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Croissants, Poem and Dust

1   We love croissants and usually keep them for special occasions. Every Birthday Breakfast has croissants! We have recently taken to having them, just now and then, for our breakfast and what a treat they are!

Breakfast

Breakfast

2  This delightful little poem came my way the other day and I saved it until we had croissants for breakfast!

Petit Dejeuner – Linda Pastan
 
I sing a song
of the croissant
and of the wily French
who trick themselves daily
back to the world
for its sweet ceremony.

Ah to be reeled 
up into morning 
on that crisp,
buttery
hook. 

3   I was delighted to find this cobweb today – I love the way it seems to be the lead between the woman and her dog as they both look for his ball in the hole. Copper sculpture by Jeremy Beswick.

Dusty dog lead

Dusty dog lead

 

 

 

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Collared Dove, Clouds and A Pair of Pheasants

1   This Collared Dove was not phased by my turning up with the camera. In fact, it seemed to be curious!

Collared Dove

Collared Dove

2     There were some pretty cloud patterns as we drove to yet another garden centre on my hunt for Heliotrope

Clouds

Clouds

3   No-one seems to be growing Heliotrope this year (If any of my local friends know where I can find some plants, please let me know!). However, I did fall for another garden sculpture – but didn’t buy this delightful pair……..

A pair of pheasants

A pair of pheasants

 

 

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Pretty Boxes, Peace and Potato Salad

1   We were in the shop buying some French Bean plants at Kehelland when I noticed these beautiful little boxes. The top row looks like four delicious fondant fancies! I didn’t buy one and I’m sorry now!

Jewelled boxes

Jewelled boxes

2   There was also this delightful bowl made out of wire and the word PEACE over and over again. I loved it but we don’t need a fruit bowl either!

Fruit bowl

Fruit bowl

3   Tonight I made our first  Potato Salad of the season. I always make the version made for us in America on our first visit 30 odd years ago. I used eggs from the chickens of our lovely friends, N&G, hence the glorious golden colour of the salad.

Patti's Potato Salad

Patti’s Potato Salad

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Broken

This is my boody garden. In the dialect of 19th century Northumberland, ‘boody’ referred to broken china. I discovered this at Tate Britain last year when we went to the  exhibition of folk art. Now I have a name for my little garden where my favourite broken pottery and a whole heap of memories are saved.
There is a beautiful old plate, half a tea-pot, a piece of terracotta from a bread crock, half a mug that is the penultimate one left of my Mum’s retirement present when she left teaching deaf children in the unit at Roskear School, Camborne  and handles from a beautiful piece of Jane Hamlyn pottery and I just love it, my ‘boody’ garden!

Boody garden 2015

Boody garden 2015

Boody garden 2014

Boody garden 2014

For others in this Week’s Challenge, just click here.

 

 

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Droplets, Lao Tzu and Greek Drama Masks

1   Before the sun came into that part of the garden, the pansies in my raised edible garden, just outside the kitchen window, were covered in misty dew drops. If you zoom in, there is an upside down image of me in the centre droplet.

Droplets on a pansy

Droplets on a pansy

 

2   I read this yesterday and thought it lovely:

‘Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage’ (attributed to Lao Tzu

Laozi was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is best known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, but he is also revered as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. Wikipedia

3   We have a pair of stone comedy/tragedy drama masks in the garden against the trellis and today I noticed that the Clematis has grown in such a way as to tickle just under the nose of the happy one and wrapping the nose of the sad one. He really looks thoroughly fed up with the situation!

Drama masks

Drama masks

 

I have posted the recipe for the delicious and easy cake I made a few weeks ago. You can find it here  https://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/food-recipes-and-photos/almond-cinnamon-and-sour-cream-cake/

 

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Twiddle-Muff, Cookies and A Poppy

I heard recently of a project to knit Twiddle-muffs, sometimes known as Sensory bands, for people with Dementia and they sounded like a really good idea so I set about making one. My lovely gentle MIL, Madeleine,  had Dementia and used to fiddle with bits of her clothing and I have made this one with love with her in mind and memory. I think she would have liked it. I have incorporated buttons and ribbons, inside and out ,and have added a little pocket as suggested by another knitter. There are lots of textures in the chosen yarns and the stitches used. Now I have to find a home for this one and the others in the making, maybe with Dementia UK for whom we held the concert in Trebah Gardens last week.

Twiddle-Muff

Twiddle-Muff

2   I baked 101 cookies this afternoon as we have some workmen coming to the house tomorrow for 3 or 4 days and I like to give them home-made cookies with their tea.

Oat Crunchie Cookies

Oat Crunchie Cookies

3   Our first Poppy has emerged and is magnificent. There are eight more buds to be seen.

First Poppy of the season

First Poppy of the season

 

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Tunes in the Dunes and People Watching

At home yesterday we had glorious sunshine. As we approached Perranporth late afternoon for the music festival, we could see the mists above the sea and our walk across to Tunes in the Dunes was an eerie affair with the lovely sounds of Ruarri Joseph coming through the gloom. Have a listen to his  music and enjoy the fabulous sand art being created in this YouTube video. There was no sand art for us!     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT3CeGjfvoo

I enjoy the music at such events but have to say that the people watching is what makes my day with the music as a very enjoyable soundtrack. Click on any photo in the gallery. Status Quo were great fun and the Double Bass made in Camborne, our neighbouring town, quite magnificent! The tide was coming in throughout the evening and the surfers were out there enjoying the waves and, I hope, the music!

 

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