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Rhododendrons, Daffodils and May Swenson

After singing again today, I went for a solo walk in Burncoose Nursery Gardens. I love the feeling of personal peace I get in there with nothing but the beauty and the scent of the flowers, varieties of bird song and the chance to think. The magnolias have just about finished but the Rhododendrons are now in flower and gorgeous.

Most of the Daffodils have gone over too as the Bluebells start to bloom but these few caught my eye and reminded me of  line in a poem, ‘the yolk coloured mouthpieces’ – just what these blooms have. Below is the whole poem by May Swenson.

Daffodils – May Swenson

Yellow telephones
in a row in the garden
are ringing,
shrill with light.

Old-fashioned spring
brings earliest models out
each April the same,
naïve and classical.

Look into the yolk-
colored mouthpieces
alert with echoes.
Say hello to time.

 

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Daffodils, A Poem and A Magnolia Moon Sky

Part of our front garden is crowded with daffodils and this delightful little poem by Sue Cowling ,which I read a few days ago, comes to mind when I see them.

Ten Syllables for Spring 

daffylonglegs
blowing
buttered trumpets. 

Daffodils in our garden

Daffodils in our garden

Behind the Magnolia tree in the beautiful blue sky the moon was rising.

Look carefully to see the moon

Look carefully to see the moon

 

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Creativity, Yellowness and Zest

I pass these embroideries on my way to singing each Thursday. They sum me up quite well!

Later in the day I passed this triangle of loveliness, heaps of little golden daffodils.

A triangle of loveliness

A triangle of loveliness

I’m going to two shared lunch events in the next two days so this afternoon I have made two delicious cakes, Tunisian Almond and Orange Cake with the addition of Star Anise in the glazing syrup. I love the glowing colours of the citrus zest.

Orange and lemon zest for Tunisian Almond and Orange Cake

Orange and lemon zest for Tunisian Almond and Orange Cake

 

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St David’s Day, Hedgerow Flowers and Daffodil Fields

Happy St David’s Day to all my readers especially those who share my Welsh heritage. Today I give you daffodils, those we have seen as we drove out today, in the hedgerows and the fields of gold where the daffodils are grown. I am always reminded of Sting’s beautiful song, Fields of Gold, when I see these fields in Spring though I know he is singing of the gold of ripening barley.Click on any photo for detail.

Here, for your delectation, is Fields of Gold by Sting.

 

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Live Quietly, Daffodils and An Artefact

1   Some good advice here – a philosophy that I heartily believe in. Thank you, Robert for the photo.

Live quietly in the moment

Live quietly in the moment

2   I love the delicacy of these very pale daffodils.

Pale daffodils in a Jane Hamlyn salt-glaze jug

Pale daffodils in a Jane Hamlyn salt-glaze jug

3  This artefact was dug up in our garden when I was a child but we have never known what it was. Any ideas? It is about 4″ high, made of metal and quite heavy for its size.

What do you think this could be?

What do you think this could be?

I have written a diary recounting my recovery from my Total Hip Replacement. You can read it here or go to the horizontal menu at the top of any page.

 

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Narcissi, Daisies and A Toad

1   More Narcissi are flowering. I wish I could remember the names of the varieties. If you recognise them, please tell me.

Another beautiful Narcissus

Another beautiful Narcissus

The palest of daffodils

The palest of daffodils

2   It’s been a beautifully sunny and warm day and the lawn is suddenly covered in Daisies.Daisies in the lawn

Daisies in the lawn

3   I went across the road tonight for an hour or two with a few friends and coming home we saw this toad by the wall. I do hope he stays safe and doesn’t go out onto the road. You’ll have to look closely. I didn’t use the flash, just the guide light  but you can still see his beautiful markings.

Late night toad

Late night toad

 

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Trelissick Garden, Cafe and Gallery

1   The sun was shining this morning so  off we went to one of our favourite gardens, Trelissick, a National Trust property.  As well as daffodils all over the grounds , the annual Daffodil Exhibition was happening – what a joy! The following gallery will take you around the gardens and into the old stable block where the daffodils were on display.  Click on any photo for an enlargement.

2    A hot drink was called for after a bitterly cold walk so off to the cafe where the room was in the process of being decorated with beautiful stencils of purple Wisteria.

3   After that to the Gallery which is always full of the most beautiful things. Today was no exception! The rope coil on the floor used to hoist heavy paintings was one of the beautiful things to attract my attention.

 

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Dozens of Daffodils, Cardigan and A Simple Supper

1   The streets of Carharrack, the village I go to for my piano lesson each week, are lined with daffodils, which even on the greyest and coldest of March days as this has been, make me smile.

Near the road sign

Near the road sign

The junction

The junction

Narcissi faces

Narcissi faces

2    I’ve finished off the smallest of the cardigans I’m making for our new Grand-baby due in just over three weeks. Two more to sew up now. This cardigan, like the others, has mother-of-pearl buttons from my Grandfather’s collection – the baby’s Great, Great, Grandfather! I really love that!

First size cardigan

First size cardigan

3   A  simple supper tonight of Stuffed Tomatoes – delicious with a spinach salad with a balsamic dressing.

Stuffed tomatoes

Stuffed tomatoes

Served with dressed Spinach leaves

Served with dressed Spinach leaves

 

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Reflection, Pleasing Patch and A Truth

1    These little Tete a Tetes were broken off by the strong winds. I popped them into a little ink bottle, which we dug up from a Victorian bottle dump many years ago, and then realised that they were being reflected beautifully in the shiny granite work surface.

Tete a tete reflection

Tete a tete reflection

2    Crocuses are appearing in my Suffragette Garden and looking lovely.

A little patch of my purple, white and green garden, honouring the Suffragettes

A little patch of my purple, white and green garden, honouring the Suffragettes

3     Below is a truth that I think many of you will recognise. Thank you to ajaytao for this and to Alastair for re-blogging it so that I could make a new blogger-friend.

sometimes-when-i-say-im-okayIf you haven’t seen my last post, please visit it and watch the video. It’s not beautiful but it is something we should all know about. Thank you.

 

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Choir Babies, Baby Naming and Fields of Daffodils

1  Our choir babies had fun today as we sang our hearts out.They also enjoyed the attention during the delicious lunch that L put on for us all to say goodbye to one of our members who is leaving us.

2  Had a fabulous drive through very narrow Cornish lanes lined with ancient trees down to Porth Navas to meet Lowen, the baby whose naming ceremony I’m to do in April. Her name is Cornish for happy. Isn’t that lovely?

3  Then on the corner, as I left, I spotted a field full of daffodils, absolutely glorious in their yellowness.

Field of daffodils

 
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