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Castle, Monkeys and John Clare

Walking home from town today, we suddenly caught an unusual view of Carn Brea Castle from just near our house.

Carn Brea Castle

Our Three Wise Monkeys are now in charge of a floriferous Begonia which was yellow when we bought it, changed to pink soon after and is now this lovely peachy colour.

Begonia

This morning on Radio 4, I heard this beautiful poem by John Clare being read but I missed the introduction so don’t know why it was chosen.  The summer has not been ‘beaming forth’ today as temperatures have plunged from 30C to 15C and the skies have stayed grey though the last many weeks past, we have had the most glorious sunshine.

Sonnet by John Clare

I love to see the summer beaming forth
And white wool sack clouds sailing to the north
I love to see the wild flowers come again
And mare blobs stain with gold the meadow drain
And water lillies whiten on the floods
Where reed clumps rustle like a wind shook wood
Where from her hiding place the Moor Hen pushes
And seeks her flag nest floating in bull rushes
I like the willow leaning half way o’er
The clear deep lake to stand upon its shore
I love the hay grass when the flower head swings
To summer winds and insects happy wings
That sport about the meadow the bright day
And see bright beetles in the clear lake play

Looking it up, I discovered that ‘mare blobs’ are marigolds – what a delightful name!

 

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Autumn Dawn, Painting and Scrumping 

Waking up too early, I was lucky enough to catch a lovely dawn sky.

I have painted the small wall near the kitchen over the last couple of days and today we have put back the Three Wise Monkeys which I planted up with little Spring flowers the other day. I tried to clean the copper monkeys to make them shine again. As you can see, neither the copper cleaner nor the lemon juice worked bit we rather like the effect that has been left.

My lovely neighbour and I did a little scrumping today! Now I can make an almost free Blackberry and Apple crumble, having gathered the blackberries the other day.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2016 in Beauty

 

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Monkey Planter, Grandparents and Truro by Drone

The little Tete a Tetes are in flower in my beautiful Three Wise Monkeys planter made especially for me by local artist Jeremy Beswick.

Three Wise Monkeys planter by Jeremy Beswick

Three Wise Monkeys planter by Jeremy Beswick

Everything is too quiet now that our lovely Live-wires have gone home. Happily, they will be back for Easter.

Being a Grandparent

Being a Grandparent

I came across this photo of Truro (I showed you the Cathedral yesterday) which was taken by a drone. I love how the Cathedral seems to grow right out of the middle of the city. Sorry, I don’t know whom to credit for the photo.

Truro by drone January 2015

Truro by drone January 2015

 

 

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Buttons, Drills Bits and Wise Words

I love how these buttons look like a box of chocolates. They are looking for a new home so if you are local, do ask!

Leather buttons

Leather buttons

The lovely Mr S is working on our stairs, eliminating some of the squeaks and creaks in our more than 100 years old house. These drill bits please me!.

Drill kit

Drill kit

Three wise monkeys here with some timeless advice………

Don't see everyone's flaws

Don’t see everyone’s flaws

I just received an anniversary message from WordPress. I have been blogging, in Kath’s memory, for four years today!

anniversary 4 years

anniversary 4 years

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2015 in Beauty, photography, Postaday 2015, Words

 

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Clover, Colour and Clouds

1   Walking through the park into town this morning, the honey scent of the clover was quite heady.

Clover in the park

Clover in the park

2   I am delighted with how my Three Wise Monkeys planter is filling with Summer colour.

Three wise monkeys planted up with fuchsias

Three wise monkeys planted up with fuchsias

3   It’s been so warm today we were able to have our evening meal outside and to appreciate the beautiful evening clouds together.

 Evening clouds

Evening clouds

As I’m writing this I’m looking out of the window into the field at the back and there’s a young fox chasing magpies, rabbits and his own tail!

 

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Clock, Three Wise Monkeys and Hungry Caterpillar

1   When I was doing the aforementioned Spring cleaning yesterday, I polished up this very old and lovely clock of my Granny’s. It just sits on the shelf in the kitchen stuck at 7.20. But, a beautiful thing happened yesterday. I tried winding it and reset the hands and it is working again!    It’s been going for 24 hours and is still ticking!

Granny's clock

Granny’s clock

2   The miniature daffodils in my Wise Monkey planter are blooming even though crows and sparrows alike are stealing the coconut liner material for their nests!

Tete a Tete in my Monkey Planter

Tete a Tete in my Monkey Planter

3   I have finished the yards of blanket stitch around the Hungry Caterpillar pram blanket. I am very pleased with it. 

Finished off

Finished off

Made with love especially for you

Made with love especially for you

 

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Sockets, Local Allotments and Three Wise Monkeys

1   Spotted in a tool box – aren’t these just beautiful things to work with?!

Tool box and sockets

Tool box and sockets

Multi-coloured sockets

Multi-coloured sockets

2    I walked down to the local allotments this afternoon to find my neighbour enjoying a cup of tea with other alottmenteers.  All the following photos were taken around the plots.

Neat paths at the allotments

Neat paths at the allotments

Beautiful ruby chard

Beautiful ruby chard

Frog spawn

Frog spawn

Calendula at the allotments

Calendula at the allotments

3    Back at home, my Three Wise Monkeys planter (made for me by local artist, Jeremy Beswick) always makes me smile, never more so when the miniature daffodils are coming into bloom.

Tete a Tete in my Three Wise Monkeys planter

Tete a Tete in my Three Wise Monkeys planter

P.S. One of my blogger friends  is applying for the Big Blog Exchange and I would love her to win! If you haven’t any one else you are voting for, would you please consider voting for Noeleen? Thank you!

 

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