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Volunteering, Dahlias and Peggy Seeger

We’ve been out and it’s very late so please call back tomorrow for photos and words. 🙂

That was a very busy day. First we went to help paint the old Redruth Library which has been abandoned for sometime but is now undergoing change. It is to become a community space for The Writers’ Block, for creativity, for story telling and writing workshops, for drama and performance. A call was put out for volunteers to help paint the first story telling room so off we went. The pictures tell the start of the restoration of this room, preparation and starting to paint. I did work as well as taking photos! Permission was given for all photos to be shared.

Wonderful colour was to be found at the National Dahlia Collection where we went late afternoon.

The best was yet to come.  We went to St Ives to see the wonderful Peggy Seeger. What a woman she is, still performing at 87, still the fierce feminist and activist. She was supported by her singer songwriter son, Neil and their last song which she said was her goodbye to us all, was her beloved Ewan MacColl’s goodbye to her and his family, “The Joy of Living.” I suspect there were few dry eyes in the house.

I bought a tea towel from her ‘merch’ table – I already had the other stuff!


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Earrings, A Flower and A Gig

I bought a few new pairs of earrings on our trip to Arizona! These Navajo ones were made by Rose Fowler and we bought them at the viewpoint along Oak Creek Canyon. Rose explained that the Bear represents strength, wisdom and healing; the Feather – trust, strength, power and freedom and the Turquoise – water, sky and a hope for security and beauty. Obviously, these earrings were made for me and I love them.

Navajo earrings

Navajo earrings

Our garden is being battered by wind and rain but the Japanese Anemones are just about surviving.

Japanese Anemones

Japanese Anemones

Tonight we are going to St Ives to a Baka Beyond gig as part of the September Festival and are really looking forward to it.


Baka Beyond


Posted by on September 24, 2016 in Arizona, art, music, nature, Photography, Postaday 2016


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