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Breakfast, Portreath and Dessert

LiveWire breakfasts are fun!  They ate lots of eggy bread with various tomato ketchup shapes.

A lovely time was had by all playing in the waves and the sand in Portreath.

Gull Rock, Portreath, Cornwall

The Chilli went down a storm this evening when all thirteen of us were together and so did the Summer pudding.

Summer pudding

 

 

Glass, A Dress and A Kite

I have some pieces in a fabulous gallery, Fannie and Fox, in Penryn and am thrilled to bits!

In the gallery is the most beautiful felted dress made by Deborah Irvine. The detail is exquisite.

We went to Porthtowan today to meet our nephew and family and have rarely seen the beach so crowded. There were lots of kites around, mostly moving too fast for me to capture.

 

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The Big Picture, Long-Tails and Sally-boots

In this week’s copy of The Big Issue there was an amazing photograph of two Praying mantises that had won the annual Glanzlichter photo contest.

Photographer Hasan Baglar

We had Long-tail Tits in the garden today – my favourite little birds.

A friend of ours recently had a baby boy so I have made him a pair of Sally-boots as I make for all new babies, as my welcome to the world.

 
 

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Glass, Seed Head and Extinction Rebellion

I have completed glass piece for a friend today incorporating her much treasured crystal heart. I’m very pleased with it.

The Bill Mackenzie seed heads were catching the sunbeams today and were very lovely.

At the weekend, Extinction Rebellion put 200 flags on boats in Falmouth harbour to draw attention to the climate emergency and I hoped our boat was one of them. We went to have a look this evening and we have a flag!

 

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Waves, A Parrot and Daisies

The winds are wild and Portreath is the place to see good waves and the surges of water in the harbour. We were rather late for high tide but it was lovely in the sunshine nonetheless. There were not many people  around and few of those not in jackets. It’s not really feeling like August.

Walking back to the car we spotted a parrot in a van and it soon became clear that he was having a conversation with the man beside him. I took the photo from a long way away!The wild winds have wreaked havoc with our garden. One set of beans is down, the Canna broke off at the base, there is general mayhem and the Marguerites have all been blown into the Crinodendron branches giving an effect that pleases me.

 

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Begonias, Moth and Lilies

Before today’s rain the Begonias in one of Mum’s chimneys were looking amazing. They over-wintered in the pot and now are doing their thing.

We discovered a moth in the shed but have yet to discover what it is.   I have looked on an id website but so many of them look like this!

The rain arrived in force this afternoon and I fear for the Lilies. I took this photo through a rain spattered window and we are just hoping they will withstand the storms we have been promised for the next few days.

 

Caterpillar, Toad and Bee

Our Nasturtiums in the edible trough are/were infested with caterpillars. I have taken up everything, the lettuces and the Violas were finished really though I have left the various Thymes, some Borage and the chives. I will re-plant tomorrow with Pak Choi for the winter.  Although  he  is  a  voracious  Cabbage  White  he is very beautiful!

There is a distinctly Autumny feeling to the days albeit we are still in August and I was clearing up leaves this afternoon when I saw them move of their own volition. On closer inspection, I found a tiny toad. He is hard to see in the photo but worth the find.

The bees are loving the Clematis Bill Mackenzie which we have growing up a trellis just outside the kitchen window.  It adds a very lovely  brightness  to  our  view.

 

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