Cornish Cheese, Sculpture and A Cloud/Poem

13 Apr

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.

Made by Ronn Beattie

Made by Ronn Beattie

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

Cloud boiling up from the horizon

Cloud boiling up from the horizon

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.


Low-Anchored Cloud

Low-anchored cloud,
Newfoundland air,
Fountain-head and source of rivers,
Dew-cloth, dream-drapery,
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


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4 responses to “Cornish Cheese, Sculpture and A Cloud/Poem

  1. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    April 14, 2016 at 10:26 am

    are you alright? and here I was feeling sorry for myself as I have knee surgery today. hope you are feeling better (hugs)

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 14, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Knee surgery? All the best for that and for the recovery and exercise programme to come. Not sure what I have done, just have pain! It improves with a visit to my lovely osteopath. Sending love re your surgery. 🙂

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    April 14, 2016 at 9:27 am

    even though I do not comment everyday–I read you religiously and am always inspired and made happier by your posts………..

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 14, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Thank you so much for these encouraging words. I am flat on my back for the second time in three weeks and your words have made me feel better. Thank you. 🙂


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