Cornwall, Wasp Beetle and Seed Planting

09 Apr

1   I grew up in Cornwall, UK and live here now. Here is a video to show all my readers what a beautiful place it is accompanied by a wonderful song written by Harry Glasson.

2   We found a beautiful beetle on the wall in the sunroom today and I have just discovered that it is a Wasp Beetle.  It is quite harmless and mimics a wasp to keep predators away.

Wasp Beetle

Wasp Beetle

3   I have been thinking about my friend Shelagh this afternoon while I have been in the sunshine, planting flower seeds in a ‘cutting’ bed. There are Nigella and various colours of Cornflowers. Shelagh lives in Vermont, USA, and they have had two more inches of snow today and the snow ploughs have been out. I have sent her some warm Spring vibes across the ether and if you are somewhere where winter still rules, feel free to share them. We have lots to go around!  The film about Cornwall, your home too, is for you as well Shelagh.


Flower seeds planted in diagonal rows

Flower seeds planted in diagonal rows


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20 responses to “Cornwall, Wasp Beetle and Seed Planting

  1. Michelle Noël

    April 10, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    So beautiful. I’d love to see Cornwall one day!

  2. whichwaynow101

    April 10, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Diagonal rows for flowers! What a great idea. I’ll remember that if I ever have a garden. No, correct that, when I have a garden! 🙂

  3. ladysighs

    April 9, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    What a beautiful film and song. I can understand why you share so many pictures of the land …. it does look like an Eden.

  4. Don

    April 9, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Beautiful video.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2015 at 7:44 am

      You’ll only be four or five hours away when you move to London! 🙂

      • Don

        April 10, 2015 at 10:26 am

        Wonderful thought that. 🙂

  5. Grannymar

    April 9, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I love the video and the singing. I never came across a wasp beetle before, I must watch out for them. Thankfully we had a couple of work outside days here in NI. Mind you I was still well wrapped up, to me there was still a nip in the air.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Yes, we had a nip in the air when out of the sun and this morning it is grey and windy, hoping the murk will lift. 🙂

      • Grannymar

        April 10, 2015 at 8:09 am

        Hope that is not the promised polution! Take care.

        • mybeautfulthings

          April 10, 2015 at 8:15 am

          We were wondering the same. With my history of bronchitis and pneumonia, I won’t be going jogging in any bad air! 🙂

          • Grannymar

            April 10, 2015 at 8:26 am

            Stay safe. Indoors!

  6. Shelagh

    April 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    …and love the Oggymen.

  7. Susan L.

    April 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    We received a couple of inches here in Maine also. We appreciate the warmth you share!

  8. Shelagh

    April 9, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you very much, Sally! I appreciate the thought.


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