Six on Saturday and A Winter Swimmer

30 Jan

Just the one beautiful day this week so we got in a good walk and some garden tidying up, discovering some Crocuses hidden under decaying leaves. Spring is certainly springing in Cornwall, very, very wet and quite (relatively) warm.

1.  The Crocuses

2 and 3  The beautiful little anemones are beginning to bloom.

4.      More Snowdrops

5.       Iris Reticulata

6.  Paler Iris Reticulata – I prefer the darker ones.

I told my friend about the comments about her winter swimming and pointed her to them. This is her response
“Awwwh that’s so lovely Sally. I love the ‘Is she sane?’ I can only say, it’s questionable at times but cold water swimming helps. Today’s swimming adventure is at high tide in Little Beach at Portreath. It’ll probably be mizzling if not piddling down, I’ll have my diving head torch, oh so glam waterproof changing robe and hot water bottle and chocolate. What else could a girl wish for on a Saturday night in lock down?!”
Later this afternoon, N popped over so that I could add a photo. She is such a star!

The inspiration for Six on Saturday comes from The Propagator. Pop over to see his posts and to read sixes from lots of other gardeners to find out how gardens all over the world are faring.


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10 responses to “Six on Saturday and A Winter Swimmer

  1. Naomi Smith

    February 1, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Hello all, it’s the trying to stay sane, wild swimming neighbour here. Thank you for your lovely comments and encouragement.

    Cold water swimming is a big part of my self care and as my sons and husband aren’t the least bit interested during winter, it’s my escape from a male dominated household!

    We’re called Bluetits chill swimmers for good reason, although I tend to go very pink with the cold. xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 1, 2021 at 7:26 pm

      You are a star, Naomi! 🙂

    • Judith Butler

      February 2, 2021 at 6:41 am

      Good morning, I don’t blame you, too many male hormones!!🥰 I’ve seen your group on tv, you’re amazing. Take care and stay safe Judith xxx 💖💙🌈

      • Naomi Smith

        February 3, 2021 at 6:28 pm

        Thank you Judith, will too and you too. xx

  2. commonprose

    January 31, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    So amazing that you already have spring and all the lovely little flowers. We have 8 inches of snow.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 31, 2021 at 7:10 pm

      Wow, we only saw a sprinkling a week or two ago and it was gone by lunchtime. It is lovely to see the new shoots. 🙂

  3. nrhatch

    January 31, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Your neighbor is quite the sport. Thanks for sharing her happy countenance with us! (I also quite enjoyed the cartoon you shared the other day of winter swimmers).

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 31, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      She is, she’s really lovely and can’t do enough to help anyone. We are lucky to have her in our street. 🙂

  4. Judith Butler

    January 30, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    How amazing your friend is!! I would love to try wild swimming but love to fwr away from the sea or lakes. I bet she feels so alive afterwards . Stay safe xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 30, 2021 at 10:37 pm

      That’s exactly what she says. She absolutely loves it! 🙂


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