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Golden Squirrel, Carrick Roads and River Glimpse

What a glorious autumn day today so, late in the afternoon we went off to Trelissick …….

Squirrel on the weather vane on the water tower

The view across the Carrick Roads to Pendennis Castle is one of our favourites.

From the house

Further around the walk there were tantalising glimpses of the Truro River. We could hear the King Harry Ferry chugging across.

Oaks grow right down to the water’s edge across the river

 

Visitor, Tree and Gold

A visitor from next door was enjoying the sunshine in our garden this morning.

Enjoying the sunshine

I love this tree in the field at Trelissick where it overlooks the Carrick Roads and out to sea.

Ballerina Tree at Trelissick

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.

Carya Ovata

 

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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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