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Tintagel, Steps and Sculpture

We had read about the sculpture on the cliffs at Tintagel so set off today. We had not bargained on the number of steps up but it was worth it to get the amazing views and the beautiful sculpture by Rubin Eynon. Join us on our steep and windy walk. Click on any photo in the gallery for a bigger view.

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2017 in art, Beauty, Cornwall, Photography, sculpture

 

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Flowers, Flora and Fauna at West Pentire

Last night, after a 15 hour journey (including a 90 minute delay on the train) back from Barcelona where I had been visiting our twin Grandbabies, I came home to the lovely Mr S and a beautiful bunch of flowers.

Before the rains returned this afternoon we had a lovely walk around West Pentire, admiring the poppies and other wild flowers against the backdrop of the sea – just beautiful. Click on any photo for detail.

 

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Breakfast, Door No and Bike on the Beach

What a delicious Blueberry Pancake breakfast!

Driving through Truro we were stopped at some temporary traffic lights and for the first time I noticed a lovely door plaque.

It has been a beautiful evening and we walked along the beach at Porthtowan before having supper at the Blue Bar – a lovely way to spend the evening together prior to my solo trip to Barcelona tomorrow. 

 

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Hector, Leaf and Honeysuckle

I held my breath as Hector, Redruth’s Railway cat, crossed the lines as a train was due. He must have know that it was twenty minutes late!

On the way down from the station, where I had been buying my tickets for Bristol Airport ( and thence to Barcelona to meet our Grand-baby twins on Thursday), I spotted this pretty leaf.

Coming up the lane, the Honeysuckle is in bloom.

 

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Gwennap Graveyard, Jeremy Visick and Open Studios

LiveWire 2 has just finished reading one of his Great Grandfather’s books, Jeremy Visick, and wanted to be taken to see the gravestone that inspired my Dad, David Wiseman, to write the story. We found the gravestone to the Martins, looked at the cottage where Matthew lived, walked through the avenue of yew trees, walked by the stream where Matthew’s Dad washed the car, found Wheal Maid…… it was wonderful to hear J quoting from the novel and asking to find the next place!

After lunch we went on another Open Studios tour, mainly because the children wanted to see Nicky throwing pots. They were totally engrossed! We were then encouraged to visit the other Open Studios in the village of Crowan and discovered such treasures – Cormorant Reconsidered Furniture where unique and beautiful furniture is to be found. I wish we had room for at least one piece. I just loved the mirrors made by Joanna Moran and the originality of her thought and creativity.  From there we went to visit Martin Douglas Guitars, more beautiful work, this time handmade guitars which were inspiring! The children enjoyed each and every visit but loved the pot throwing the best.  Open Studios continues all next week so there is plenty of time to go and visit!

 

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Clematis, A Cafe and Pablo Neruda

The centre of this White Clematis is very lovely.

We have been in St Austell shopping for a Fridge Freezer as ours has stopped working! On our walk through the town we saw this delightful cafe, The China Cafe, and wanted to stop for a coffee but it looked full.

The light at this time of the year is so glorious! This simple poem from Pablo Neruda explains it beautifully.

 

Ode to Enchanted Light – Pablo Neruda

Under the trees light
has dropped from the top of the sky,
light
like a green
latticework of branches,
shining
on every leaf,
drifting down like clean
white sand.

A cicada sends
its sawing song
high into the empty air.

The world is
a glass overflowing
with water.

 

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Carn Brea, Sky Kiss and Two Gifts

We had a windy walk around Carn Brea today, away from everything, to allow my brain to settle down! St Euny Church can be seen among the trees from our vantage point at the top. On a clear day the sea can be seen on the North and the South coasts but not today. As well as the views and the flowers  I found a little heart in the dust.

Then we spotted the Sky-kiss left by vapour trails in the sky.

Friends have been so kind and loving over this whole Until the Day Break period. On the first night I was given, by J&M, a lovely bunch of purple, white and green flowers which are still going strong and on the last night, a magnet depicting the strong women we had been representing in the graveyard with our March of the Women song( from D&R) Thank you all.

 

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