At our last choir two lovely people gave me some bits of jewellery to add to my glass work.
Beautiful bits from Lisa and Helen
This ghostly apparition delighted me this morning, especially when the rainbows passed over it.
Our sunshine ghost
I cut the glass for this one a few days ago but didn’t have all the right additions until Monday evening. I have worked on it all afternoon and am pleased with the final result though the photo looks gold and it isn’t! It’s silver!
Today’s work, incorporating the two little turquoise earrings, top left in above photo, and a piece of sea-glass
After another wild and very wet night, the sun shone by about midday and we went for a walk up along the Great Flat Lode trail that is right behind our house. It’s a good stomp for finding beautiful things!
1 My new project is to embellish duvet covers for one of our Live-wires (can’t really call them the Grand-babies any more as they are all growing up – 2,4,6 and 7 years old). Live-wire B, who has just turned two, is about to move into her cot-bed and I am sorting out her new duvet covers. More about the project as it develops. Today has been spent tacking!
My ongoing project
2 We had a candle on the hob this evening and it made a lovely reflection in the black glass.
Candle on the hob
3 This delightful photo came to me via a friend today. Thank you!
1 It has been a beautiful Spring day today and I ventured out into the garden. The sunlight was shining through the white Narcissi.
2 There were still raindrops held between the newly sprouted leaves of the Aquilega and, if you click to enlarge and then zoom in, you’ll see the reflection of the trellis work. There’s also a tiny string of raindrops just behind the main drop and the new leaves have a delicate furriness.
Aquilega and raindrop
3 My lovely sister-in-law reminded me of a poem that just shouts ‘Spring has sprung’ and here it is –
in Just by e e cummings
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
I love it! Spring and the essence of childhood – just glorious!
You’ll find another e e cummings poem in this post.
1. We spent all afternoon in the West Family Woods delighting in the bird song, the flowers, the variety of trees and being with the family. The stream that runs through the woods is very beautiful and home to many tadpoles. (See my Weekly photo challenge)
2 The family have five lovely Black Labradors. The photo is of Willow, the oldest of the five, sister of one and mother of another. Having been bitten twice by strange dogs as a child, I’m somewhat wary of being around dogs but these are all beautiful and beautifully trained.
3. There’s a swing seat in the woods. I could have sat and rocked for hours taking in all the sounds, smells and tranquility of the woods.