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King Harry Ferry, Gin and A Woodpecker

Over on the King Harry Ferry today to meet up again with my Brother and SIL, over here from America, in St Mawes, a pretty place even in pouring rain.

A G&T with my lunch!

And home again on the KHF.


Then an peaceful hour bird watching – a lovely variety (they don’t seem to mind the rain) including our first Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in some time.

You’ll have to look carefully to spot the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

 

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Sun Shimmers, Flower Wall and A Robin

The light along the Penryn River was lovely this morning.One of the house boats on the river has a vertical flower bed which is quite delightful.

We were visited by a very friendly Robin while having lunch at The Pandora on Restronguet Creek.

 

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Bee, Planter and Solanum

Bee on a Chive flower

Planter in the shape of an engine house at the entrance to Troon

Solanum flowers

 

Birds, Beach and Sea

It is so good to come home! We have been in the big  city for the last few days – so to come home to fresh air, peace and quiet and the beauty of Cornwall is quite something. We enjoyed our adventures but it is so good to come home.  Please enjoy the gallery below giving you a taste of Godrevy and the sea.

 

Cake, Kipling and Garden in the Rain

The decoration on this cake pleased me. I shall try to replicate it at some point.

Kipling had it right here. Photo taken in the bookshop.

Our garden is testament to that!

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2019 in environment, garden, Photography

 

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Six on Saturday – Bee Happy

We had lunch in the garden today and were so aware of the continuous buzzing all over the garden so I set out with my camera to attempt, on a very windy day, to capture the bees on various wind-blown plants. Some of the photos, plants and/or bees, are a bit fuzzy. It is very heartening to find our plantings attracting so many pollinators.

On the French Lavender

Dozens on the Crinodendron

On the Lamb’s Ears

On the Cotoneaster

On the Mexican Fleabane

On the Thyme

On the Rosemary

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On the Raspberries.

On the Broad Beans

I would love to be able to identify each of these bees, especially after hearing on the radio this morning that we have at least 150 different kinds of bees in the UK! I shall make a start…..  Try here if you want to play along https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bee-count/great-british-bee-count-bee-identification-guide
The next photo is of a creature I do not know but which is very beautiful. The last time I posted a photo of a beautiful creature, a bright red one, I was very quickly told that it was a Lily Beetle and I should ‘dispose’ of it asap!  I’m hoping this is a friendly and beneficial little critter.

Beautiful creature on the Mexican Fleabane

If you would like to take part in Six on Saturday, pop over to The Propagator’s blog where, in the comments, you can follow gardeners and their blogs from all over the world

PS I have discovered from the above mentioned site  that the creature on the Rosemary isn’t a bee – it’s a Hoverfly.

 

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Woodland Sculpture Garden

Join us on our delightful stroll around the Woodland Sculpture Garden at Salena Stamps where the works of Peter Boex are around every corner. Click on any photo in the gallery for a larger view.

 

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