Echium, Artist and Falmouth Harbour

15 May

1   After a fabulous singing session today, the lovely Mr S met me and we went off to Falmouth. The park that we walked through was full of Echiums. They are at least 6′ tall, flower only once every three years and they seem alive with the buzzing of the bees. The other plant, the yellow one, just as tall is new to me. Any ideas?



 Can anyone name this plant for me?

Can anyone name this plant for me?

2   After visiting our boat, we sat on the harbourside with a cool glass of wine and watched the world go by. A young artist was at the table beside us and was happy for me to take a photo of her sketch and the people she was sketching.

Sketch and the people being sketched

Sketch and the people being sketched

3   Falmouth Harbour was looking beautiful.





9 responses to “Echium, Artist and Falmouth Harbour

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    May 16, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Never have seen either plant…quite unusual!

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    May 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    This harbour seems very serene and beautiful 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. makagutu

    May 16, 2014 at 9:03 am

    That looks like a beautiful place to be.
    Lovely photos

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 16, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Yes, we are very lucky to live so close to very beautiful places. 🙂

  4. Hudson Howl

    May 16, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Your pictures depict a perfect day. -that shines through. As for the plant, the movie Alien came to mind first off. Did it pop out of someones belly.

  5. Hilary Bryant

    May 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Think your yellow plant is Chilean and is called something like Puya?

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 15, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Thank you! That gives me something to search under. I’ll let you know. 🙂

  6. Shelagh

    May 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I should be there now! Queen Mary Garden, got lots of pix from 2012 trip, including that mystery plant!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Oh, and I wish you were! Might habe a name for it. I’ll let you know. All the best to you and your family 🙂


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