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Hollyhock, Impressionist Flowers and Home Again

1   Taking J to Nursery this morning, we stopped for a while to watch this pollen-laden bee make his way to the Hollyhocks.

Coming in to land

Coming in to land

2   On Saltash Station, there is a small rowing boat planted up with flowers which is quite delightful but the trains we travel on hardly ever stop there. Here’s an impression of the flowers from the moving train.

Boat of flowers from moving train

Boat of flowers from moving train

3  Home again and the poppy has lost almost all its petals and there is now a richly textured seed head beginning to take shape.

Velvet seed head

Velvet seed head

We’ve been away for a few days. I will get to all your precious comments in the next day or two. Thank you all!


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Sleep, Knitting and An Indian Elephant

1   I slept all night! Beautiful!

2   Tonight I have finished the first of two Hoodies I am knitting for the Grandbabies. This is the smaller of the two and I am delighted with the finished article.

Tabitha’s hoodie

3   I love this small picture we have of a decorated Indian elephant. When we go to India at the end of the month we will be doing a safari on the back of an elephant.  For one who admires elephants as I do (such devoted and tender creatures) it will be almost a dream come true to be so close to one.

Indian Elephant

PS For those who liked the idea of ‘Suffragette Socks’ in a recent post, this is what they look like! The shades of purple, white and green are just perfect and I shall love wearing them!

Suffragette socks!


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Hawaiian Turtle, Clematis and Fungus

1   My dear sister, Daisy aka Deborah, posted a picture of this beautiful painting, her first done since she moved from Arizona to Hawaii. I so admire her talent. You can see another of her paintings here

Daisy's Painting

2    We have successfully moved this clematis, Sweet Sensation, from the back garden to the new fence and trellis at the front.

Clematis Early Sensation

I love the pale green in the centre of the white.

3    Clearing off my planting table I found this beautiful fungus, like a flower petal, so delicate and colourful! Click on the photo to see the feathery detail.

Beautiful fungus


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Bathroom Art, Piano Practice and Tyangboche

1   I see these two wacky bits of art several times a day and they make me smile every time! The embroidered one, ‘a list of reasons to head for the sea’ kept me going when I lived out of Cornwall. The driftwood one is by Susan R Evans and we bought them both in the Art gallery below Leeds Museum many years ago.

2  I’ve done lots of short practises today. Below is my keyboard and another beautiful piece of art, one of my favourites, ‘ The Rock Pool’ by Sasha Harding. It’s lovely to look up at when I’m stuck on a piece.

My keyboard and 'The Rock Pool' by Sasha Harding

3   Lucy and fellow trekkers have reached Tyamboche at 12,687ft  today. I don’t think we’ll hear from her for another whole week!

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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Flashmob, Brothers, Front door

1 To start today’s post which I’ll finish tonight – a video of Saturday’s flash mob. For those who don’t know what a flashmob is, here’s the Wiki definition:

A flash mob   is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse.

2  In response to the flash mob video that I sent out to all my family, BOTH my brothers replied! That gave me enormous pleasure!

3  Veronika has finished the front door and done an excellent job.

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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


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