Coots, Shop and My January Tree

07 Jan

1   Driving home from a lovely lunch with friends today I came past Swanpool where I saw no swans but a few coots. I loved the effect of the movement of the coots on the reflection of the reeds.


2   I went shopping in Falmouth in the afternoon and found a shop new to me. The shop’s punning name amused me. For those of my readers outside Cornwall and the UK, the beautiful Chough is a symbol of Cornwall and is on the coat-of-arms. The pun happens as the word ‘chuffed’ means pleased – so one would be delighted/chuffed  to find this shop full of Cornish treasures.

Chuffed to find Choughed

Chuffed to find Choughed

3    I pass this tree every Thursday as I go to sing and I love its shape. Last year, I decided to photograph it each month from the same spot but didn’t! This year I am determined to achieve my aim. Here is My January Tree in a puddle of water from the massive amounts of rain we have had in the last month.

January tree

January tree

Stay safe, all of you, be you in freezing temperatures too dangerous to go out in or in the storms lashing the UK.


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17 responses to “Coots, Shop and My January Tree

  1. lavendermoongirlblog

    January 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Lovely pictures, I love your January tree, it’s full of character! The weather must be very difficult for everyone in the South West, I’ve been following the news on TV. I hope it calms down soon.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      Today has been calmer but we don’t know how long it will last. I think there’s more wild stuff on the way. All the best to you. 🙂

  2. Carol Buller

    January 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm
    I have taken photos of the same tree since 2010. See the link above.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Thank you for this link. It’s a fabulous collection – really inspiring for the start of my project. Thank you! 🙂

  3. Susan

    January 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Your blog is a breath of fresh air in what has lately seemed like a smog-filled life. Thank you so much.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2014 at 8:15 am

      I am so glad my blog has helped you in a difficult time. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment – much appreciated. I hope my three things will continue to brighten your days and I hope you come through the smog before too long. 🙂

  4. djdfr

    January 8, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I look forward to following the tree.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Me too! It’s a tricky place to stop on the road but there is a lay-by nearby so I hope to complete this series of photos. 🙂

  5. Patty B

    January 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Good Morning – it is nice to enjoy your pictures while I am waiting for my water to heat up for tea in the morning. The Swanpool pictures are beautiful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      It’s nice for me at lunchtime too when I see that you have been by. 🙂

      • Patty B

        January 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm

        I think it is neat how we each have our favorite time of day to do our blogging. God bless your day!

  6. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 8, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Like your tree photos each month…I will be looking for the changes…
    and the ripples are so pretty from the reeds in the water…

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

      I’ll be looking for the changes too. It is a most unusual tree. 🙂

  7. Hudson Howl

    January 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Happy New Year and shtufffs to ya.

    The wriggle images, sheer magic to me….gives the teach a A+++ for seeing the exquisiteness in the extraordinary ordinary.

    I like your tree, I have been working on something for the last month or more, on and off, which is perhaps why I like your tree so much. In my piece there is a crow and a old tree. I think a portion of it will be in my next post in a few days or so.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

      It’s good to have you visiting again – I’ve missed you! The ripples in the pool were fascinating and so beautiful. It was hard to choose which photo to use. I’ll look forward to your post on the crow and the old tree.
      Happy New Year to you and yours too 🙂

  8. makagutu

    January 7, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Stay safe too.
    That goal would be a tough one but since it’s on your way may not be hard to keep unless you are away for more than a month at a time.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 9, 2014 at 8:22 am

      I may not manage the photos at exactly a month apart but will do my best! Thanks for calling in. 🙂


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