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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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Snoods, Designs and A Crocus

I’ve been knitting snoods for a collection of warm stuff for refugees.

The first Wednesday of each month is Sing For Your Heart at the Eco Park. Today was as uplifting as always. There was a goodly collection of donations for the next load going to Calais to help the refugees.  Love the designs in the atrium.

At the Eco Park

Our first purple Crocus has appeared.

Purple Crocus

 
 

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Porthleven, A Bracket and A Birthday Card

I spent a happy couple of hours with a dear friend in a little cafe in Porthleven this morning. It was very misty but, as always, still lovely.

Porthleven in the mist

On our way back up the hill, I noticed an attractive bracket.

Dolphins

A late birthday card came today with a delightful and beautifully written message from LiveWire No 3. It took us a moment to get her joke! The ‘We all’ was changed to ‘I’ to make the joke work.

We love this message!

 

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Snowdrops, Muscari and Yourself

Some beautiful spring flowers for you today and a reminder to take care of yourself.

Snowdrops

Muscari

And as the sun came out today and we had the bluest of skies, we too, in the Northern Hemisphere, can emerge into the Spring.

Be easy on yourself

 

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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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Six on Saturday – Not My Garden No 2

We went to the Eden Project again on Thursday (and got snowed in. To read that story, look back at Thursday’s blog!) Although we were there only a few weeks ago, there were so many new blooms to see. Sadly, I don’t know the names of all the beauties we saw so if anyone would like to help, I would love to know. The first 5 were in the Rainforest Biome, the last in the temperate Mediterranean Biome.

Ginger Lily?

Waterfall

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Flame pea, Katy. Choizema cordatum Fabaceae.In the Mediterranean Biome

It is the most remarkable place to visit and we are very lucky that we are only an hour or so away.

For other Six on Saturday posts, have a look at the comments on The Propagator’s blog. He’s the chap that started this fun group going.

 

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