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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Rudder, Bee and Birds

Today the rudder came home after being renovated beautifully by Daughter No1. It is 6ft long so I just photographed the hole! It has been fitted back onto our boat, Skippalong, this afternoon. Re-launch is tomorrow!

Re-painted rudder

Re-painted rudder

A bee was in the grass this afternoon and I thought it was looking a bit lost and weak. However, when I put the camera close it buzzed off, not in need of a sugar boost at all. Aren’t the wings just beautiful?Bee

There were two Robins in the garden this evening, one on the beak of our sculpture, Fledgling. I took the photo from the kitchen on a long zoom.

Robins and Fledgling by Richard Holliday

Robins and Fledgling by Richard Holliday

 

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Spring Garden, Spring Planting and Langston Hughes

Sunshine and ‘silver rain’ again today and the garden is really flourishing – all sorts of Narcissi, Fritillaria, Forget-me-nots, Tulips and Armandii. IMG_9763

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This kind of Spring Garden also appeals to me.

Planting your spring garden

This delightful poem by Langston Hughes describes today and the rain on Spring flowers just perfectly.  It also fits the criteria for this week’s Photo Challenge – “Share a photograph inspired by a favourite poem, verse, story, or song lyric.”  The above photos of the Fritillaria and the Tulip with silver raindrops fit the bill. For others in this week’s Challenge, click here. Such a perfect challenge for me this week, a poem and photos – bliss!

 

In Time of Silver Rain by Langston Hughes

In time of silver rain
The earth puts forth new life again,
Green grasses grow
And flowers lift their heads,
And over all the plain
The wonder spreads

Of Life,
Of Life,
Of life!

In time of silver rain
The butterflies lift silken wings
To catch a rainbow cry,
And trees put forth new leaves to sing
In joy beneath the sky
As down the roadway
Passing boys and girls
Go singing, too,

In time of silver rain When spring
And life
Are new.

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Humanity, Sweet Dreams and Knitting

These words of Bertrand Russell say it all.
Humanity

I have mentioned before that we are doing some research for a project about St Euny churchyard. This stone is our latest discovery and this is the first time we had seen music like this on a stone. Isn’t it lovely? Elsewhere on the stone are scattered notes and a b flat.

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

This little cartoon came my way the other day and made me smile!Knitting on a cloud!

 

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Carn Brea, Puppy and A Rainbow

For our last walk this morning we went up to Carn Brea, a favourite of the children as the boulders are such fun to  clamber over. It always intrigues me how the castle, once a Chapel built in 1379,  was constructed using the huge boulders as part of the supporting wall.

Carn Brea Castle

Carn Brea Castle

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A very lively and lovely puppy caught their attention for a while.

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It has been a day of sunshine and showers and then this beautiful double rainbow caught quickly from the kitchen window.

Double rainbow

Double rainbow

 

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Wisdom, Easter Buns and Coding

In conversation with Live-wire 3 as we were baking this morning:  “Grannies know a lot don’t they Granny? I know why that is!  It’s because you’ve been alive for such a long time, isn’t it?”

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Photo taken by Live-wire 3

But we don’t know about coding! Happily, Live-wire 2’s Aunty knows and can guide as together they coded to make traffic lights go on and off allowing the pedestrians just 4 seconds to get across the road!

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Being a Granny is great fun and there is a lot to be learned from our lovely little people!

 
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Decorating, Baking and Making

Easter decorations were the order of the day this morning after a breakfast of spoof Boiled Eggs which turned out to be full of chocolate to the great delight of the Grandchildren!  (See this post for the making of these eggs.)  Then there was the baking of delicious Chocolate Nests and this afternoon a visit to Truro to the Arts Cafe for their workshop where the children learned how to do marbling. Another busy day and another gallery for you.

 

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Egg Hunt, Sandcastles and Rogue Theatre

What a busy and entertaining day we have had! First an egg hunt in the garden then a trip to the beach at Porthtowan where the sun was warm and lovely. Lunch at the Blue bar was followed by a second session on the beach then a quick trip home before going off to Tehidy Woods where Rogue Theatre were performing their Easter show, Wild Spring Hare which was a delight from start to finish. Join us on our lovely day together.

 

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Quilt, Mural and Fabrics

I love this beautiful quilt for its turquoisey colours and beautiful stitchery and wanted to bring it home. Dear Reader, I resisted! It was in one of my favourite shops, Just Delights, in Penryn.

Beautiful quilt

Beautiful quilt

The mural outside the shop is changed every season and today Winter had moved on and Summer has moved in with a touch of the Poldarks!

Mural by Elizabeth Perry

Mural by Elizabeth Perry

If you missed Winter, here it is and here is last Summer, always the happy dog and all painted by Elizabeth Perry, a local artist. Winter 2013 can be found here where the happy dog is now a fox.  Aren’t they all delightful?

Fabrics galore in another of my favourite shops this afternoon where I went to buy more fabric for Baby Carriers. They have expanded their range and run quilting classes……..  I think I will be back.

Bolts of fabric

Bolts of beautiful fabric

 

 

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Tulips, Eggs and Crashing Waves

The tulips that I was given over a week ago are fading but still lovely.

Last three tulips

Last three tulips

We had scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning as I blew the eggs for my Easter treat for the Grandchildren, two of whom arrive tomorrow evening. Here I am filling the shells with chocolate the way my Dad did for us. I will let you know how they are received on Saturday morning.

Filling the egg shells

Filling the egg shells

Eggs in egg cups

Eggs in egg cups

It was full tide at Godrevy and the waves were crashing magnificently, almost obscuring the lighthouse at one point.

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse hidden by waves

Godrevy Lighthouse hidden by waves

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Dance 2

The dancing at our son’s wedding in Senegal was wild and wonderful!

Dancing to the drums

Dancing to the drums

For more photos in this Challenge, click here and for more photos of the wedding, click here.

 

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