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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.

 

Children Singing, Mount Recyclemore and Thrift

I have mentioned a number of times that the G7 Summit is happening over this coming weekend in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Everyone has now arrived and talks as well as various protests have started.  Another film being shown is this one from children from Marazion School near Penzance and Stoke Climsland School near Callington. It, too, like Gee 7 which I gave you a couple of days ago, is very moving and really needs to be listened to by our leaders and by all of us.

 

From The Guardian:  “Seven giant faces loom above the dunes, gazing sombrely over swathes of bright sea thrift towards the ocean.

Even before the G7 had sat down to begin their Cornish summit, Mount Recyclemore, a sculpture made of discarded electronic waste depicting the visages of the seven leaders, looked bound to be one of the stars of the show.

Created by the artist Joe Rush and the tech business musicMagpie, the piece has appeared at Sandy Acres beach, just along the coast from Carbis Bay, where the leaders are meeting.

About 15 artists helped create the structure over a frantic six weeks at Rush’s scrapyard/studio in south London. Parts were then shipped down to Cornwall on lorries and put together in situ.”

We need to visit Sandy Acres Beach to see this. This afternoon we did one of our favourite walks along the cliffs at Godrevy. We had thought it might be blocked off but apart from the radar area and seeing army personnel, all was much as usual.

Not beautiful exactly but interesting nonetheless

 

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Thrift, Wine and Shadows

We set off to the car-boot sale today in the hope of finding duplicate tools for us to keep in our new shed at the allotment. Sadly, despite having checked, they were not open. We were near to Godrevy so walked a different way today to try to find the Thrift that flowers there in profusion. We were a bit early but here is a little of the lovely pink stuff.

For the first time, it was warm enough in the early evening to have a glass of wine in the garden.

The sun threw delicate shadows from the grass onto the slate area where we were sitting.

 

Sign, Sea and My Mum

We loved the sign at the beach where we went after collecting lots of little plants from Kehelland Horticultural Centre.

The colours of the water were just beautiful, all the lovely shades of blue.

Looking up in a book about herbs today some papers fell out – in my Mum’s handwriting. What a delight and one of ‘those’ moments.  Mum died in 1994 and yet seeing her handwriting can bring her right back into the room where her advice on growing and using herbs is all I need.

 

A Lighthouse, Waves and A Tea Party

Such a beautiful day today!

Godrevy Lighthouse

I love the sound of the waves and hope you do to –  that’s  St Ives across the water..

More work at the allotment today and the last bed enclosed! neighbours invited us for tea.

 

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A Poem, The Sea and Some Sky

My poet friend, Kim, posted this evocative poem today and has given me permission to share it with you, dear Readers. I remember that longing for the Cornish sea when we lived far away from home. Also, the last verse  rings particularly true as today I walked by the sea with a lovely friend where I felt, ‘Blessed by the sea and its motion,’ as well as by the warmth of a special friendship.

Godrevy Lighthouse

As we left the allotment this afternoon, the sky was peachy and beautiful.

 

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Tunnel Lane, Bark and Ice-Cream

We are so lucky with our lovely walk into town!

Isn’t this beautiful bark?

A walk on the cliffs and an ice-cream finished off our day.

Ice cream at Godrevy

 

 

 

 

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A Wren, A Bag and Sunset

All the bird books came out this morning as all the artists at Fannie and Fox have been asked to consider making a Wren in their chosen medium for the next exhibition. Between us, Mr S and I came up with the design and so I cut, foiled and soldered. The came another challenge, how to incorporate some discarded jewellery as I do on every piece. I found a tiny black bead for the eye and the lovely Mr S suggested earring hooks for the feet. Here is my little wren which we are both delighted with. It is life size, about 9 cms.

We packed up D’s djembe yesterday and I missed the beautiful padded jacket that it has.

We went to see the sunset at the North Coast this evening but, while quite dramatic,  it wasn’t a patch on last night’s beauty.That’s Godrevy Lighthouse on the little island left of centre.

 
 

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Blues, Lilac and Skeletons

A glorious afternoon so off we went to walk by the sea. Join us – it was bracing!

Blues

I spotted something purple on the very edge of the cliff so zoomed in (the cliffs are unstable here so I didn’t get close) and found a flower which looks like Sea Thrift but is the wrong colour and the wrong season. I’m hoping someone can help me identify them – HeyJude maybe?

Not Thrift?

The seed heads were delicately beautiful skeletons.

Seed head

And Sallie’s Ice-cream van was there!

 

 

Lighthouse, Surfers and Hay Making

Godrevy in the early evening is always beautiful.

Surfers were beginning to arrive.

The farmer in the back field has been mowing and baling and today brought the stacks to put in the shed. I love the autumn colours in this shot.

Tractor on the move

Checking on the names for the stooks or bales or stacks or bundles, I came across this information which made me smile.

 

 
 
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