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Six on Saturday – After the Rain

Today is a day of sunshine and showers and I popped out between showers to find my Six for this Saturday. I love catching raindrops in my photos and it is so lovely to see signs of Spring, albeit only a few flowers just yet – but – Spring is coming. The grass hasn’t stopped growing all winter. It was mowed only last week and is up again but it is far too wet to be cut right now.

Crocus

Atlantica Glauca Pendula

Snowdrops

Daffodil

Primrose

Like a field!

You, too, could join in Six on Saturday! Just have a look at the post and the comments  here.

 

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Macro, Mini and A Singer

I love getting really close up photos of flowers and raindrops. The Fritillaria Meleagris flower held the drops beautifully.

Macro water droplets

We went to visit an old friend today who asked us to bring nothing but I picked this mini bouquet of little flowers from our garden and she loved them.  I took them in a little jam jar so that she didn’t need to be bothered finding a vase.

Mini bouquet for Margaret

While Mr S was looking for jeans in a shop in Truro today, I discovered this beautiful old Singer sewing machine on the floor.

Singer sewing machine

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Two very different photos today, one a macro of a raindrop with reflections in it and the other caught in the instant as we all walked by a very shiny black VW Beetle.

Reflection in a raindrop

Reflection in a raindrop

Kaia and me and a black Beetle

Kaia and me and a black Beetle

For more photos in this challenge, click here.

 

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Tangerine Bird Treats, More Raindrops and Elf Coats – and My Staircase of Books

1   Inspired by something I read on a blog this morning http://enjoyingcreating.wordpress.com/ I got some half-dead fruit out of the compost and made these bird food treats to hang on our Christmas tree – which will be ‘planted’ outside as soon as it stops raining! I also made a pastry bird-seed cake in the hope  of both nourishing the birds and luring them closer to my camera!

Fruity bird treats

Fruity bird treats

Pastry bird-cake

Pastry bird-cake

2    I do love macro raindrops on this tiny moss.

Raindrops on moss

Raindrops on moss

3    These Avalon Elf Coats are the most beautiful bits of clothing I’ve ever come across!

Beautiful Avalon Elf Coats

Beautiful Avalon Elf Coats

4    And, at last, I have my book list for the staircase of books (but as my big brother said, it could be a different list tomorrow!)  I agree with Valerie that really I need the staircase in a lighthouse!

‘Under Milk Wood’  Dylan Thomas

Poems of Pablo Neruda

‘Othello’ Shakespeare (How can I choose just one play? Perhaps I should have ‘The Complete Works’ )

‘The Book Thief’  Marcus Zusak

‘Far From The Madding Crowd’  Thomas Hardy

‘Jeremy Visick’  David Wiseman  (my Dad!)

‘Kes’  Barry Hines

‘Sophie’s Choice’  William Stryron

‘Winnie-the-Pooh’  A A Milne

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’  Harper Lee

‘Rebecca’  Daphne Du Maurier

Do let me know what your choices would be and thank you to those who already have.

And to all my Australian readers – I hope you and yours are safe as we hear the news of the terrible fires sweeping across your country.

 

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