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Thursday, 29 May 2014

LET EVENING COME

Instead of a quote today I am starting with this lovely poem that I came across. It has simple yet beautiful imagery. A poem, probably of another era and hemisphere, but very evocative none the less.






Let Evening Come 

Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.
 Let the cricket take up chafing
as a woman takes up her needles
and her yarn. Let evening come.
Let dew collect on the hoe abandoned
in long grass. Let the stars appear
and the moon disclose her silver horn.

Let the fox go back to its sandy den.
Let the wind die down. Let the shed
go black inside. Let evening come.

To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop
in the oats, to air in the lung.
Let evening come.

Let it come, as it will, and don’t
be afraid. God does not leave us
comfortless, so let evening come.

Jane Kenyon


Sunday was Lilly's birthday. She is P:-)'s second eldest of 5 grandchildren and is 3 years old. We had a lovely family gathering at Woronora Dam. The area was ideal for small children and decorated with balloons. There were 7 little ones aged 5 and under, the youngest being 8 months old.

Picnic area at Woronora Dam.

There was a special big shiny pink balloon in the shape of a three. Unfortunately despite her parents' warnings Lilly insisted on playing with the balloon and it ended up going skywards, much to Lilly's distress.




But all was soon forgotten  with the cutting of the delicious cake - Jessica from Toy Story.





Issy, aged 4,  made a treasure box with one of her sister's presents.






And at the end of the party the 2 sisters enjoyed running around with the balloons.






I finally finished the felt name I was making for Lilly's birthday.







I picked my first harvest of shallots from my garden.




And Jasper, belonging to my daughter and her husband arrived for 3 months while they travel around Australia in a caravan.



Jasper doesn't know he is a dog. Jasper thinks he is a person and is a rather fussy - or should I say sensitive - but I do love him. He is great company.




Interesting sites


1.

 Amazing Hotels

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Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world.
Not everyone can afford holiday in one of these locations, however most of us would love to spend quality time with family or friends in these places. You might want to stay in the room underwater or perhaps enjoy your breakfast from the cave facing the sea.
Everyone will find something interesting.

Click here to see some great photos.
 
2.
 Dean's Blue Hole

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Dean's Blue Hole near Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas, is the world's deepest known “blue hole” - a term given to any deep, water filled, vertical caves or sinkholes with an entrance below the water surface. While most blue holes and sinkholes reach a maximum depth of 110 meters, Dean's Blue Hole plunges to more than 200 meters, which makes it quite exceptional. At the surface, Dean's Blue Hole is roughly circular, with a diameter ranging from 25 to 35 meters. After descending 20 meters, the hole widens considerably into a cavern with a diameter of 100 meters. Click here to see some great pictures.

3.
 The 3 000 year old plant

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These rocks on the highlands of the Andes looks like they are covered with moss. Actually, they are a type of flowing plant known as Yareta and it lives in colonies which can be thousands of years old. Click here to find out more. 

2 comments:

  1. The poem is lovely and it is good to know that God is with us in that time too. I love the Lillian felt name. It looks great!

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  2. Lillian's name looks great! You are very clever Lindy.

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