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Rose, Blue Jay and Poster

Another glorious blue sky against which this peachy rose just glows.

Beauty

The Blue Jay was busy in the park we walked to this morning.

Blue Jay

At Paddington Station, to catch the train home after The March for a People’s Vote, we noticed this positive poster.

Found on Paddington Station

 
 

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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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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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Garden Rescue, Fungi and Pak Choi

Storm Callum left our garden battered but not too badly. I went out in the wildness to collect some broken off Millet stalks and some Dahlias which now look rather lovely in a vase.

Rescued Dahlias and Millet

Coming back across the lawn, we found these Fungi which I hope will develop into a Fairy Circle.

Fungi

Near the house is the vegetable trough where I planted winter vegetables. While we were away, caterpillars ate most of the Pak Choi which now looks quite lacy and pretty!

Caterpillar ravaged Pak Choi

 

 

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Day 19 – Farmers’ Market and Lantern Parade

Another gentle family day today starting with the colourful Farmers’ Market and ending with the delightful Lantern Parade.

 

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Eeyore, Window Boxes and Nasturtiums

It is World Mental Health Day and this came my way:

Thought of the Day, Willesdenstaff Kilburn Station. What fabulous staff at that station!

I was walking through Penryn today and saw that the owner of this car has planted for the winter. I just love these little car-window boxes.

Winter planting

Next door’s Nasturtiums have come over the hedge and are tumbling over our winter covered bench.

Next door’s escaping Nasturtiums

 

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