Seaweed, Swan and Raspberries

26 Oct

It was a beautiful morning with rain promised later so off we went to Swanpool beach to collect seaweed to mulch and feed the veggie beds at the lottie.  There were a few families at the beach and more at the cafe where we had hot chocolates after filling our bags.

Then there was a shower and a rainbow across the pool where there were  ducks, swans, coots and cormorants.

We covered the empty beds at the allotment with seaweed and I was reminded, when I saw the multicolours and shapes of what we collected today,  of a project I did at Truro County Grammar School many years ago. The project was to collect many varieties, which we dried, pressed and named. I wish I could remember the names of all the varieties now.

A corner of one of the beds

There were many raspberries still to be harvested at the lottie today, enough for a little bowl each this evening.


7 responses to “Seaweed, Swan and Raspberries

  1. Heyjude

    October 27, 2023 at 10:30 am

    I always thought it was illegal to take seaweed from a beach unless you have permission from the landowner. The same with pebbles. 🤔

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 27, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      We looked it up and took advice beforehand. As long as you are only collecting a few bags for personal use and it is washed up and not attached to rocks it is allowed. If the beach is private you do have to ask the owner. 🙂

  2. Awakening Wonders

    October 26, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Those raspberries look so yummy! And the delightful time you enjoyed in nature is so good for the soul!

  3. utesmile

    October 26, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    You always show us such beauty near you and find fantastic pictures. The seaweed looks rather brilliant.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 28, 2023 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you. I had forgotten how many colours could be found in seaweed and how many different shapes, some so very delicate. 🙂

  4. ladysighs

    October 26, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    How fortunate you are to spend so much time outside in nature’s beauty. A rainbow of hope!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 28, 2023 at 7:32 pm

      We are lucky. Our arthritic joints mean we can’t walk as much or as far as we used to but we can still find beautiful things everywhere. 🙂


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