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Pink, A Tree and A Poem

Stomping around Trelissick gardens in a heavy shower, the sole pink Cyclamen among the Snowdrops caught my eye.

Cyclamen

We sheltered under this tree for a few moments but the drips fell more heavily so it wasn’t much use!

Magnificent tree

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.

The Invitation by Oriah

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.”

 

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Sheep, Pheasant and A Rhododenron

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.

Pheasant among the Snowdrops

Camellias were in flower all around the gardens and so were the odd blowsy Rhododendrons.

Rhododendron

 

 

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Trelissick Walk on a Windy Winter Day

After a lovely chatty lunch in the cafe with a dear friend, a walk around the gardens at Trelissick in between the very heavy showers was just the thing.

From the Tennis courts across Channals Creek to Falmouth

 

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Breakfast, Bouquet and A Biscuit

I tried a new recipe for breakfast pancakes this morning – Sweet Potato Pancakes with Blueberries.

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Blueberries, Maple Syrup and Creme Fraiche

There aren’t too many flowers left in the garden but I managed to pick a lovely small bouquet for the hall.

Flowers from our garden

Yesterday in the shop in Trelissick, I saw this delightful biscuit which I knew would appeal to my sister-in-law, V.

Black faced sheep

 

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One of the Secrets of Drawing from Nature……..

I love Autumn! The colours are so beautiful and even in a cold wind, a walk around Trelissick gave us so many beautiful moments. Click on any photo to share our colourful afternoon and to read the tale about ‘drawing from nature.’

 

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An Autumn Walk in Trelissick Gardens

After lunch in the Trelissick cafe with a lovely choir friend, I went for a delightful walk around the gardens in the warmth of late Autumn sunshine.  Please join me in the gallery. I am enjoying the macro feature on my new camera – to see the detail, please click on any photo and zoom in, especially on the enormous bee!

I searched for a new, to me, poem about Autumn and came across this one which suited today’s experience perfectly.  I hope you enjoy it too.

A Day In Autumn –  by Ronald Stuart Thomas

It will not always be like this, 
The air windless, a few last
Leaves adding their decoration
To the trees’ shoulders, braiding the cuffs
Of the boughs with gold; a bird preening

In the lawn’s mirror. Having looked up
From the day’s chores, pause a minute, 
Let the mind take its photograph
Of the bright scene, something to wear
Against the heart in the long cold. 

 
 

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Misty Walk Amid Beauty

Now and then the sun crept out through the mist which lay in the valleys on our way to Trelissick and covered the water completely as we started our stroll. Join us on this beautiful walk and imagine the peace. Click on any photo for the caption and an enlargement.

This post is for S, whose birthday is today and for V whose birthday is tomorrow because both of them love this place and are both too far away.

 

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