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Car, Carvings and G&T

A couple of years ago we went to an excellent day of talks and exhibitions run by Chacewater Community Energy Group. Last year there couldn’t be one but again this year they put on a very informative day. We were very interested in  a Kia e-Nero electric car. They are so expensive! We’d love to have one but will have to wait until second hand ones come into our price range.

The e vehicles exhibition was held in the recreation ground in Chacewater and, in the spirit of the day, we went by bus. There were two lovely tree carvings in the field which is next to the village school.

The lovely Mr S brought me a G&T this evening with a nasturtium and some borage flowers and a few blueberries. Delicious!

 

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Beach, Purple and Our Little Guest

We met friends for a very sociable and tasty breakfast this morning and afterwards had a very brief and very hot walk on the beach.

On the way back to the car park these beauties caught my eye.

Our beautiful little guest, Fern, has settled in already, is loving being stroked and has a mighty purr – just delightful. What lovely and unusual markings she has. .

 

Coastline, Lichen and A Gift

A quiet walk early this morning and beautiful views along the North coast. We spotted six different kinds of butterfly, a good record for Butterfly Watch Week.

There were various varieties of lichen on the rocks. I like the profile of this one against the blues of the sea.

A gift of four lovely looking baking potatoes was waiting for us when we went down to water my seeds at the allotment tonight. They will make splendid dinners. Thank you S&M.  (I put M&S first but then, dear Reader,  you might have thought that they came from the store!)

 

Exhibition, Penzance and Pudding

Today was the last day of an exhibition we wanted to see at the art gallery at Tremenheere gardens. Heavy rain was forecast so we planned on walking in Penzance afterwards rather than going up into the sculpture gardens. My favourite piece was this rather quirky sonnet by Julia Giles.   .

Sycamore Seed Sonnet by Julia Giles

There were lots of little treasures to be enjoyed on our mizzly stroll around the streets of Penzance. Share them with us.

We are watching the Euros final as I write and our pud for half time is in the right colours – meringue and cream with beautiful juicy red berries from Sue-next-door’s allotment. Thanks, Sue!

 

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Eco Park, Bee and Poppy

My choirs are meeting up at the Porthtowan Eco Park where we can sing in the atrium, covered but with plenty of air circulating. Over the weeks I’ve been watching the development of a beautiful mural and today stopped to talk to the artist, Camilla, to tell her how much I love her work. All the elements of the eco park are here –  vegetables and edible flowers growing, wind turbines turning, musicians playing and singing, food being served, campers playing and all in such lovely earthy colours. She’s working on an elevated platform and is well wrapped up against the wind and mizzle.

The bee flew off just as I focussed!

A poppy self-seeded in the edible garden in the trough just outside the kitchen window. I know it isn’t edible but I left it there because it is beautiful.

Photo taken through the window

 

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Sparkles, Blossoms and A Blue Butterfly

We walked on the cliffs at Godrevy today and the lovely Mr S saw glorious blue sparkles in the waves tumbling in. We decided it was his polaroid sunglasses causing the effect that I couldn’t see so I took a photo through the glasses towards the sea and I’m delighted with the result.

The Sea thrift has gone replaced by these larger white flowers that start out pink and go white as they grow.

There was a tiny blue butterfly fluttering around the hedgerow. It looks white in the middle of the photo.

 

Breakfast, Cut Flowers and A Painting

I had my waffle with maple syrup and blueberries this morning.

Our Sweet Peas are lovely and smell divine.

On the kitchen window sill

There’s a story behind this lovely painting of Truro Cathedral by F. Robson, possibly Featherstone Robson, 1880-1936.The lovely Mr S and I met in late October 1966 while at college in South Yorkshire. I had come from Truro and Mr S from Acton, London. Walking through Acton in early January 1967 after being in London for a few days to meet his parents as we had just decided to get married, we spotted this painting in a second hand shop and it seemed like a sign!  It can’t have been expensive but I can’t remember how much. We bought it and it has had pride of place ever since.

 

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Emma Raducanu, Low Tide and Rain

Sorry, can’t post tonight, too caught up in the game at Wimbledon!

P.S.   6th July

So sorry that Emma Raducanu had to withdraw with illness.I’m not usually a tennis fan but I find her inspirational and send her all the very best for her future

It was such a lovely morning we went to Chapelporth at 8.30 at low tide with the intention of walking along the beach to under the cliffs where Wheal Coates looks over the sea. However the low tide wasn’t low at all! We couldn’t go around the first rock and as soon as the tide turned, it raced inshore. There is a facebook page called Preposterous Parking in Cornwall which often shows cars caught by the tide!

Then it rained all afternoon and torrents fell in the evening. Here’s a bit of the garden through a very wet window.

 

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Bee, Fresh Fish and Paella

The bees are loving my Cosmos border planted to be pollinators at the allotment.

Our local fish stall opened their new shop today and what a wonderful display of fresh Newlyn fish! The beautiful spotty one on the right is a Balan Wrasse. I bought one of the Bream and had it filleted for tomorrow.

My lovely neighbour took me down there as it was a special opening day and Chef George was outside cooking up a wonderful Paella. We had the offered taste and it was so delicious, we each bought some takeaway for later.

 
 

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Front Door, Bench and New Clothes

Yesterday’s walk offered so many photo opportunities. Here is the lovely front door of the Manor House.

I just love this lichen covered bench set on a rather precarious slope.

Much of today has been damp and mizzly so I spent my time making ClothKitty another set of clothes – a skirt (which was cut out many years ago) and finished off a rather natty waistcoat (I had done the binding but not been able to find the time to finish it 40+ years ago with four little ones to look after.)

 

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