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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Lo Yisa Goy, Autumn Rain and Garden View

I told you a couple of weeks ago that my choirs were leaning a new song for our part in World Peace Day tomorrow. Here is a recording sent to me today by our choir leader.    

After a couple of sunny days a front is moving through and so we have had Autumn rain. Here is a poem by Mary Oliver to celebrate  Rain


Last Night the Rain Spoke To Me – Mary Oliver

Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,

what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again

in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,

smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches

and the grass below.
Then it was over.
The sky cleared.
I was standing

under a tree.
The tree was a tree
with happy leaves,
and I was myself,

and there were stars in the sky
that were also themselves
at the moment,
at which moment

my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars

and the soft rain—
imagine! imagine!
the wild and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.

Here is a view from indoors of our Tinner’s Hound in our rainy garden. He is still laughing!

Tinner’s Hound by David Kemp

 

 

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Another Day Out with Dear Friends

This was our last day with our Dear Friends, P&J, and we packed it with fun! Join us again on our day out – a visit to the beautiful Quaker Meeting House at Come-To-Good, a woodland walk in Trelissick, a trip over King Harry Ferry to St Mawes for lunch at The Rising Sun,  a visit to the stream at Gwennap where the ashes of both my parents’ were scattered, a walk in Gwennap Churchyard to find the Martin Gravestone which was the inspiration for my Dad’s best known book, a walk around St Euny Churchyard to recount the stories of Until the Day Break, an historical walk around St Day with a good friend who was part of the research team for the St Euny project and finishing up at The Royal Oak in Perranwell for a splendid last meal together – quite a day! Here follows the gallery. Click on any photo for a larger view.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

A Lane, Some Crumble and Maps

Our friends had a day out at Tintagel and Port Isaac and we had a day harvesting the last of the beans and strolling down to the supermarket along the stream.

The lane to the supermarket

I cooked up a storm for our last supper together here – Cassoulet, a new recipe for an old favourite and it was delicious, followed by Blackberry and Apple Crumble, Mum’s recipe which I know P is very fond of.

Leftovers of Blackberry and Apple Crumble

We spent the latter part of the evening poring over maps, firstly of Cornwall to decide how to spend tomorrow and then of Montana for our next trip to USA getting local advice from our Dear Friends.

 

A Day Out with Very Dear Friends

Join us on our day out – to St  Ives on the train, one of the best rides ever along the Cornish coast, in St Ives, to Mounts Bay and thence to Chysauster Ancient Village, home for a break and on up to Carn Brea and home for a relaxed and happy dinner with delicious fresh Runner Beans from the garden.  Click on any photo for more detail.

 

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Humanist Wedding Ceremony in Charlestown

That was the loveliest of Wedding Ceremonies! Humanist Weddings are so very personal and each one is unique. This one in Charlestown today was no exception and many, many guests commented on the personal and warm nature of the ceremony. The rain stopped just long enough for us to be outside with a backdrop of the sea which was what the couple wanted. I shall have proper photos in a few weeks and will show you then. For now, here is a small gallery of some photos I managed while the guests were gathering.

The Bridal Arch with the sea behind

 

Wedding, Poldark and Neptune

I met with a lovely young couple this afternoon in Charlestown for a run-through of their wedding which will be tomorrow afternoon. The place was full as Poldark was being filmed! I managed a couple of photos before I was told no photos were allowed. That didn’t stop me!  On the way out of town we stopped to take a photo of the sculpture I had noticed on the way in – Neptune carved out of an old tree trunk.

 

 
 

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A Bag, A Watering Can and A Poem

I love this bag, seen today after singing and belonging to a very good friend. I love all things owly.

Owl bag

I found this planted watering can outside a cafe in Penryn.

Seen in Penryn

This poem came my way today and seemed apt given all the rain showers we have had this summer. I hope you like it too.

Last Night the Rain Spoke To Me – Mary Oliver

Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,

what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again

in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,

smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches

and the grass below.
Then it was over.
The sky cleared.
I was standing

under a tree.
The tree was a tree
with happy leaves,
and I was myself,

and there were stars in the sky
that were also themselves
at the moment,
at which moment

my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars

and the soft rain—
imagine! imagine!
the wild and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2017 in Beauty, photography, poetry, postaday2017

 

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A Bouquet, Some Gin and A Gig

This lovely bouquet of purple, white and green has opened beautifully since it was brought here for our party.

Thanks A&P xx

Another gift which we have yet to taste is this glorious bottle of Rhubarb Gin made by one of our lovely neighbours and friends. Thank you N.

Thanks Naomi

We are out with friends tonight to see a live-streamed concert by David Gilmour, Live at Pompeii. Looking forward to that!

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Truro – Flowers, Opes and A Dog

Shopping in Truro today was quiet and a pleasure – the hanging baskets and window boxes are beautiful and the summer crowds have gone! Enjoy a walk around with us in the gallery.

 

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Sorting, Singing and A Sunset

It has been a quiet, catch-up-with-things day, coffee with a friend, singing with The Inglehearts and a beautiful sunset as I  arrived home.

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Beauty, nature, Photography

 

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