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The phone rang this morning and it was our local nursery to say that our baby veg plants were ready to be collected so we went out! It was actually quite exciting to go out in the car for a ten minute ride each way, constantly on the alert to be stopped by the police who are doing a great job of encouraging people to stay at home. We were ready with our explanation for our journey – collecting food. We hoped they would understand that it would be all food in a few weeks/months and that would be that. We weren’t stopped!
Here then are one of the lanes we travelled along, one of the lettuces that I planted this afternoon and one of my favourites, Camassia flowers.
Ten of my scrub bags were collected this afternoon. I have saved one for the young woman that I used to teach who is a Nurse in Yorkshire. She and her husband, both nurses, have taken the huge decision to send their two boys to live with their Grandparents for the duration as S and her husband are so frightened of taking the virus home. I can’t find words to describe how that makes me feel. People use the word heroic to describe our frontline carers – that’s a truly heroic thing to do and my heart goes out to them all.
After a morning working in the garden, we went back to one of the nurseries we had visited yesterday, driving again through lovely Cornish countryside. Here is a lone windmill, a lone sheep on a hill and us alone on a narrow Cornish lane with Bluebells and Pink Campions. All photos taken from the moving car. Peace and love to you all.
My blog is for the Beautiful Things that I find around me every day and I have found some, of which more later. We have spent the day driving in our beautiful county of Cornwall, looking for a tree to plant in our garden, not in memory of someone we have lost but in the name of hope for the future, despite the fact that we are to have a Conservative government for another five years. So much of our social fabric has been destroyed over the last five years that first thing this morning, all we all felt was despair but we have to bounce back, organise and care for each other. In the words of a friend “It’s a perfect opportunity to practise loving kindness, compassion, service, smiling and being kind – even in adverse circumstances.”
Now, a gallery of today’s beauty. Click on any photo for detail or the caption. All these things have made me smile.
1 What good advice this is and today we have taken it!
2 We all had lunch in Porthleven and this was our dessert, Chocolate Brownie with Cherries and Pistachio Ice-cream. It was utterly delicious as was the rest of the meal.
3 Driving home through Cornish lanes with the sun streaming through the tress was another delight.
1 The lane we walk down to town is a mass of Spring growth – Bluebells, Ragged Robin, Three Cornered Leek, Fiddleheads on two kinds of Fern and fresh green Nettle growth.
2 This delightful door knocker made from a small trowel caught my attention in Falmouth.
3 We were in Falmouth to book our Sailing Classes. Sadly they are booked up until the end of May but then we do our two day RYA Level 1 course!
1 Had a beautiful drive down a little Cornish lane lined with drifts of bluebells.
2 Made a simple supper with beautiful purple sprouting broccoli a la Spring Simplicity but I left out the garlic because of tomorrow’s wedding and added some very crisply fried bacon – delicious! Thank you, Promenade Plantings for the inspiration.
3 The moon tonight is full and looks huge! I’m told that’s because it’s closer to the Earth than usual. It is certainly very beautiful.