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Stream, Dandelion Clock and Dick Davis

Once again, so tired last night that I forgot to press Publish – so here is yesterday’s post, a little late!

On one of our routes into town we pass a little stream.

Coming home there were lots of delicate Dandelion clocks. I loved this one especially, in the midst of wild Forget-me-nots.

The following poem by Dick Davis, has a metaphor which recalls for me the days when our four children woke up early – now, joy of joys, when the Grandchildren come to stay, it is they who crawl into bed with us and it isn’t a matter of ‘giving up’ but of relishing the moment! Here, I feel Davis’  simile has become those awful thoughts that intrude the moment one wakes to consciousness when the ‘mess’ of reality hits with a wallop.

6 A.M. Thoughts

As soon as you wake they come blundering in
Like puppies or importunate children;
What was a landscape emerging from mist
Becomes at once a disordered garden.

And the mess they trail with them! Embarrassments,
Anger, lust, fear–in fact the whole pig-pen;
And who’ll clean it up? No hope for sleep now–
Just heave yourself out, make the tea, and give in.

 

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Suffragette Garden, Kebabs and A Rocket Send-Off

1    Our Suffragette garden is in bloom again with white petunias, purple clematis and green leaves.

White Petunia

White Petunia

Purple Clematis

Purple Clematis

2   Another beautiful evening so we’ve barbecued again and enjoyed  a delicious supper with a glass of wine in the evening sunshine.

Halloumi and vegetable kebabs

Halloumi and vegetable kebabs

3   Twenty years ago today, we had just given my Mum the best send off imaginable and as it became dark we went onto the green near their bungalow and set off fireworks, rockets, in fact. My Mum was born on 5th November 1914, Bonfire Night in the UK and she used to say she came in to fireworks and would like to go out the same way. We did her proud! She would have loved it!  There were forget-me-nots in flower in their garden then and they are in flower in our garden now.

Forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots

 

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Spring Greens, Robin and Mylor Harbour

1   The lanes around Cornwall are just bursting with that very special bright green of new leaves. Every corner  turned brings new delights.

Lane through Kennal Vale

Lane through Kennal Vale

2   I always take a walk around Mylor graveyard while the lovely Mr S strolls around the boatyard. The Robin was keeping a close eye on me.

Robin on a gravestone

Robin on a gravestone

3    It has been a very grey, cold and windy afternoon but the wind meant that the rigging on the yachts was singing that special song that reminds one of being by the sea.  The Myosotis blue was glowing despite the lack of sunshine.

The singing rigging

The singing rigging

Forget-me-nots by the water

Forget-me-nots by the water

 

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Beautiful Eggs, Forget-me-nots and Amber Bowl

1   Today’s eggs are so beautiful – feathers and straw included!

Today's beautiful organic and free range eggs

Today’s beautiful organic and free range eggs

2   The Forget-me-nots are in flower providing a haze of blue in the back garden.

Forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots

3    I like to put Narcissi in Mum’s vase at this time of year as Mum always did. This amber coloured glass bowl with its special weighted inner with holes to separate the flowers was one of their Wedding presents in 1939!

Narcissi in Mum's vase

Narcissi in Mum’s vase

Looking down into the bowl and the flower holder

Looking down into the bowl and the flower holder

 

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ShelterBox, Rhubarb and Next-Door’s Garden

1   Asked by whatshappeningatmyhouse, which charity would I give £1m if I had such a sum,  I realised that ShelterBox is one of my beautiful things. Started by one man with a very big heart and a very special vision, here in Cornwall, this charity works worldwide to give shelter and dignity to those affected by disaster, be it natural (tsunami, earthquake etc) or man-made (war, civil strife etc). It was indeed, a beautiful thing Tom Henderson started.  http://www.shelterbox.org/

ShelterBox has brought these Fijian families new homes allowing them to start to rebuild their lives again whilst living in comfort and dignity.

2   My good friend, Jean, gave us a rhubarb plant at choir on Monday – and because we cannot pick any until next year, gave me a bunch of rhubarb too. Today I’ve made a very special pudding that has been cooked in our family for three generations! It’s an Ambrose Heath recipe called Rhubarb Butterscotch Pie but we don’t put it in a pie case and we call it Different-Every-Time  Pudding because it is!  See my Food pages for the recipe and photos of the process and see shelikesherfood for KJ’s take on the pudding.

Different-Every-Time Rhubarb Pudding

3   Both our garden and next-door’s have some beautiful, delicate colour at the moment.

Camassia

Clematis Montana

 

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