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Pinetum Gardens, Reflections and Robert Graves

We discovered a delightful garden, Pinetum Gardens in St Austell, today. We have been in many times to the Nursery and to see the Snowdrops at this time of year but never in to the whole gardens and it was a real pleasure, despite the heavy shower!  I loved both the Winter Garden and the Japanese garden and the poem which we found on display.

Snowdrops

 

Poetry is a feature of the gardens and there is even a special little poetry writing hut with some lovely poems written by visitors and with these words from one of the owners.

I had never read this quirky little poem by Robert Graves before and I love it!

Robert Graves poem in the grounds

There is so much more to see………….

 

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Wild Waves, Peachy Clouds and Carn Brea

It’s still windy and we went to see the waves at Portreath. We were not disappointed!

Big waves

The inner harbour

At the end of the harbour

At the end of the harbour, a boiling sea

The view from Lighthouse Hill with peachy clouds

Look carefully and you will just see Carn Brea Castle and the Bassett Monument. Photo taken from moving car

 

 

 

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Trelissick Walk on a Windy Winter Day

After a lovely chatty lunch in the cafe with a dear friend, a walk around the gardens at Trelissick in between the very heavy showers was just the thing.

From the Tennis courts across Channals Creek to Falmouth

 

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Helen Dunmore, Aquilegia and Reflection

I have finished Helen Dunmore’s last novel, Birdcage Walk, today and it was as gripping as suggested, a thriller that can’t be put down, especially the last third. I love her poetry too.What a loss to the literary world.

Birdcage Walk

The buds of the creamy white Aquilegia in the bunch that I was given last week have now opened and are very lovely.

White Aquilegia

From my seat across the kitchen, I noticed the lovely reflection of the satsumas in the work top.

Satsumas and their reflection

It pleases me that sometimes there is a serendipitous linking between my photos  –  today the warmth of the golden colours.

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Beauty, books, nature, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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Moss, Hydrangea and Sally-boots,

The moss is very brightly green along Lovers’ Lane, our quick circuit walk.

Moss on a Cornish wall

There are still some beautiful Hydrangea flowers in a neighbour’s garden.

Hydrangea flower

I’ve been knitting some little boots for the newest member of our family, a Great Niece born just before Christmas. We’ll post them off tomorrow.

Sally-boots

 
 

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My Dad, Marmalade and Welly Dog

The rain has been relentless today so, in honour of my Dad whose birthday it is today, we have made more Marmalade using the Seville Oranges I froze a week ago. Dad was the marmalade maker in our house as I was growing up so he is always with me in the kitchen at this time of year as we take advantage of the new crop of Sevilles as they come into the shops for their all-too-brief season. He is with me in the smells and the preparation, the chopping up and the boiling and in the delighted satisfaction with all the golden jars that will last us a year (with the rest made last week!) The two tiny jars are ‘Breakfast-in-bed’ jars!  There are more on the shelves from the last batch……

Jars and jars of the delicious stuff

A frozen orange with ice blobs

I mentioned the incessant  rain …. Welly Dog smiles in all weathers and I love him to bits though Muker, our copper Rook whom we bought in the village of that name in North Yorkshire many years ago, looks somewhat forlorn, though he too is much loved.

Welly dog and Muker through a rain-soaked window

 

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Shadows, Onion Skin and Flowers

At breakfast time this morning the low sun was bouncing from the dining room window into the kitchen and creating pretty shadows from the brass hanging handles of one of our cupboards.

Tree of life with shadows

Preparing onions for a Frittata this lunchtime, I liked how the skin was highlighted.

Veins on the onion skin

The lovely Mr S brought me some beautiful flowers yesterday, just because….

White flowers

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2018 in Beauty, Food, nature, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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