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National Poetry Day

The theme for this year is ‘Remember’.  I want to remember Dylan Thomas who was born 100 years ago this month. I love these words of his, not a poem but about poetry:

“Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toenails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.”

I hope you can find a poem today that will make you feel something of the above.

Dylan Thomas at the BBC

Dylan Thomas at the BBC

 
 

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October Colours

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  These lovely words come from  Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery which I loved as a child.

 

Here is a gallery from our trip last Autumn around New England. Enjoy the beautiful Fall colours. For Shelagh with love and thanks for the visit.

I am taking a holiday from my blog while we visit family over the next month but I have scheduled posts with photos from Octobers past to arrive with you every few days. Hope you enjoy them. All the best to you all, my lovely readers. I’ll be back in November.

 

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September’s End , Single Flower and Some Fun

1   Walking up from town this afternoon with Autumny leaves falling all around me and crunching under my feet, the first lines of  ‘September in the Rain’ came to me.    “The leaves of brown came tumbling down….”
This was my Mum and Dad’s special song. They married on September 2nd 1939 and I love how they visit me at unexpected moments.  Listen to Frank Sinatra’s version here.

Leaves underfoot

Leaves underfoot

2   Just by the front door, climbing up the granite wall, there’s a single Campanula flower.

All alone

All alone

3    I saw this on YouTube this morning and it made me smile all the way through. Have a look. I hope it does the same for you.

I have put up the recipe for Tomato Torte today. Do let me know if you try it. It is truly delicious!

 

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Sunbeams, Surfers and Caterpillars

1. Evening sunbeams lit up the sea as we were watching the surfers.

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2. It was hard to catch the surfers who were having a lot of fun catching the waves.

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3. There were dozens and dozens of these hairy caterpillars on the cliffs.

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Blue, Yellow and Good Advice

1   The hydrangeas are still flowering. Though most of the flowers have gone over, this one is still beautifully blue and fresh.

Blue Hydrangea

Blue Hydrangea

2   Across the road from us is a splendid Rose of Sharon covered in blossoms still.

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

3    I like this advice and try to live by it though jumping on trampolines might be a bit risky!

Watch the sun rise at least once a year

Watch the sun rise at least once a year

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Beauty, Humour, nature, photography, Postaday 2014

 

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Dew Drops, Gardening and Pasty Crimping

1   I’m not sure if it rained overnight or if these are dewdrops caught in a web. Either way, they are beautiful and diamond-like and I love them! Zoom in and see how glorious they are.

diamond drops

diamond drops

2   This quotation came my way today and it touched me.

The joy of gardening

The joy of gardening

3     Yesterday we went to the Cornish Food Festival in Truro and I watched Danish pastries being made. They were so light and delicious – we all had a small piece to taste. The Baker who made them was introduced to us (but I missed her name) as the Winner of last week’s Redruth Pasty Festival’s Crimping Competition, crimping a Cornish pasty in 3.2 seconds!!   That’s amazing!

Winner of the Pasty Crimping competition

Winner of the Pasty Crimping competition

 

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The Mud Maid, Stuffed Courgettes and Grasses

1    Our neighbours are sculptors and have just installed this beautiful Mud Maid in a private garden.  As Sue posted, “One of the most touching commissions we’ve ever had…       R has a terminal illness. She and her husband K wanted a beautiful plot for her ashes, a place where K could come and talk to her.”  Isn’t that just lovely.
The original Mud Maid is in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, as is the Heligan Giant and both of them can be seen in this post:    http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/st-uny-engine-house-the-heligan-giant-and-the-mud-maid/

Mudmaid by Sue Hill and Pete Hill

Mud Maid by Sue Hill and Pete Hill

2    The same lovely neighbour gives us vegetables grown in her allotment and with a rather large courgette I have made tonight’s meal, Stuffed Courgettes.

Stuffed Courgettes

Stuffed Courgettes

3   It has been another glorious September day and walking up from town, these Grass seed heads against the cerulean sky caught my eye.

Grass and sky

Grass and sky

 

 
 

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