Houseboats, Clock Tower and A Grove

16 May

1    Today the wind was still and the water on the river was like a mirror reflecting the houseboats beautifully.

Houseboats on the Penryn River

Houseboats on the Penryn River

2    This delightful Clock Tower in Grampound dates back to 1894.  We see it every time we drive through and today I managed to get a photo.  I love the blue sky behind with the threatening dark cloud hovering nearby. That cloud threw hailstones on us a little later on!

Grampound Clock Tower

Grampound Clock Tower

3     I met my couple for  the run-through for their Humanist Wedding Ceremony on Saturday. The Grove where the ceremony will take place is so beautiful and lined with fallen petals looking quite magical. The whole grove is surrounded by moss and fern covered rocks with glorious rhododendron and azalea plants overhanging the whole. There is a trickle fountain coming through the rocks and it will be the most romantic of settings for a wedding.

The Grove

The Grove

Steps out of the grove

Steps out of the grove

Fiddlehead ferns

Fiddlehead ferns

White rhododendron

White rhododendron


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18 responses to “Houseboats, Clock Tower and A Grove

  1. Don

    May 17, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Images are so good. That one with the steps is absolutely magnificent. You’ve got a winner there.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 17, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Thank you. It does just capture the feeling of the little grove. 🙂

  2. valeriedavies

    May 17, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Oh Sally, what a glorious post.. the colours of the houseboats are delicious, and what a setting… charming clock tower, and , wow, – the grotto is breath-takingly beautiful… love the moss and the ferns, as well as the petals….magic indeed….

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 17, 2013 at 8:41 am

      I’ll report back on the wedding on Saturday. The words the couple have written are so beautiful – it’s going to be such a moving occasion. 🙂

  3. elizz

    May 17, 2013 at 3:17 am

    wow! a carpet of petals, so lovely and romantic love it 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      And the Wedding today was fabulous, sunshine, harp playing, beautiful vows and just lovely…. 🙂

  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    May 16, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Are you a part of the wedding…or planner???
    Great spot for sure…so romantic! and beautiful!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 17, 2013 at 8:43 am

      I’m the Celebrant! I conduct Humanist weddings (and Baby namings) and it is the best job in the world! I only do 3 or 4 weddings a year; my colleague does many more. For me it is a hobby; for him it is a job! 🙂

  5. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    May 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    You did such an outstanding job of capturing the real beauty of this location; it must have been a lot of fun to be in a wedding in such a place.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you. It would be hard to take bad photos in such a glorious setting. The Wedding today was magnificent! Exactly what the couple wanted and the sun shone all day! 🙂

  6. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    May 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    perfect place for a wedding – made in heaven

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 19, 2013 at 5:55 am

      Yes! And the wedding itself on Saturday was just perfection. 🙂

  7. MichelleMarie AntellGourd

    May 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    On the Grove photo are those flower petals on the ground? So pretty! All of them I love your photos.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      They are! They will be a carpet of petals for the bride and groom to walk over on Saturday – isn’t that just beautiful? 🙂

      • MichelleMarie AntellGourd

        May 16, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        Breathtaking I bet it smelled wonderful too! Wow what a great idea. I love it! 🙂

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    May 16, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    That tower looks posivitively haunting 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru


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