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Door Frame, Mincer and Bee

On our walk into town today we were amused to see how the door frame has been so carefully shaped to fit the old stone wall.

In the vintage store, Daisy Rain Vintage, where all sorts of treasures can be found, was this old mincer, enamelled and really rather lovely. The one we had at home was just a grey metal and I remember well making mince using it.  Any readers remember same?

The bees love our sunflowers on the allotment where I harvested enough beans for dinner, another courgette and a cucumber and all the shallots which I will plait up for storage tomorrow.

 

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Church, Bottle Opener and Border

A lovely church tower in Breage.

I spotted this amusing  bottle opener on a van we parked next to today.

I’m loving our flower border at the allotment – lovely Night Scented stock that is particularly lovely when we go down in the evening to water. There are also Sunflowers which turn their faces to the sun throughout the day and Cosmos, Sweet peas and Verbena Lollipop.

 

Street Draw 24 Redruth

Another fabulous bit of fun in our town, today joining Cobweb Tours as they led us around Redruth telling stories of the town’s history while people sketched whatever took their fancy on the tour. It was all part of Street Draw 24, raising awareness of of homelessness through a 24 hour drawing event from the streets of our town.

Here’s a gallery of some of the features of our town that might be missed if you aren’t looking. I did do a sketch though I am no artist.

 

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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