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Golden Squirrel, Carrick Roads and River Glimpse

What a glorious autumn day today so, late in the afternoon we went off to Trelissick …….

Squirrel on the weather vane on the water tower

The view across the Carrick Roads to Pendennis Castle is one of our favourites.

From the house

Further around the walk there were tantalising glimpses of the Truro River. We could hear the King Harry Ferry chugging across.

Oaks grow right down to the water’s edge across the river

 

Windows, Tiles and Muffins

I noticed some windows in Redruth for the first time today and loved the fact that ‘DRESSES’ and ‘MANTLES’ are still etched into the glass. I’m hoping a local reader will know what the shop was in its heyday.

The West End Drapery Stores were quite something and the premises are still lovely on the outside. One section of the old shop is being renovated and has been recently painted and the floor tiles cleaned up.

I baked some Courgette and Mozzarella Muffins today and they were delicious.

 

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Horse Fly, Door and Biscuits

At the garden centre we bought some Leucanthemum and the sales assistant asked, ‘Shall I get rid of the Horse Fly before you put the plants in your car?’  Yes please was our reply.

A horse-fly, Tabanus eggeri,

Walking through town I noticed a door with beautiful glass which I haven’t spotted before.

A door on Bond Street

Our lovely nephew and family gave us a box of chocolate biscuits, two bottles of wine and a very pretty rose bush to say thank you for lending them our beach equipment and having them  round for supper – it was all a pleasure for us so the treats were both unexpected and special.

Special chocolate biscuits

It’s my kid  sister’s birthday today so this post is for her! Love you, D.

 

A Van, Light Switches and A Door

It was fun to follow this van into Truro this morning.

Porthleven on a van

When there we met my brother and his wife who are visiting from America and we had lunch in Charlotte’s inside the iconic Victorian Coinage Hall.  The light switches therein caught my eye.

And this is the beautiful doorway to the building. Charlotte’s is up the stairs that can just be made out at the back of the photo.

 

Summer Exhibition June 2019

One of the first pieces in the exhibition was a piece by Banksy.

My favourite gallery this year was the architectural drawings and models, many of which were looking at sustainable designs.

Amaravati Masterplan India

Amaravati Masterplan India

The others are a few of those I liked the most. Click on any picture in the gallery to see greater detail.

I loved this one of suburban back gardens with cats, dogs and the artist herself.

Islington Back Gardens with Self by Melissa Scott-Miller

 

 

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Doors, Glass and A Bike Ride

We saw a couple of beautiful doors with stained glass on our walk to the park as LiveWire No 3 rode  ahead of us.

 

Sign, Pavement and Blossom

What a delightful way to show where the town’s library can be found!

Sign to the Library

Behind the sign the pavement is inlaid with  a design of birds and flowers.

Inlay on the pavement

On a street full of trees full of blossom, this one stood out as absolutely glorious.

White blossom

 

 
 
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