Narcissi, Botallack and Lamp-posts

01 Feb

There were some beautiful locally grown flowers on our breakfast table before our drive down the coast towards St Just-in-Penwith via several old tin workings with their iconic buildings that scatter these moors and much of Cornwall’s landscape. It was a bright but bitterly cold and windy day with the odd rainbow and hail shower to keep us on our toes! We had lunch in the Cook Bookshop in St Just and were very taken with the delightful flower painted lamp posts in the small town.

The Crowns at Botallack

Diary entry dated Saturday July 17th , three days into our Suffragette’s Hunger Strike,  has been published. She is becoming weak and weepy but will not be deterred.


12 responses to “Narcissi, Botallack and Lamp-posts

  1. greenbenchramblings

    February 6, 2018 at 11:18 am

    The best lamp posts in the world no doubt! What a brilliant idea.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 6, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Delightful aren’t they? What a splendid idea and there are many more than I showed, each with a different flowering plant that. grows locally. 🙂

  2. calvin

    February 4, 2018 at 5:09 am

    The Crowns at Botallack… sitting here staring at that picture. Waiting for little people to come out and wave at me. A magical photograph for me, thanks.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 4, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      It is just such a building feat isn’t it too, on the edge of the cliffs and in the 1800s – quite remarkable! Very happy that you found the photo magical. 🙂

  3. valeriedavies

    February 3, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Love the imaginative lamp-posts – they must have a really creative town council !!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 3, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      You must be right. There are a lot of galleries in the little town and a mural on one of the walls so I think the people would have been very pleased to have more art. It really is charming. 🙂

  4. ksbeth

    February 1, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    lovely –

  5. Heyjude

    February 1, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Oh, I do like the Cookshop. Should have gone out today too, but it was sooo cold! I don’t recall those lamp-posts the last time I was in St Just, they are very pretty.

  6. Patricia Van Tuyl

    February 1, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Looks like a Poldark landscape. Waiting impatiently for the next season to be released.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 1, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      It is! It’s Poldark country round here! We didn’t spot him though xx

  7. utesmile

    February 1, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Love those lamp posts. Great idea!


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