After a delightful walk through the gardens with dear friends, we arrived at the old apple orchard in Trelissick. This orchard used to be known as the ‘fruit garden of Cornwall’ and contains 70 different varieties, almost all Cornish. There were so many windfalls and we tasted a few, leaving the rest for the squirrels. My favourite to taste was Collogget Pippin, crisp and juicy. We weren’t really scrumping but told tales of doing so many years ago! Click on the red link to find out more.
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My poet friend, Kim Ridgeon, thought carefully before publishing the following thoughtful and rather disturbing poem. Likewise I have thought before posting it here. I have the same reservations about my blog – it’s about beautiful things and I try to avoid politics here (Not elsewhere!) but Kim’s poem is a beautiful piece about the horror we are all feeling about Afghanistan.
Thank you, Kim.
One of our favourite gardens is Trelissick but we haven’t been for 18 months or more as during Covid times we had to book and we don’t plan ahead well enough to do that. We like to think, ‘Where shall we go today? Trelissick? Yes!’ and go – and today we did just that and it was a delight even though it was all grey and misty. There is a special loveliness there whatever the weather.
After our walk round, we had ice creams and where we sat to enjoy them, someone had been busy making art. I love the leaves for fingers and the pine cones for ears and the littler cones for a mouthful of teeth. .
Porthowan was a treat – toddlers playing in the puddles left behind by the retreating tide; people strolling and waves crashing – wonderfully uplifting.
Later we went to walk around Trelissick Gardens – saw Daffodils on the way and lots of signs of Spring in the garden.
What a glorious autumn day today so, late in the afternoon we went off to Trelissick …….
The view across the Carrick Roads to Pendennis Castle is one of our favourites.
Further around the walk there were tantalising glimpses of the Truro River. We could hear the King Harry Ferry chugging across.
A visitor from next door was enjoying the sunshine in our garden this morning.
I love this tree in the field at Trelissick where it overlooks the Carrick Roads and out to sea.
We came across a gloriously golden tree as we went over the new bridge towards the Apple Orchard. Its label said ‘Carya Ovata’, not a tree that I had heard of.
Stomping around Trelissick gardens in a heavy shower, the sole pink Cyclamen among the Snowdrops caught my eye.
We sheltered under this tree for a few moments but the drips fell more heavily so it wasn’t much use!
A blogger friend, GrandfatherSky, posted the following beautiful piece by Oriah recently. I posted it once before, in March 2015 where you can find it in another format with a note from Oriah herself.
And – I am linking this to The mindful gardener’s Soulful Sunday which has as its aim. “This would be anything that makes you feel emotional, warm and fuzzy, grateful, inspired, appreciative of the world around us? But also if you feel you need a little connection with positivity, a way of reaching out to others and feeling reassured that we are all part of the same universe, and that the overwhelming urge in this world is to share and understand one another, to show compassion and kindness.”
It was a bitterly cold and very brisk walk around the gardens at Trelissick today, with hailstones hammering down on us at intervals. We could have done with coats as thick as the sheep!
There were Snowdrops everywhere and a Snowdrop Trail for half-termers to follow. We saw many little ones having fun following the upturned flowerpot direction arrows.
Camellias were in flower all around the gardens and so were the odd blowsy Rhododendrons.