1 A new beach for us today, Praa Sands, an enormous stretch of lovely soft sand. It looks like a good place to bring the Grandchildren.
Praa Sands through Cow Parsley
2 We have harvested our first Broad Beans and Pak Choi and ate them within twenty minutes of picking! I love that feeling of satisfaction with growing , picking and then eating your own veggies that I share with Heidi of Lightly Crunchy
Trug with Broad Beans and Pak Choi
3 Our Iris Siberica is in flower. The patterns of the veining are so very beautiful.
1 Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Tristan and Yseult is fabulous! We went to see it this afternoon at The Hall for Cornwall and were blown away by its sheer joy and inventiveness and its roller-coaster emotions. Just a taster – in the wedding scene the audience are asked to blow up and release white balloons – a completely magical effect. You can read about the origins of this ancient Cornish love story here.
2 We walked around the back of the Cathedral today and found this beautiful, rather neglected, old doorway.
Doorway behind Truro Cathedral
3 I loved the effect of the mist in the trees as we were driving home.
1 Looking out from the Zed Shed where we were singing this morning, I noticed a Shag sunning himself on a dinghy in the estuary. He stayed there for over an hour!
Shag sunning himself
2 Our first tiny wild strawberries are suddenly ready and they are so, so sweet!
3 I love the colour combination, quite serendipitous really, of the very dark Chocolate Cosmos (which really does smell of chocolate) with the violet blue of the Johnson’s Blue Geranium and the white and green of the daisies.
2 After six months of many of our precious things being boxed up so that the flooded dining room could be renovated, today I started unwrapping and re-discovering some treasures, among them, this beautiful old rolling pin made of Bristol blue glass which was in my Grandparents’ house.
3 We’ve just come home from seeing a beautiful film which was made in Cornwall -Summer in February. It tells of the real lives of some artists in Cornwall from 1913 and there are some wonderful scenes of Cornwall’s coastline.
My whole blog is the world through my eyes as I seek out the beauty that surrounds us. For this challenge, I’ve taken a different point of view, still finding beauty, but from ground level looking up the garden through the uncut grass.
1 One hundred years ago today, the Suffragists on the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage of 1913 from Land’s End to London, stopped in Bodmin where the Mayor greeted them with a red rose each in a gesture of solidarity. Today, on the tour of the play, Oxygen by Natalie McGrath, along the route, the troupe stopped in Bodmin and were presented with red roses by the Mayor in remembrance of June 25th 1913. We were there! It was brilliant to hear some of the speeches again and to join the cast in the singing of the song that we learned yesterday.
The Mayor, the Cast and the Roses
Singing Oxygen, the song we learned last night
2 I love being able to cut fresh herbs for our salad dressing – two kinds of mint, chives and garlic chives, sage and three kinds of thyme. Delicious.
Herbs chopped for a salad dressing
3 The purple Poppies and the white Cistus have both opened today in my purple, white and green Suffragette garden. What excellent timing!
1 I’ve been learning about Carl Sagan by reading Alex’s amazing blog and then today was sent this quotation by a friend: Carl Sagan talking about books and I just love it.
Books by Carl Sagan
2 Our neighbours’ Crinodendron hookerianum is full of blossom. It is so beautiful. Our young one, which had more than thirty flowers last year, has none this. We’re wondering what we have done wrong…….
3 At choir tonight, we have started to learn one of the beautiful songs from the play, Oxygen, which I’ve been raving about for the last few days. Our leader, Claire Ingleheart, wrote the music for the play and was the Musical Director.
P.S. Here’s a review of the play, Oxygen, in The Stage. The reviewer agrees with me!
1 I found a pretty little toast rack at the car-boot sale this morning to add to my small collection. The white one was my Granny’s, the blue one was made by one of my favourite potters, Jane Hamlyn, the small cream one with the flowers once belonged to my very good friend, Kath, who is the inspiration behind this blog and the new one is the one with the red line all around.
2 We called in at a garden centre on our way home and the scent of massed Lavender was just lovely. If only we could have so many plants in the garden!
3 There are several self-seeded foxgloves on our Cornish hedge at the back and they are magnificent, towering above everything else.