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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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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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Walk Around Swanpool

It has been another glorious sunny Autumn day today so this afternoon I walked around Swanpool, a peaceful and gentle place to be.

Swanpool Nature Reserve

Roots, Gull, Mallard pair and Coot

What odd ‘webbed’ feet

SLOW

And, just for interest – this is a photo, not taken by me, of what has happened to Porthminster Beach in St Ives after a recent big storm. There’s another due at the weekend.  The ‘cliff’ is said to be 30ft high!

Porthminster Beach, StIves, after a recent storm

 

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Gylly Beach, Egret and High Tide

I had a delightful walk along Cliff Road today in bright sunshine. Unexpectedly I met a couple of lovely friends so we sat and chatted for an hour or so looking out over the sea.

Our view

I then went to Freeman’s Wharf where the lovely Mr S and daughter No1 are working on the boat. We had Cornish pasties for lunch together on the quayside and watched the Egret fishing at low tide.

Egret on the low tide mud

As I left the tide had turned and was coming in.

Reflections, tide coming in

As the workers left the yard, the tide was right up and M took this photo for me of the water lapping at the car park.

High tide at Penryn

 

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Cake, Oak Tree and Nasturtium Crisps

I tried a new cake recipe this morning and it is scrummy!  It is Apricot and Blueberry Crumble Cake.

Apricot and Blueberry Crumble Cake

My walk took me along the Until the Day Break route today, through the two graveyards remembering all the stories that we told. This beautiful old Oak tree is where the audience started their journey.

Grand Oak tree on the path to St Euny

A young friend told me recently that she had made some Nasturtium Crisps so I asked for the recipe and made some this afternoon – crunchy and tasty with the sesame oil and sea salt sprinkles. Thanks Debs.

 

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