Our town has a novel way of encouraging us to wear our masks.There are lots , one on almost every lamp-post.I’ll show you more later. On the path up from town is a self-seeded Passion flower, still blooming.
Category Archives: painting
There was a scratch of a moon in the sky last night as the sun went down. Shame about all the phone lines but I love the gradation of the colours, the leaf silhouettes and the white moon.
There are Foxgloves all along our walk now in various stages of bloom. I love the detail inside each flower.
Teachers have been working throughout the crisis, sometimes in school teaching vulnerable children and those of key workers and sometimes teaching pupils online. Here is a delightful tribute to the NHS along the Cornish hedge around the playground of our local infant school.
As it’s Mothers’ Day, the lovely Mr S made me a special breakfast, the ‘children’ all being unable to be here. The raspberries were homegrown, the blackberries picked in the nearby lane and have all been in the freezer. They were especially delicious.
Here is a garden bouquet for Mother’s Day to the Mother in us all and to the Mother of us all.
Several years ago Daughter No 2 sent me a rainbow maker for Mother’s Day. Today it was throwing rainbows into our downstairs loo and onto the delightful painting that we have in there, a present from friends in the North when we left to come home 12 years ago.
We have spent the morning putting some of our art work back on the hall walls. We have gone for all paintings about Cornwall though the Pooh Bear mirror that we bought at least 50 years ago in Penzance, is back where it belongs. I was delighted to realise that we can see a beautiful painting of the sea by a local artist, in the mirror from the kitchen doorway!
You might just spot the Sailors’ Barometer to the left of the mirror. It has settled since Storm Ciara but we expect it to rise again as Storm Dennis arrives this weekend. Our poor garden!
My favourite gallery this year was the architectural drawings and models, many of which were looking at sustainable designs.
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.
Open Studios is on all over Cornwall this week and we made our second visit this afternoon. We both fell in love with a beautiful painting where the colours of the sea have been captured so well in “A Hot Afternoon.” There is one more day to see Pauline Passmore’s lovely work.
We went to Penzance to do some shopping after saying goodbye to a very dear friend of the family about whom I have written many times. It was a lovely ceremony which summed up her beautiful character very well. RIP Dear Margaret. In Penzance my eye was caught by the small electric boxes up and down Market Jew Street. Looking them up, I think they are called feeder boxes. I love how they have been individualised.
We hadn’t realised that today was the Montol Festival when we set off for Penzance. We did know that it was Winter Solstice….. What a magnificent parade that was! Click on any photo for the caption and more detail.
On the way home, St Michael’s Mount rose out of the mist.