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Ghost Ships, Busking and Sweet Chestnut

Ghost Ships featuring The Suitcase Singers

The show by  Yskynna started yesterday and I was part of it today – three 20 minute shows a day and free for anyone already in the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. If you live nearby and have children to entertain this half term, the museum is fabulous and the production a treat!

After the second show, we went out busking for a while, collecting for our charities – ShelterBox and St Petroc’s.

Some of The Suitcase Singers singing Lower Lights

On our walk later on, we found lots of spiny casings from the Sweet Chestnut tree.

Sweet Chestnut casing

 

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Visitor, Tree and Gold

A visitor from next door was enjoying the sunshine in our garden this morning.

Enjoying the sunshine

I love this tree in the field at Trelissick where it overlooks the Carrick Roads and out to sea.

Ballerina Tree at Trelissick

We came across a gloriously golden tree as we went over the new bridge towards the Apple Orchard. Its label said ‘Carya Ovata’, not a tree that I had heard of.

Carya Ovata

 

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Pooch, Sunflower and Rose

The pooch being taken along behind a bike today didn’t look too happy!

Dog in a trailer

A lonely Sunflower brightened up the day.

Sunflower and shadow

What a convoluted and pretty pink rose.

Pink rose

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2018 in environment, nature, Photography

 

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Pac Man, Jewels and Another Red Leaf

The LiveWires were delighted to see a Pac Man in my coffee!

Pac Man in my coffee

The multitude of Autumn leaves on the ground had the colours of jewels.

Jewel leaves

The veining on this leaf was especially beautiful.

Delicate veining

 

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Sketch, Cookie Cutters and A Leaf

We have had a sketch book of my Dad’s for many years and I thought I had taken out and given away the various sketches. I brought it down today so that the LiveWires can use the paper for their delightful drawings and discovered another of dad’s drawings, of Wheal Busy. My Dad was an author of children’s books and adult historical romances – a man of many talents.

Wheal Busy dated 4/vii/80

I sent for some new biscuit cutters so will have fun with the LiveWires making Autumn biscuits.

Biscuit cutters

A lovely Autumn leaf found on my walk today.

Red leaf

 

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Seed Pods, Kale and Ghost Ships

The Rosemary is still very blue and lovely with some seed pods poking through.

Rosemary

The dew stayed on the Kale all day.

Kale and dewdrops

I’ve been with The Suitcase Singers tonight at The Maritime Museum rehearsing for a production called Ghost Ships which is going to be playing all the half term holiday next week. I’ll tell you more as the week goes on.

In the Maritime Museum, Falmouth

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2018 in Cornwall, Photography

 

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Guest Blogger and Cake

Daughter No 1 is the one who 3d printed the vase. here she is going to explain the Epicyclic Gears shown below.

This epicyclic gear set (also known as planetary gears) is 3D printed in one operation as a complete moving part. The term planetary comes from the inner gears (the planets) orbiting the central sun gear. This type of gear set is often used in automatic vehicle transmissions as it can handle large amounts of torque in a very compact form. The gear teeth are V shaped meaning they lock in place along the axis of the gear, so this widget does not come apart, nor could it be assembled from its individual component parts. It can only be created using 3D printing.
It is printed using Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), as was the vase, and is made of Polylactic Acid plastic (PLA) – a biodegradable thermoplastic derived from natural resources such as corn starch or sugar cane. The lines visible on the surface of the widget are indicative of the path the print head took as it laid down a 0.4mm wide bead of molten plastic which fused together to form the completed widget. The component parts are printed with just enough clearance between themselves and their neighbouring part that the beads of plastic of each part do not fuse with those of the other parts, resulting in a working assembly of seven individual parts all printed together.

Printed epicyclic gear, a thing of beauty and great fun to play with!

I baked a cake today – Blackberry, Apple and Date Cake and it is scrumptious, especially with a dollop of Creme Fraiche.

Blackberry, Apple and Date Cake

 

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2018 in art, baking, Beauty, Photography, Uncategorized

 

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