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Seville Oranges, Decorations and Catherine Hyde

The greengrocer’s in town have Seville Oranges in store and we bought enough for four batches of Marmalade which will keep us, our eldest daughter and friends going for a year!  We’ll make some marmalade this weekend and freeze the other oranges for later.

Seville Oranges

We have taken our tree down today and I have now labelled all the decorations so that every one will know where they were bought – from Kennebunkport in New England to Volcano in Hawaii, from Phoenix, Arizona, to Mapoch, South Africa, from Swaziland to Salzburg…………   I try to buy something, preferably an Angel, everywhere we go on holiday and have done this for many years.

Many years of collecting

This beautiful painting by Catherine Hyde of ‘The Coming Home Trees’ was our Christmas card from very dear friends. This copse is so evocative for so many people as they come home to Cornwall and I love this painting so much.

The Coming Home Trees

 

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Rainbow, Mural and Gargoyles

Driving to Exeter we went through crazy rainstorms and wonderful rainbows.

Rainbows and sheep, taken from the moving car. I was not driving!

In the car park, there were some delightful murals by Andrew Alleway in 1991. They certainly brightened up a darkish space. and made me smile.

Part of the mural by Andrew Alleway

We love Exeter Cathedral. This is part of the North face with details of the gargoyles

Gargoyles

Exeter Cathedral

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A Note, A Beetle and Neil Gaiman

Our post brought a delightful thank you note from LiveWire 4 and her family.

Handprint

This little fellow joined me in the sitting room last night. We don’t know where he is now!

Arkenaten?

 

 

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Delight, Autumn Wreath and A Mural

One of my photos has been published today in The Guardian on their weather pages! I am over the moon! You can find the original here. 

My photo in The Guardian!

Walking through Penryn today, I was drawn to a lovely red door with a wreath of autumn leaves.

Door in Penryn

One of my favourite shops has a new mural, a winter one replacing the sunny, summer one. I love seeing them. The artist  is Elizabeth Perry.

Mural on Just Delights

 

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Sage, Strawberries, A Spider and a P.S.

The Sage leaves covered in dew drops in the early morning sunbeams looked like tiny sparkling jewels.

Purple Sage

From the kitchen window, I spotted something red in the border. When I investigated, I discovered that it was three strawberries in October. Sadly, another creature had started to taste each one so I didn’t pick them but left the produce to be shared.

Strawberries!

I love Autumny webs and the spiders that make them. This one stayed still for just long enough to get a photo.

Spider busy in her web

P.S. For Arkenaten

The following photo was the centre fold in our newspaper this morning and I thought of you.

Beautiful birds

Selections from Ornithurae

I love the Superb Fruit-Dove and the Bleeding-Heart Dove – poor creature.

 

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Roses, Lunch and A Painting

The roses that the lovely Mr S bought for 8th September have all gone now but interestingly their scent has grown as the blooms have faded.

Last rose

I took a Lemon Cheesecake to a neighbours for a Wine and Shine shared lunch party today but forgot to take a photo! It was a lovely afternoon and the sun did shine for much of the afternoon and some brave souls went in the pool.

I thought you might like to see one of my favourite paintings, this one by Sasha Harding whose work I love. It is a delightful reminder of rock pool dipping in the summer. Our nets are all away in the shed awaiting the return of some LiveWires at half term.

By Sasha Harding

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2017 in art, Beauty, painting, Photography, postaday2017

 

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Plaits, Poppies and The Summer Exhibition 

I love being able to plait hair again! When LiveWire T’s Mum was little she used to insist on an odd number of plaits and each one had to have a different coloured ribbon – sometimes seven plaits and all the colours of the rainbow.

On the way to school this morning we spotted pansies in a front garden.Today’s feast of art was at The Royal Academy for The Summer Exhibition. Here are some of our favourites.

By Bob and Roberta Smith

Poupee Bleue by Abdoulaye Konate


Untitled Throne, decommissioned arms by Gonçalo Mabunda

Bob and Roberta Smith

Alter Ego – two silver plated objects, one flattened by a 250 ton press, hanging on threads. Cornelia ParkerDetail from Swell by Sara Dodd. So delicate and made of porcelain, looking like sheets of filo pastry.


This was our absolute favourite, bronze and aluminium, called Silent Journey by Ann Christopher.

I could keep posting for ever tonight!

 

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