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Autumn Equinox, Creature and A Sky Kiss

It’s the Autumn Equinox today and I have kindly been given permission to use this beautifully golden leafed  photograph taken by Kris Meaden in Penlee Park in Penzance.

We still have a couple of baby brassicas in the poly tunnel at the allotment and today we had a little visitor. Do any of you lovely readers know what it is? I left it alone so I’m hoping its favourite food isn’t young Kale!

While at the allotment, the sky showed us this delight full trail pattern.

 

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Blackberrying Walk, Apples and Pudding

For one reason and another, we haven’t been blackberrying yet this year so resolved to go today whatever the weather. Luckily it was a bright and cool Autumn day and there were still lots to be had. The sea on the horizon was truly blue today.

A friend from choir very kindly brought some beautiful apples from her prolific tree to share with us all so I am using those along with our blackberries to make an almost free Blackberry and Apple Crumble.

The pudding was delicious with vanilla ice-cream.

 

 

 

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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.

 

Redruth Pride, Fruit and Vegetables

Redruth Pride, Fruit and Vegetables

Our town was buzzing today for the Pride Parade, full of colour, live music  and happy vibes. The Flag roll-out was wonderful, all the way up Fore Street.

The fruit display for the parade at our fabulous greengrocery, GrowBox, was beautiful.

The Grow Box display for Pride Redruth Photo by Fran

This afternoon I harvested dinner from the lottie – sweetheart cabbage, fine beans, purple teepee beans and yet more courgettes (enough now for another batch of soup). I’ll use the rhubarb tomorrow for Different Every Time Pud.

 

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Roses, Red Car and An Exhibition

These roses in a neighbour’s garden smell as good as they look.

As we walked down into town, a bride and groom, just married, drove up in a beautiful, bright red car, all  beribboned and ballooned .

There was a delightful exhibition called Treasures of Redruth in the Market Hall today.

Here are some of the lovely treasures.

 

Bullfinches, Sweet Peas and Golden Glow

Just before I took this photo, there were six bullfinches including two females at the feeders. What lovely colours they are.

Our sweetpeas are fabulous and share their scent all over the house.

There is a beautiful golden glow over the back garden as I write this tonight.

You may remember, Dear Reader, that I wrote about Cornish Hurling at the end of last month. You can see the post by clicking here. My letter was published in The Guardian yesterday!

In The Guardian 23.6.2

 

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Posy, Meadow and Wisteria

We made a little posy of garden flowers for our dear 103 year old friend with whom we had coffee and a natter this morning.

The meadow planted last year is full of flowers.

Our Wisteria has one bloom, its first in five years.

 

Happiness, Walk and A Gosling

Here is this month’s Action for Happiness calendar. To find a bigger copy and one to share click here.

It’s been a beautiful day. Join us on our lovely, peaceful walk around Bonython Gardens.

 

 

 

Perfection, Protests and Purple

Here is our first, very beautiful strawberry from the allotment – just enough to share.

Some time ago, I read of a protest/demonstartion to take place in Truro today.

I was so upset and angry at the fact that all six of our MPs had voted against allowing unaccompanied refugee children to come here to join family, that I went to the charity shops to buy some children’s shoes to add to the protest and today we went to add them to the ones outside the cathedral. The demonstration was organised by Safe Passage Uk.

Just one purple allium has flowered. We don’t know where the rest have gone…….

It’s a much deeper purple that it appears to be here.

If you looked at yesterday’s blog before I added the link to Cornwall Live’s report on the Hurling to Goal, do pop back and click on the link. Their photos and narrative really bring the afternoon to life.

 

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Lunch, Rain and Fat Books

Today I met a friend for lunch for the first time in three years! It was so lovely to spend time together again after so long. We went to a delightful cafe, tucked away down Cornish lanes where we could sit outside in the sunshine.

It rained really hard all afternoon.

I love this! I have so many fat books that are full of memories of the times when I read them, when a friend read them or when my Mum read them – and some that really are full of pressed flowers and leaves.

 

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