Summer Sun, Summer Sounds and Summer Shadows

07 Jul

Summer has finally arrived in Cornwall and we have had a very lazy day enjoying the warmth and the summer sounds – the murmuration of bees, the scratching of magpies’ claws as they walk up the roof tiles next door and, this evening, the soughing of the waves on the shore.

Bee on a daisy with spider and web

Bee on a daisy with spider and web

Panting Magpie, finding it all too hot

Panting Magpie, finding it all too hot

Red-legged beetle on the cliffs at Godrevy

Red-legged beetle on a thistle on the cliffs at Godrevy

Dog on Godrevy Beach

Dog on Godrevy Beach

Delightful ice-cream bench

Long evening shadows on this delightful Β bench in memory of the ice-cream man


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14 responses to “Summer Sun, Summer Sounds and Summer Shadows

  1. Sharp Little Pencil

    July 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Your intricate shots of the bee and the beetle were my favorites. Although some beetles are hazardous to plants, this one looked benign… here’s hoping so!

    Also, the shot of the beach took me back to my visit to my sisters-in-law last year in Sacramento. We spent three glorious days in a rented cabin (cabin? It had satellite cable and a full kitchen, but that’s what they called it!). We walked on the beach a lot… Your photo gave me a remembered scent of the sea air, the salt that hung heavy on our hair. Glorious. Thanks, Amy

  2. Marilyn Griffin

    July 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    What a wonderful place to walk…I would walk every day for sure!…liked the ice cream man remembrance…how sweet…and the close ups of the insects…how neat is that!

  3. flowerpot

    July 8, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Long may it all last! With rain at night, ideally!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      I agree! When it was hot like this when we were kids we often had thunderstorms at night. πŸ™‚

  4. ladysighs

    July 8, 2013 at 11:20 am

    My summer = A/C = $$$$$$$ πŸ™

    Love your pictures. πŸ™‚

  5. makagutu

    July 8, 2013 at 4:36 am


  6. Jim in IA

    July 8, 2013 at 4:12 am

    I especially like the red legged fellow on the thistle. We’ve seen some unfamiliar flora and fauna on vacation in Alberta, CA.

  7. valeriedavies

    July 8, 2013 at 2:17 am

    What a gorgeous bench… and loved the wonderful pics of the insect world

  8. katstock2013

    July 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    What camera do you use?there are amazing shots

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 9, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Mostly my Canon S100; sometimes my FujiX10 but the macro isn’t as good on that one and I love macro! πŸ™‚

  9. Choc Chip Uru

    July 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I miss summer down under, thank you for sharing your beautiful photos πŸ™‚

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. unexpectedincommonhours

    July 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Lovely photos! They make me want to be there!

  11. El Guapo

    July 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    It seems wholly appropriate that there is a bench in honor of the ice cream man.

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      I agree! We’d never taken this path before so finding the bench was such a pleasure. I love the little carvings of ice-creams! πŸ™‚


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