Small Copper, Tin and Copper Mine and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

14 Aug

1   Mr S spotted a beautiful little butterfly on the trellis early this morning.  It’s a Small Copper.

Small Copper butterfly

2   We loved doing the first of our walks from Sue Jackson’s  book “Discover Cornwall”  this morning! So good to have the author on the end of the phone when we got ‘lost’ – entirely our fault! The view from the top is amazing, all the way across Cornwall from one coast to the other!    Photos from the walk follow –

Baronet’s Engine House

Granite marker

Carn Marth Amphitheatre, built in the old small quarry

Large quarry at Carn Marth

Glorious heather and gorse

Looking over to the North coast

3   Friends lent us the dvd of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed it this evening – a delightful mix of laughter and tears.


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10 responses to “Small Copper, Tin and Copper Mine and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    August 16, 2012 at 3:13 am

    That butterfly is “beautyfy” 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Isn’t it? I’ve never seen one of those before and had to Google it to discover what it was. All the best to you 🙂

  2. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    August 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Lovely photos. I have just read the book “The best exotic Marigold Hotel” and can’t wait to see the film

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      The film is a delight! I haven’t read the book but will now look for it. Thank you for calling in. All the best to you 🙂

  3. Choc Chip Uru

    August 15, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Those scenery photos are lovely 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    August 15, 2012 at 1:18 am

    enjoy as always – love the butterfly
    should try to make it to Cornwall sometime

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      You should! It is a very beautiful county with the most interesting history of tin mining. 🙂

  5. mixedupmeme

    August 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I would say that granite marker is there to stay for a bit. The purple flowers will probably last a day or two.

    Each interesting in its own way.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Hello, I agree about the granite marker! We are lucky with the heather though, it flowers over several months.
      There’s a saying in Cornwall about the yellow ones too: “You can only kiss in Cornwall when the gorse is in bloom!” It’ll come as no surprise to you to discover that the gorse blooms in every month though more in some months than in others! 🙂


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