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Sunset at Porthtowan

Yet another beautiful day and we headed off to Porthtowan for sunset. We were not disappointed.

As we arrived

As we arrived

Sliding into the sea

Sliding into the sea

Half an hour and a glass of red later

Half an hour and a glass of red later

 
 

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A Visit, Harvest Moon and Ted Hughes

What a sense of achievement today! I walked to visit  a friend, not far, maybe ten minutes and all downhill but I did it with no problem (still using my crutches of course) and had such a good time. Thank you for a fascinating morning, D.

A blogging friend kindly sent me a wonderful photo of the Harvest moon rising last night.  As for us, clouds obscured his view of the eclipse but who needs that when the Moon herself makes such a show the following evening!

Moon by Plum Creek

Moon by Plum Creek

I have long loved this poem by Ted Hughes – The Harvest Moon.

The Harvest Moon

The flame-red moon, the harvest moon,
Rolls along the hills, gently bouncing,
A vast balloon,
Till it takes off, and sinks upward
To lie on the bottom of the sky, like a gold doubloon.
The harvest moon has come,
Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon.
And the earth replies all night, like a deep drum.So people can’t sleep,
So they go out where elms and oak trees keep
A kneeling vigil, in a religious hush.
The harvest moon has come!And all the moonlit cows and all the sheep
Stare up at her petrified, while she swells
Filling heaven, as if red hot, and sailing
Closer and closer like the end of the world.Till the gold fields of stiff wheat
Cry `We are ripe, reap us!’ and the rivers
Sweat from the melting hills.

For Calvin.
 

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Super Moon, Breakfast and Weather Vane

Last night’s Super Moon was lovely to watch. Sadly when we got up at 3am to see the Blood Moon, clouds had almost completely obscured the moon. We just had tantalising glimpses.

Super Moon

Super Moon

2   We had the most delicious breakfast this morning – an eggy bananaey bread sandwich stuffed with fruit including the few blackberries from the garden that I showed you a day or two ago. it is from a Jamie Oliver recipe and was just ambrosia!

Berry pocket eggy bread

Berry pocket eggy bread

3   The sunlight was shining in the weathervane on top of Truro Cathedral this afternoon. We called in to Truro after my six week check-up with the surgeon at Treliske and he is very happy with my progress.

Cockerel weather vane

Cockerel weather vane

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2015 in Beauty, Food, nature, photography, Postaday 2015

 

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Pansy Surprise, A Visit and Generosity

Last night, as the lovely Mr S was locking up, he found a bag on the doorstep. I contained a very pretty purple and white Pansy plant in a container. There was no message or card but it has to be from someone who knows me well, the colours being the Suffragette colours. If you read this, lovely friend, please give me a call!

Purple, white and green

Purple, white and green, photo taken at night with flash

2    Daughter No 3 is in Devon for a couple of days so came down for lunch today. What a delight to have them here, if only for a couple of hours!  Littlest Live-wire is so full of language and stories, questions and make-believe. The garden, as always, found her exploring.

B feeding a flower to the Hare sculpture

B feeding a flower to the Hare sculpture

3   A young friend has been the instigator of a Charity project to collect items for the refugees in Calais – Falmouth’s Donation Day Drop-off for Calais. We went over this afternoon with our contribution to find J and her friend almost overwhelmed by the fabulous generosity of the people in Falmouth and around. People had been arriving all day with tins and packets of food as well as warm coats, hats and scarves for the increasingly cold weather and many other items. Volunteers have been helping to sort and pack things into boxes and it just shows how lovely so many people are. I am a great believer in the fact that he humanity of humans will always shine through.

In the theatre at Princess Pavilions with boxes and boxes of donations.

In the theatre at Princess Pavilions with boxes and boxes of donations.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Change

We spotted this on the side of our dustbin – a transformation from chrysalis to Cabbage White Butterfly.

Newly emerged Cabbage White Butterfly

For others in this Challenge, click here.

 

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Today’s Post, Visitors, Blackberries and A September Sky

Today’s post delighted me! Last Comic Relief I baked cakes to sell at The Suitcase Singers, one of the choirs I sing with, and sent off the money to the Charity. Today this card arrived for the choir – isn’t it a splendid way to encourage us to raise money for the next event too?

Proud indeed

Proud indeed

2    A couple of lovely choir friends called in today which was very much appreciated. They brought a lovely card from the Choir – thank you all – and a jar of M’s delicious homemade Blackcurrant Jam.

3  We have a few Blackberries in the garden!

Blackberries

Blackberries

4  It has been another beautiful day with the glorious special colour that is a cerulean September sky.

Seed pods and a blue September Sky

Seed pods and a blue September Sky

 

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Lunch Out, Frog and Stamens

It has been just the most beautiful Autumn day with little wind, bright sunshine and temperatures in the 20s. We went out for lunch and this was the view from The Blue Bar at Porthtowan.

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We walked a little way up the cliff path and met some choir friends which was lovely.

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Sitting and soaking up some more sunshine in the garden,I heard a strange noise and caught some movement out of the corner of my eye. A Common Frog had just landed in our little walled garden.

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The Lady Betty Balfour Clematis is almost over and its stamens are very beautiful.

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