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Found, Flower Baskets and A Garden

Walking up the lane, we saw some unexpected colour in the hedge and discovered a little lost toy waving at us.

Today’s route from town brought us past St Rumon’s gardens. I love the stone work and the hanging baskets.

On the way back up the hill, we pass this rather exotic garden, Dracaena Palms, Banana plants and in Spring, a huge magnolia.

 

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Dragon, Bee and A Gift

We were stuck in traffic just near the turning to home when I spotted something on the side of the old Fire Station. Zooming in, I could see it was a baby dragon with a lovely cheeky expression.

I photographed every flower in the garden as a reminder of what is in flower on October 1st. On the Verbena Bonariensis was a lovely, furry  and totally absorbed bee.

We have wild hoolies forecast for the weekend so we went down to the allotment to collect the last few beans and to knock over the structure where we wanted it to fall so that the storm would have less say.  There are still masses of gorgeous white Dahlias so I left a big bunch at the gate of our next-door neighbours.

 

Flowers, Live Music and Raindrops

Our lovely neighbour brought round a small and very colourful bouquet from her garden.

We’ve spent the afternoon dressed in all our wet gear at an open air music event. It was held in the wonderful roofless old Church in St Day which has been brought back to life by the residents as a venue. It was just brilliant to be at a live music event again, all very well spaced and in the open air.

When we came home, rather damp, I noticed a sparkly diamond covered web on the Cotoneaster.

 

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Front Door, Bench and New Clothes

Yesterday’s walk offered so many photo opportunities. Here is the lovely front door of the Manor House.

I just love this lichen covered bench set on a rather precarious slope.

Much of today has been damp and mizzly so I spent my time making ClothKitty another set of clothes – a skirt (which was cut out many years ago) and finished off a rather natty waistcoat (I had done the binding but not been able to find the time to finish it 40+ years ago with four little ones to look after.)

 

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Poppy, Walk and Help?

Another Poppy is blooming. At breakfast time it popped out of its sepals and later in the day was fully open. As the sun left that part of the garden, it closed up again.

Our walk today was very blustery! Join us going up to the Flat Lode Trail with a view of Carn Brea, past the St Uny engine house and back home.

We have a problem in the edible trough. A little Viola plant died last week, just went limp and gave up the ghost. Yesterday, all was well with the rest of the Viola border and today – another plant seems to have died. Any ideas? The trough is damp, everything else, lettuces and the rest of the Violas seem fine…….

 

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Today’s Walk to Killifreth

We live in Cornwall, in the middle of what was the richest area in the world  for copper and tin mining in the 18th and 19th centuries and we are surrounded by the iconic engine houses, one of which we walked to yesterday. Today we visited one of the most elegant of all the relics around, Killifreth. Click on any image for a bigger picture and the explanatory caption.

Killifreth

 

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Join Us On Our Most Joyful Walk

We visited our favourite spot today, Chapelporth with a walk up the cliffs to Wheal Coates.The cafe is not yet open so no Croque Monsieur or Ice-cream Hedgehogs…. Click on any photo for a bigger view and the caption.

 

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Kresen Kernow Tour

Kresen Kernow is Cornwall’s brand new, state-of-the-art archive centre. Constructed in the Brewhouse of the former Redruth Brewery, this beautiful building is a new public space for Cornwall, opened last September.  As well as 1.5 million records covering 850 years of history, Kresen Kernow has bright and airy research rooms, and has made magical use of the original architecture of the brewery.
We were shown around the public areas and the, usually private, strong rooms and it was fascinating. Our guide was brilliant with lots of knowledge bringing local history alive. They plan on having  every book written in Cornwall, about Cornwall or by Cornish authors and my Dad’s work is there! They don’t have every one of his books and said they would certainly welcome the copies that they are missing.  We plan on donating all the missing copies.
Join us on this brief tour. They run regular tours so if you get the chance, go along. It is the most amazing resource for us all to enjoy.

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2020 in architecture, art, Uncategorized

 

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Planter, Cathedral and Bee Box

The baskets and planters in Truro are looking lovely, very Spring-like.

I love the tiles and all the shapes on this bit of Truro Cathedral.

One of the Cathedral gardens is labelled ‘Wild Truro’ and in amongst the wild flowers was this bee-box. I hadn’t thought of putting pine cones in a bee-box.

 

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Detail, Pond and Sheep

The Natural History Museum is a beautiful piece of architecture. Click on any photo for the full detail.

The outdoor area has a couple of ponds where the golden Autumn leaves were floating and some curly coated sheep were mowing the grass.

 

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