A group of us went to a small local cheese makers, Colliers Cornish Cheese, in Penryn, this morning and learned how to make soft cheese. It was a fascinating process which we were encouraged to join in and the end results, (Here’s one I made earlier!) were delicious. It was a delightful and informative morning with lovely Mother and son as instructors. Click on any photo for the caption and more detail.
As I was waiting this morning, on Islington Wharf where lots of small makers have space, I went past a sculptor’s studio and was very taken by the flowers in the window and love the snail. They are made by Ronn Beattie. I like the reflection of the boat yard in the window glass too.
As I started to write this evening, a most unusual cloud formation started erupting from the horizon, as if someone were boiling an enormous kettle just out of sight
To go with that image, I have just found a poem by Henry David Thoreau, Low Anchored Cloud, which this cloud seems to be. I’m pleased with this new find.
Fountain-head and source of rivers,
And napkin spread by fays;
Drifting meadow of the air,
Where bloom the daisied banks and violets,
And in whose fenny labyrinth
The bittern booms and heron wades;
Spirit of lakes and seas and rivers,
Bear only perfumes and the scent
Of healing herbs to just men’s fields!
Henry David Thoreau