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Sea, Poppies and Seed Head

We went to Falmouth today  to meet friends for lunch today and afterwards walked back along Cliff Road in almost stifling heat of 30C. By the time we arrived back in Redruth it was 20.5C!

Falmouth Bay

Poppies by the roadside.

I didn’t know daisies had fluffy seedheads like this

 

Blues, Hollyhock and Celebration Seeds

I sang at a care home in Falmouth with The Suitcase Singers this afternoon and it was an absolute delight to see the joy on people’s faces and to have them join in with Cornish songs. Afterwards we went to see the sea at Gylly Beach.  I love the variety of blues seen here and the tiny paddle boarders, the yachts and other vessels.

On the cliffside along Cliff Road, there are Hollyhocks growing.

As well as Angie’s ring, her daughters gave everyone at the funeral and me though I could only watch online, Sunflower seeds to celebrate her life. I have several at the allotment.

 

Circles, Gorse and Cake

After 5 weeks, we had our first walk by the sea in glorious sunshine and on the same flat area where I practised walking after my new hips. It was a brilliant success for the lovely Mr S, his new knee and his crutches.  I was intrigued by someone snorkelling in the rock pools and creating ever increasing wavelet circles. When he came out of the water we could see that he had been using a very big underwater camera.

I loved how the glorious yellow of the gorse and the blue of the sea caught the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

It’s St Piran’s day tomorrow and there will be a big market in town as well as lots of entertainment.  I made a coffee cake for the cake stall.

 

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Sunbeam, Leaves and Eden at Cop26

Our choice for breakfast with friends this morning was the Gylly Cafe in Falmouth. The skies were a bit grey with occasional sunbeams lighting bits of the sea but we had a lovely time as always catching up, laughing and putting the world to rights – if only we could!  Breakfast was delicious too. 

Walking back through the park after breakfast, these enormous neon leaves caught our attention.

Our lovely neighbour has been in Glasgow with the Eden Project’s stand at COP 26. Isn’t it gorgeous?

 

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Winter Sun – Three Views

Our walk along Cliff Road in Falmouth was a chilly one in cool winter sun.

 

Roses, Sails and A Lane

We were mired in mist and murk again today and the droplets on the roses looked like tiny  jewels.

Driving to Falmouth this morning, we came out of the mist and into a bright day and later the  sun suddenly shone through the sails at Gyllyngvase Beach today, so lovely.

There was sunlight later on our way home slanting through the trees.

 

Another Walk by the Sea

Our walk today took us from Gylly Beach to Swanpool and we were delighted to see some wild flowers still bravely putting out their flowers and lots of berries and seeds. There was quite a lot of activity on the beach and the water, even swimmers!

We wondered what this stone was telling us.

We went to find the plant we saw the other day where I showed only the beautiful seed pods. Here are the leaves in case they help with the identification.

 

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A Walk by the Sea

Join us for this Autumn walk in the sunshine overlooking Gyllyngvase Bay……..

Very happy to have help with identification of any of these.

 

Beach Birthday Party for Ti, 100 Years Old Today

Our Dear Friend Ti has been celebrating her 100th birthday today!  She wanted a picnic party with a Cornish Cream tea on a local beach with friends and family and for it to be a demonstration about the climate emergency. She says that if Greta Thunberg can speak up for the young people, she can speak up for older generations.  What a star she is!

Being interviewed by the BBC

You can see the BBC report here.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-48160696?SThisFB&fbclid=IwAR02RTrnfVaSHYtzyELHskbcQ8PGDQ9H91md6MKQyRIJYSjdBntQJE2i0qU

My choir, The Suitcase Singers, all came to Gylly Beach as a surprise to sing for her, starting with ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ending with a new song, ‘Voice of Change’ written by Claire Ingleheart, our choir leader, and Jamie Locke, about the Climate Emergency. I will try to get you a recording. It went down well.

Her birthday cake was made for her by a very talented young lady, S, one of Claire’s daughters.

Wow!

We are going to plant an apple tree that will be in flower every year on Ti’s birthday.

Apple tree, Discovery, waiting to be planted

Happy Birthday, Ti! xx

And, just in from Cornwall Live https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/gallery/cornwalls-oldest-climate-protester-celebrates-2834352?fbclid=IwAR3VgU0OmMsTmkXtZiSPtSiclUXLkdsvBn0wLxkEQpZy0cfkfUyG1cYHZMM

 

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Alignment, Bubble and Gylly Beach

Early this morning, I went to look out of the back window to check if there was still some snow for LiveWire 4 to play with and had the most beautiful surprise of the Crescent Moon with Venus and Jupiter. I had been up early on January 31st to see the special sight but there was too much cloud cover. This morning was utter magic!

Crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter

As the sky was lightening

There was still snow on the ground this morning so we went out to blow bubbles to see if we could make them freeze as we have seen on social media. Things were beginning to thaw so that didn’t work but one of the bubbles caught in the Cedrus Atlantica Glauca and stayed long enough for me to take the photo.

Bubble in the snow

It was still bitterly cold this afternoon though the snow was long gone (It doesn’t hang around long in Cornwall!) and we went to Gyllyngvase beach for a quick walk and a hot chocolate in the cafe.

I’m going down to the sea!

What can I do with this?

Oh my!

 

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