Category Archives: Redruth

Kindness, Stickers and A Sign

It’s World Kindness day. My thoughts are, be kind every day………

In the car park today, these stickers caught my eye. The owner spotted me taking the photo and came back to extol the wonders of cold water swimming. She almost made it sound attractive to me!

Our favourite coffee shop, Home Ground, has shelves of book and invites customers to read a little while having their coffee. If you like what you read, you can buy the book for £1. Today, they had delightful new markers for the table, book covers, given  after you have placed your order, and Catch 22 was ours.


Posted by on November 13, 2021 in Photography, Postaday2021, Redruth


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Cat, Phone Box and Chips

On today’s walk, I was just taking a photo of a flower when this very lovely furry cat joined us and posed beautifully..

Later round the walk, we came around the Village Library in Carn Brea Village.

Regular readers may have spotted my delight when I harvested our Sweet Potatoes, all wriggly and not very many – but….. They make splendid Sweet Potato Chips!

Just one of our allotment sweet potatoes made all these chips.


Walk, Fungi and Spookiness

We managed a walk today just before the heavens opened so we avoided a drenching. We found a number of fungi, a caterpillar, various small flowers including a violet (for my cousin) and the spookiest sound coming out of Hind’s Shaft at Wheal Uny.

Trees in St Euny churchyard

Possibly Yellow Tail but wrong time of year


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Autumn Colour, Pumpkins and Leaves

The trees in the car park are losing their leaves, those that are left are all shades of Autumn colour..

The greengrocers had various beautiful pumpkins and squash on sale.

The trees in town have lost their leaves, lying in little pops of colour on the grey stone.


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Dragon, Bee and A Gift

We were stuck in traffic just near the turning to home when I spotted something on the side of the old Fire Station. Zooming in, I could see it was a baby dragon with a lovely cheeky expression.

I photographed every flower in the garden as a reminder of what is in flower on October 1st. On the Verbena Bonariensis was a lovely, furry  and totally absorbed bee.

We have wild hoolies forecast for the weekend so we went down to the allotment to collect the last few beans and to knock over the structure where we wanted it to fall so that the storm would have less say.  There are still masses of gorgeous white Dahlias so I left a big bunch at the gate of our next-door neighbours.


Bees and A Story Walk

Such a lots of bee activity on these aliums-

We are looking forward to going on this story walk tomorrow.


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Door, Feather and Special Words

Next door to our favourite coffee shop, Home Ground, a new butcher’s shop is opening soon. We were both amused by the finger drawing in the white out paint, making the lovely door appear to have a beautiful, almost- handlebar moustache.
A feather has been left on the windscreen  of my Beetle. I love the serendipity of my photo, the accidental placing of the feather on the finial on our roof. I love how sometimes, the magic of a photo isn’t seen until it’s on the computer.
“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power.
Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget… another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Arundhati Roy
©Time Magazine – Arundhati Roy

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A Lane, Blossom and Birdsong

It’s been a beautiful sunny day and here is the lane I walk down to the allotment, full of sunshine and scents, blossoms and bird song- a sensory delight.


Graffiti, Bus and A Bluebell

On my walk down the lane into town this morning I spotted some happy graffitti.

We enjoy seeing buses with the different slogans on the back. This one with the reference to tin mining  was pleasing. Stamps were used for crushing the rock to make it easier to work with and to transport.

We have a single, self-set Bluebell in the drive that we have to be careful not to drive over or to tread on.


Posted by on May 22, 2021 in Cornwall, nature, Photography, Redruth



Planter, Camellia and Fish’n’Chips

Our Three Wise Monkeys planter is full of Tete a Tete and the Muscari are almost ready to join them.

Next door’s Camellia was caught in the evening sunshine today.

We worked in the garden in sunshine all morning and then, in the allotment, still weeding, this afternoon. We are getting the ground ready and hope to be planting before too long as the soil warms up. We were both shattered by the time we came home so ordered Fish’n’chips from the best ever chippie, Greg and Lou’s in Redruth.



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