Near and Far, Startling Beauty and Falmouth Art Gallery

13 Sep

1  After a super singing session, I met Mr S and P and we went to Falmouth, quite delightful in the sunshine.

Near and Far – from Pendennis Point over to St Mawes

2   Near Gylly Beach are these amazing flowers! I have never seen anything like them and don’t know what they are. Does anyone?

Whatever is this beautiful flower?

Close up

Lots of them

3   The Art Gallery in Falmouth is free and houses one of my favourite paintings –

Study for The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse 1894

Study for The Lady of Shalott – information

The gallery hosts lots of workshops for children and families. The resulting paintings are professionally framed and hung which absolutely delights me – respect for all art whoever has created it.

Paintings by Falmouth children

A couple of bonus photos today of our beautiful Choir-babies:

Choir Baby E with her Mum

Choir Baby T with his Mum


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18 responses to “Near and Far, Startling Beauty and Falmouth Art Gallery

  1. valeriedavies

    September 15, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Oh Waterhouse is one of my favourite late PreRaphaelites… what a heavenly picture, utterly covetable.. and the flower is amazing too!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

      The painting gives me a thrill whenever I can get in to see it.

      I used to teach the poem ‘The Lady of Shallot’ and used to use many paintings, including this one, to set the mood before we read it together. Once they knew the story from the pictures, the poem itself didn’t seem hard any more. 🙂

  2. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    September 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Lovely photos as usual, what a great flower!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you! Isn’t it remarkable?! 🙂

  3. ewehouse

    September 14, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I found out what your beautiful plant is(I think)! It’s called Fascicularia bicolor. I can’t even pronounce it but you check it out here:

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you so much! That’s brilliant! 🙂 🙂

  4. Don

    September 14, 2012 at 7:30 am

    That flower is absolutely magnificent. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m afraid I can’t help you with identifying it. but it’s exquisite.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

      If you look at the next post, you’ll find it identified by another reader. Quite amazing. There’s a link on that page if you’re interested. 🙂

      • Don

        September 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

        Thank you. I’ll certainly look.

  5. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    September 14, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Choir Baby E …. beautiful!

    I’m looking at your pictures & thinking, I don’t believe you’ve had a winter since I’ve known you! I can’t remember, but, I don’t think so…. Stunningly fresh.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Well, we haven’t really had a Summer either! Yes, E is very beautiful! 🙂

  6. pamasaurus

    September 14, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I love that flower! So, so pretty!

  7. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    September 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    just kidding — if it is not a dandelion I don’t know

  8. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    September 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    The flower is the star of cavernicus — better known in these parts as the ankle biter.

  9. fearlessanalyst

    September 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    That plant looks very tropical, doesn’t it!? Thanks for sharing all that beauty!

  10. Choc Chip Uru

    September 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    That flower almost looks carnivorous my friend! Incredible!

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. Shelagh

    September 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    That is indeed an amazing flower! some sort of succulent I assume. Did you go to St. Mawes last night to watch the gig racing?


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