Swimming, Gorse and Robin

09 Jan

1   Swimming in the sea in January! Not us but a woman and a dog! We watched them from the Gylly Cafe as we were indoors having a lovely lunch.

2    A short walk along the coast from Gyllyngvase to Swanpool and a surprising number of flowers including this gorse and a web, all covered in mist-droplets. Click on any photo to see the detail.

3   A Robin has been investigating the pastry bird-seed cake which I put out yesterday.


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18 responses to “Swimming, Gorse and Robin

  1. valeriedavies

    January 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Is the bird cake simply pastry with bird seeds pressed into it… is ir Cooked???
    I’d love to try it … or rather I’d love to offer it to my birds!!!

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 10, 2013 at 4:16 am

    loved the “gorse”…never heard or seen…and your Robin does look different from ours …Very pretty!

  3. Alex Autin

    January 9, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    It looks like you’re having success with your the bird-seed! Very good. And I was also going to comment that your robins look a bit different then ours, yours seem more colorful!

  4. tartanpants

    January 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    The bird cake looks delicious!!

  5. hjbryant

    January 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Always think gorse smells of cocnut

  6. Kathleen Richardson

    January 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I’ve never seen that coloring on a robin, Sally. More orange than red and extending up on the head. So I researched and it’s a European robin. American robins are red-breasted and no red on the head. Love the orange.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      I didn’t know that your Robins are different from ours! Thank you for that. 🙂

  7. Shelagh

    January 9, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I have a friend living in Stithians who has taken up winter swimming, I just cannot imagine that! Tell me what you think the scent of gorse reminds you of please. Enquiring minds in Vermont want to know.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Honey with a vanilla hint but not really in the winter 🙂

  8. Our Growing Paynes

    January 9, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Gorse does have a pretty flower, too bad it is so invasive. I’d love to have flowers in January. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      There’s a saying in Cornwall that you can only kiss in the months that gorse is in flower. Fortunately, it flowers every single month! 🙂

  9. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    January 9, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    glad your bird seed cake is getting some response
    why do you have flowers in January?

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      Flowers in January because it’s so mild, especially around Falmouth which is where Gyllynvase Beach is. 🙂

  10. El Guapo

    January 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Again, the droplets on the flower are incredible!
    Should the bird be concerned that the cake is bigger than it is? 😉

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Maybe that’s why he seemed so cautious! 🙂


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