping together. Not my photo of course!

The following poem was published in the Guardian a couple of weeks ago and suits today’s theme. I have some special people in my life for whom this poem is particularly apt and I include myself on occasion here too.

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Beauty, nature

 

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Stillness, Water Cooler and Magnolia Gardens

The Penryn River was so still this morning – utterly beautiful.

After singing we all stopped in at The Muddy Beach cafe. This is the water cooler.

On my way home, I stopped off at Burncoose Nursery to have a walk around their beautiful grounds. It was stunning! Every corner turned revealed another breath taking sight. Please join me on my walk.Click on any photo for the caption and detail.

 

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Crocuses, Emotions and Fallen Camellia

My Suffragette garden has White Hyacinths just coming into flower and Crocuses that are Purple, White and Green all in the one plant!

This afternoon I was at the local Children’s Centre where an activity was ready for the little people as they arrived. The lovely foam faces were there to encourage the children to talk about their happy and sad feelings.

I did a quick circuit of Church Lane, Lovers’ Lane and our street early this evening, to get my step count up! This fallen Camellia stood out against the old flowers, now turned to brown, and the tarmac. Isn’t it so delicately pretty?

 

Upgrade, Stem, Magnolia and Another Bus

I’ve taken the plunge and upgraded to Business! I’d used all the space on WordPress, Flickr wasn’t reliable for posting my photos and photos are such an important part of my Blog that I couldn’t have the iffy postings any more! I’ve added the photos to yesterday so am a happy bunny now!

On my walk into town this afternoon, I caught sight of this intriguing stem.

Magnolias are in full bloom all over town.

I love the Cornish slang on our new buses. This one is also for Shelagh in Vermont.

 

 

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St Euny, Yellow and A Poem

This morning we walked the Churchyard again, this time with the photographer for Cornwall Today, a local magazine where our project is to be featured in the May edition.  Every journey into the Churchyard is a revelation – more stones discovered and different Spring flowers in bloom. Today it is Celandines, Primroses and Daffodils.

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This beautiful poem by Linda Gregg is most appropriate for today.
In Praise of Spring – Linda Gregg
 
The day is taken by each thing and grows complete.
I go out and come in and go out again,
confused by a beauty that knows nothing of delay,
rushing like fire. All things move faster
than time and make a stillness thereby. My mind
leans back and smiles, having nothing to say.
Even at night I go out with a light and look
at the growing. I kneel and look at one thing
at a time. A white spider on a peony bud.
I have nothing to give, and make a poor servant,
but I can praise the spring. Praise this wildness
that does not heed the hour. The doe that does not
stop at dark but continues to grow all night long.
The beauty in every degree of flourishing. Violets
lift to the rain and the brook gets louder than ever.
The old German farmer is asleep and the flowers go on
opening. There are stars. Mint grows high. Leaves
bend in the sunlight as the rain continues to fall.
 
 

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A Dragon, A Fence and Spring Flowers

In glorious Spring sunshine I walked to deliver a card and found so many beautiful things, just nearby, almost on our doorstep – first a dragon leaning up against a wall,

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next, a decorated fence…..

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and lastly today, a beautiful blue planter full of Spring colour.

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Craft Collective, Front Garden and A Special Dinner

This afternoon I went into town to The Craft Collective as I had heard that they were going to be knitting pink Pussy hats in preparation for any visit by POTUS No 45. As well as the ticket buying wool, pattern, needles and unlimited wonderful snacks, more than half of the money was being collected for  Cornwall Women’s Refuge. You can find out more about the charity here. http://www.cwrt.org.uk/  What a pleasure to spend a creative afternoon with like-minded people!

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Coming home I was delighted by our own front garden!

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Our eldest daughter is with us for the weekend for her birthday so I have cooked up a storm, the main course of which was spectacular and delicious. It is Yottam Ottolenghi’s Duck with Blackberries, Ginger and Star Anise and it went down very well! We had the Duck dish with a mash of Carrots, Potato and Sweet Potato and some Crispy Garlicky Kale.

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