The Milky Way, Twins and Lemon Marmalade

17 Sep

1     Wheal Coates is on one of our favourite walks and some of you will have seen photos of it before. This wonderful photograph of Wheal Coates with The Milky Way behind it, was taken by a local photographer, Tim Martindale, and I have his permission to use it tonight. Isn’t it a stunning photograph? In my preview I have to click the title to see the photo. Please do – it is worth it!

Milky Way behind Wheal Coates

Milky Way behind Wheal Coates

Wheal Coates from a similar spot, taken by me this summer

Wheal Coates from a similar spot, taken by me this summer at sunset

2   We have spoken to both our twins today as yesterday and today are their birthdays. L said the loveliest thing “Happy Birthing Day to you, Mum” No-one has ever said that to me before; I haven’t ever thought it. Now that L is a Mum herself, she knows!

3   I have made Lemon Marmalade this afternoon as L&T gave us 15 lemons yesterday. It is the most beautiful pale golden colour and carries the date of L’s birthday which I shall find a pleasure each time we open a new jar.

Beautiful Lemon Marmalade

Beautiful Lemon Marmalade

!7th September batch of Lemon Marmalade

17th September batch of Lemon Marmalade


Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Beauty, environment, photography


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29 responses to “The Milky Way, Twins and Lemon Marmalade

  1. pamasaurus

    September 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Beautiful photos. All of them.

    I hope that one day I’m able to take photos as amazing as that first one. First, I suppose, I’ll need a good tripod 😀

  2. flowerpot

    September 18, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    we went there the other weekend! And tanks for your marmalade – best I;ve ever had!xx

  3. Don

    September 18, 2013 at 11:25 am

    What a magnificent image! Reminds me a little of Carl Sagan

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      I thought of him too – an inspiration indeed. 🙂

  4. Alex Autin

    September 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

    The Milky Way behind Wheal Coates photograph is stunning, and yours below it is equally gorgeous!

  5. makagutu

    September 18, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Sally, the Milky way photo doesn’t load.
    The Wheal coates is stunning. Please share some lemonade with me

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

      Hello, I think I’ve fixed the photo and it should load. If not, read Hudson’s comment below. He gives a link where the photo can be found.
      Lemonade is poured! just waiting for your knock on the door! 🙂

      • makagutu

        September 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

        That picture of the Milky way is really beautiful and you didn’t open the door when I knocked 🙁

  6. Hudson Howl

    September 18, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Might be my end, but am getting a 404 error code access denied when I click on the Martindale image. So I googled an found it the stunning image here

    The marmalade glow is divine, truly. Not a big fan of marmalade, yet the colour of yours would entice me am sure to lather something up and savour the flavour of what looks to be sugary fool’s gold…..harvested my grapes this past weekend to make grape jelly, am always astonished to the mount of sugar that goes in to make jam and shtufffs. My grapes are on the tart side so the finished product as an abundance of ‘pucker power’.

    Wheat Coates is a fantastic sculpture, going far beyond a structure in ruins. As awe inspiring as Martindale’s Milky Way image is, I think yours shows it more as object d’ art.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      You’re not the only one to find it won’t load but some seem to have managed. I’ve reloaded the photo and think it works now but thank you very much for tracking down a link.
      I’m always amazed at how much sugar goes into jam and marmalade! I just reassure myself that I don’t eat a lot at once!
      We love Wheal Coates, an iconic bit of Cornwall. We have engine houses from the tin mining era all over the place but that has to be one of the best preserved and one of the best locations. Thank you very much for your lovely comment about my photo! 🙂

  7. El Guapo

    September 18, 2013 at 2:46 am

    The Martindale picture took my breath away.

  8. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    September 18, 2013 at 12:02 am

    OK…another new thing for me…Lemon Marmalade…never thought of making it…and have never seen any…will have to try for sure!

  9. mixedupmeme

    September 17, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Both pictures of Wheal Coates are lovely …. each in its own way. City lights really hide the beauty of the universe. We live away from the hustle and bustle, but I’m usually fast asleep when the twinkles come out.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      We’re not near a city but it’s surprising how much light pollution there is from small rural towns. Glad you liked both pictures. 🙂

  10. Kate

    September 17, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I love the colours. Home made jams and marmalades are the best.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 17, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Yes, they are! Wish I had time to make Bramble Jelly this year – that is really pretty! 🙂

      • Kate

        September 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        My grandma makes crab apple jelly with a hint of something red to make a wonderful colour. We also have an amazing plum chutney that she makes us, but unfortunately this year the plum tree had so many plums on it that the entire tree has split in half.

        • mybeautfulthings

          September 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

          Wow! That must be some harvest of plums. I hope you did all manage to salvage some. 🙂

  11. hjbryant

    September 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Milky Way photo is breathtaking

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Isn’t it? I just had to ask if I could put it on here. I’m so glad TM said that I could. 🙂

  12. wisejourney

    September 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Family, marmalade and great beauty in the world…..wonderous

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Absolutely! Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  13. Terry

    September 17, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    beautiful photos!!


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