Weekly Photo Challenge – Cherry On Top

The Cherry On Top this week was going for a walk after the rain finally stopped and finding some beautiful raindrops caught in webs and on leaves. Click on any photo to see the reflections in the drops and to appreciate the strings of diamonds on the webs in the grass.  For others in this Challenge click this link.



Penzance, Art Deco Lido and Flowers

Home late! Come back tomorrow for photos! You’ll be pleased that you did!

Here they are  – click on any photo for the caption. The delightful street sign photos were taken from a moving car.


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Cornflower, Sunflower and A Cliff Walk

We have lots of Cornflowers in bloom. I caught one with an unusual Bee on it.  This afternoon I went to visit Sue at her allotment. Her Sunflowers are very lovely and this evening we  walked to Wheal Coates watching the activity in the sky, hang gliders and Kestrels! Click on any photo in the gallery for more detail. The feathers on the Kestrels are just amazing!


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Buddleia, Carn Brea Castle and Baby Snails

The rain stopped and we went out round the back along a short section of The Flat Lode Trail. The Buddleia is now blooming though we didn’t see any butterflies which is quite unusual as it has the nickname Butterfly Bush. The Gorse and the Heather are in bright bloom too.

From the top of the hill we could see Carn Brea castle in the distance and realised that we could see sky right through the window!DSCN3322

On the metal plate of a gate, the lovely Mr S spotted some tiny snails, barely 2 cms across. You can see that they are hardly the size of the rust spots.DSCN3334


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Rose of Sharon, John Donne and Happiness

As I drew the curtains back this morning, the sight of our neighbour’s Rose of Sharon looked as if the sun were rising over the wall and I thought of a favourite love poem, John Donne’s The Sunne Rising, which you will find under the photo of the bright golden sunshiny flowers.

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon


               Busy old fool, unruly sun,
               Why dost thou thus,
Through windows, and through curtains call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run?
               Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
               Late school boys and sour prentices,
         Go tell court huntsmen that the king will ride,
         Call country ants to harvest offices,
Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
               Thy beams, so reverend and strong
               Why shouldst thou think?
I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink,
But that I would not lose her sight so long;
               If her eyes have not blinded thine,
               Look, and tomorrow late, tell me,
         Whether both th’ Indias of spice and mine
         Be where thou leftst them, or lie here with me.
Ask for those kings whom thou saw’st yesterday,
And thou shalt hear, All here in one bed lay.
               She’s all states, and all princes, I,
               Nothing else is.
Princes do but play us; compared to this,
All honor’s mimic, all wealth alchemy.
               Thou, sun, art half as happy as we,
               In that the world’s contracted thus.
         Thine age asks ease, and since thy duties be
         To warm the world, that’s done in warming us.
Shine here to us, and thou art everywhere;
This bed thy center is, these walls, thy sphere.



This meme came my way today and I’d like to share it.



Happy and peaceful days to you all, my dear Readers.


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Be Brave, Day Lily and Love For Our World

Be the kind of person

Thank you for those words, Nikita Gill.

The Day Lilies are very lovely, a new one every day.DSCN3308

There are terrible acts of violence happening all over the world and today it has all come a little nearer to home as we have family in Munich. We have heard that most of them are safe and await news of the others. (Just heard that they are safe too.)  My heart hurts every time we hear of such attacks and hear the news from war torn areas and of the plight of the refugees. We need more love in our world. I try to be the kind of person who spreads love. Take care, all my dear Readers.



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Sea Holly, Second Flush and Poppy Petal

After singing this morning, as it is the last of the term,  we all went down to Gylly Beach for a picnic. The Sea Holly in the gardens was gorgeous.DSCN3290 (1)

Our beautifully scented climbing rose is having a second flush which is a delight.

We missed the poppy from which this petal came but isn’t it beautiful? Just look at the sheen and the shape as it sits on the soil.DSCN3306


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