Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hanging Baskets, Fungi and Dandelion Clock

Our little town is a picture with so many hanging baskets and troughs.

Walking up from town, these Bracket fungi were too big to miss.


I love the delicacy of Dandelion clocks.



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Sunset, Spiders and Sweet Peas

Last night’s sunset was very dramatic. We walked up to Wheal Coates by Chapel Porth to watch the sun sink into the sea only there was a bank of cloud to prevent us doing that. Nevertheless, the sunset was beautiful!
I went out into the garden to pick Sweet peas for a very old friend that we were going to visit this afternoon and found three different spiders enjoying them.  The bunch we took filled the car with their perfume.


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A Plate, A Poem and A Flower

I love the way this plate smiles at us from the Welsh dresser. It says Ming on the back but there must be several Mings!DSCN4693

We went to The Asylum the other evening, Kneehigh Theatre’s Two Gentlemen of Verona in a marquee and there was a display of their time in ‘The Jungle’ in Calais. I found this poem by a refugee very moving.

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Our Fuchsias are blooming lovely!DSCN4681


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Wheal Amelia, Butterfly and A Magpie

Cornwall is scattered with old engine houses, relics of the days when tin and copper were mined here. This one I saw today used to be called Wheal Amelia but as you will see from the plaque there is more to its history than that.

Wheal Amelia

Wheal Amelia


An unusual butterfly landed on the shed roof today. It turns out to be a Wall Brown, Lasiommata Megera.

 Wall Brown Lasiommata megera

Wall Brown
Lasiommata megera

A Magpie landed on our beautiful sculpture, Fledgling, by Richard Holliday, to wait for its turn at the feeders.DSCN4676


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Frame

We were in St Euny Graveyard this morning doing a bit more research for our Perthi Kov Project when I remembered this week’s challenge and saw an opportunity to frame Carn Brea Castle and the Basset Monument atop Carn Brea through the holes in a memorial shaped as a Cornish Cross.

Carn Brea Castle and The Basset Monument

Carn Brea Castle and The Basset Monument

Lucy Ann Whitley

I’ll tell you more about the project, Perthi Kov, which  means remember in Cornish, at a later date.

For others in this week’s challenge, click here.


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Join Us For Our Wedding Anniversary

We have had a beautiful day together in lovely Cornish sunshine. Join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner on this our 49th Wedding Anniversary! Click on any photo for the caption. Happy days to you all, my lovely readers.


Posted by on August 26, 2016 in flowers, Food, Photography, Postaday 2016


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Penryn River, Choir Baby, and An Evening Rainbow

It is so lovely every Thursday to have this view of the Penryn River when we are singing with The Suitcase Singers. What a privilege.

Penryn River

Penryn River

We have a new Choir Baby, J, who is just eleven weeks old – and what a joy to us all. His Mum and his Granny sing with us – three generations singing together. Isn’t that just brilliant?

We were in the kitchen just after 8pm having supper with our lovely neighbour when we became aware of a particularly beautiful light outside and then saw the rainbow. It was there for over ten minutes and was surrounded by the glorious golden light of the magic Golden Hour.

An evening rainbow

An evening rainbow


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Blue Tit, Trebah Gardens and Redruth

I love the Crinodendron tree. It has flowers, seed pods and new baby flower buds all at the same time. A Blue Tit came to get the seeds this morning. The photo was taken on maximum zoom through the kitchen window.


We promised ourselves a day out for our Wedding Anniversary which is on Friday but we are busy then so today we went off to Trebah Gardens, a 26-acre sub-tropical garden with four miles of paths. I think we walked all four miles today, meandering down the valley to the beach and up and around every path in sight – a fabulous day!  Join us through the gallery. Click on any photo for greater detail.

Later, we popped into Redruth for a couple of things and were struck by how lovely the hanging baskets are this year.DSCN4557


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A Poem, A Pool and A Pimms

We are having  another few beautiful Summer Days as August draws to a close. This poem by Katy Lue called ‘Summer Days’ sums up the feeling today.

The air is alive on a summer day
it compliments the sweet aroma that weaves within,
The air is humid on a summer day,
it sticks to the world in such a way that the wind must shake it off,
The air sings on a summer day
it rises and falls with the melody’s sway,
The air is love on a summer day
it watches the lovers enjoying the weather and wonders itself ‘What could be better?’ 
The air surrounds on a summer day
it surrounds all and loves all and is the foundation to such a sweet summer day. 

We were invited to a neighbour’s pool which was just lovely and the reflections of the trees and shrubs in the water caught my eye.DSCN4485Then, this evening the lovely Mr S made me a pretty Pimms.DSCN4490

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Tomatoes, Dahlias and Choisya Ternata

Our baby tomatoes have suddenly come to ripeness. The Live Wires picked a couple and now they are almost all ready together.


The Dahlias are also flowering, just one bloom on each plant so far.

The Choisya Ternata is having a second go at flowering!DSCN4480

….and the house and garden are very quiet!



Posted by on August 22, 2016 in Beauty, nature, Photography, Postaday 2016


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