Wednesday, 9 September 2015

New terms



This may no longer be the season of sharpened pencils
 and new notebooks for me,
but I do crave a razor-edged yew hedge.


So instead I have


 sorted my summer sea glass,




and taken particular pleasure


in crisp lines



level edges


 and a new mirror in the hall
to snare the light as it swoops down to the horizon.



Getting on better terms with autumn.

17 comments:

  1. Lucille, I admire your photography so very much, and also the ways in which you are beginning to greet the season that's headed our way.

    That mirror is so well placed to capture light from outdoors and indoors. Brilliant!

    Is that level edging filling in some space recently vacated by the crazy paving?

    And...I don't want to forget to mention how much I like the colors and shapes of the sea glass collection. Yummy it is.

    xo

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    1. Yes that is the new edging. There's a long way to go. They are being very painstaking. We won't know ourselves when it's done.

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    1. The blue one is remarkably rare. I can add sapphires to my list.

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  3. I love the mirror and the crisp lines. Your sea glass collection appears to be laid out on an enormous piece of shortbread biscuit..but I don't think it can be I think it must be kitchen towel..? I think I need to go to the Optician..!

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    1. Yes I rinsed and laid it out to dry on kitchen roll, but do see that it could have done with a more photogenic background.

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  4. Beautiful as always Lucille. I really must begin a sea glass collection; everyone seems to have some except me.

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    1. I could send you a starter set. All you'd need to do is close your eyes and scatter it on some gravel to recreate the satisfaction of spotting something 3mm across in several miles of shingle.

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  6. Your new mirror is lovely. I have the same in gold without (alas) the inner detail. Would yours like to twin with mine, like towns, and each could have a little brass plaque beside it proclaiming that it is not alone?

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    1. Blog mirror twinning. What a great idea. We already have mug and wallpaper twinning. Then I actually looked up twinning and found out what it was for:
      http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/30/is-there-a-point-to-twin-towns

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    2. I have read the article carefully about building bridges after war and all that and as Ireland and England are in an era of rapprochement twinning of mirrors can surely only help things along. The EU will give us a grant for it under some initiative or other.

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  7. I love your front door (among other things).

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  8. What gorgeous photos, yew hedges are a particular favourite of mine. Love the new mirror, and what a beautiful front door you have, with all that stained glass, wonderful. CJ xx

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  9. More front door love from me, and some sea glass envy.

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  10. May I enquire about the painting to the left of your lovely mirror? Yours?

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    1. Not mine! Chloe Cheese. Bought at her artist's Open House recently. I last bought her work back in the 80s so I was delighted to find her again exhibiting with her daughter.

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