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Delivery Day, Angels and Snoods

Today I took all the baby hats to the wool shop and was delighted to hear that the Midwife from Treliske Hospital will be collecting all the little hats at the end of the week. We also delivered our two goody packed boxes to one of the Cornwall Christmas box collection points. The idea is to fill them with food for a family for Christmas dinner plus some treats.

Ready for delivery

I hung some angels today and loved that they seem to be flying. Thanks, A!

Paper angels

When we were in Truro on Saturday, I took two snoods hoping to find the two Big Issue people that we buy from and talk to. They were both delighted to be given a Christmas present – one will be kept by S; the other is to be passed on to someone who needs it more………..

Warm hand-made snoods

 

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Falmouth Docks, Red Lights and The Super Moon

We had lunch with friends today and this was part of the view from the window.

Falmouth Docks in sunshine

I was looking for the Super Moon this evening and saw  that the light shining through the back door glass was throwing coloured lights onto the ground outside.

Light through the back door glass on the ground outside, taken from an upstairs window

I found the Super Moon by going out at the front instead of through the back!

Super Moon

Super Moon with halo

Super Moon through the Dracaena Palm

 

 

 

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Blue Sky, Shadow and Carn Brea

On my two mile walk back from delivering our car to the garage early this morning, I was, as always, keeping a lookout for lovely things and I found them!

A couple of autumn coloured leaves against a cerulean sky

Heart shaped shadow

Carn Brea through skeleton trees and russet leaves

 

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Long Tail Tits, Pear Shaped and Paddington Bear

My favourite birds turned up at the bird feeder this morning, about a dozen of them at the fat balls that I renewed yesterday. By the time I took my photo the skittish little creatures were away! They were truly there until I clicked the camera!

The Long Tails have just left the picture

After a fabulous sing this morning, plans went pear-shaped and the less said the better but I now have glasses that I can see through though I was too late for my lift to the singing tonight.

As compensation, we went to see a delightful film, Paddington 2 and a couple of screen shots follow. This beautiful Bear who loves Marmalade sandwiches stole my heart!

 

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Another Dawn, Thanks and A Hedgehog Home

The beautiful colour of the dawn could be seen from the front of the house, looking North, and from the back today –  just glorious.

Thank you to Year 3 pupils #Barnacre Road Primary School whose instructional video on ‘How to Make a  Hedgehog Home’ I have followed today and now there is a waterproof and dry leaf lined home for hedgehogs in our garden. We have seen evidence of hedgehogs in our garden and hope that they will now be able to make a safe winter home underneath the Rosemary.

Hedgehog home

Lined with dry leaves

 
 

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Dawn, Fungus and Sunbeam

I could see the pinky/orange glow of the dawn lighting the walls of the hall before I arrived in the kitchen. Pulling up the blinds, this was my view.

Dawn

Walking back up from town I noticed a golden fungus growing on a Cornish wall, close to the pavement.I’m hoping someone will be able to identify it for me. Tom?

Fungus

There were heavy clouds as I was walking along the lane and then suddenly a sunbeam lit up some golden leaves. Moments later, the heavens opened and I was drenched on the last leg of my journey!

Sunbeam

In fact, it has been a golden day.

 
 

Wedding Photo, Recipe and Robert Frost

I conducted a Humanist Wedding Ceremony earlier in the summer and today received an email with some beautiful photos. This one shows the lovely moment near the end when I was signalling to the music man that now is the moment! The delightfully happy event was held at Charlie’s Boathouse and this was taken on the terrace with the sea as backdrop.

Charlestown wedding

Yesterday I showed you the glowing pots of Seville Orange marmalade that I had made in the afternoon. Ark asked for the recipe so I have put it on my Recipe pages. Here is the link to Seville Orange Marmalade

Robert Frost is one of my favourite poets.  Here is Moon Compasses for you.

Moon Compasses

I stole forth dimly in the dripping pause 
Between two downpours to see what there was. 
And a masked moon had spread down compass rays 
To a cone mountain in the midnight haze, 
As if the final estimate were hers, 
And as it measured in her calipers, 
The mountain stood exalted in its place. 
So love will take between the hands a face . . . 
 

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