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









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.

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


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


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?”


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!


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


Posted by on March 27, 2016 in Beauty, Photography


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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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