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Roses, Sails and A Lane

We were mired in mist and murk again today and the droplets on the roses looked like tiny  jewels.

Driving to Falmouth this morning, we came out of the mist and into a bright day and later the  sun suddenly shone through the sails at Gyllyngvase Beach today, so lovely.

There was sunlight later on our way home slanting through the trees.

 

Mist, Web and New Fabric

While the rest of the UK is apparently sitting under a heat wave, we are sitting under mist and murk but I do love this early morning effect on the garden and the fields and trees behind which have disappeared.

The mist droplets were everywhere on spiders’ webs and very pretty.

The fabric I chose at the weekend was ready for click and collect so I collected it this morning, washed it straightaway (so it doesn’t shrink later) and this afternoon I have almost made myself a new one with the butterfly fabric.  The green is for Christmas masks as I reckon we’ll be wearing them for a long time yet. The other one is just because I love the colours.

P.S. I am still waiting for my Lost Stock box to arrive but today when walking into town, across the road,  I saw a lovely stranger wearing the white Dorothy top (people have been posting photos of their items and I recognised it) and she looked so pretty in it, I had to go across and have a chat. She is delighted with all four tops in her box! Looking forward to mine arriving – hope it’s soon.

Lost Stock is explained here, in The Guardian

 

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Clematis, Day Lily and Lily Pots

We love our purple Clematis – this one is in my Suffragette garden but flowers more next door than for us!

I love the colour combination of this Day Lily with the Agapanthus.

Lovely colour combination

Our Lily pots are at their best.

Lilies and more Lilies

 

 

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Blackberries, Bouquets and Crocosmia

On our walk earlyish this morning, I collected bits from Blackberry bushes as at this time of year, every stage of the fruit is on show. The ripe ones are delicious!

We have spent the afternoon with our Dear Friend who is 101 years old. We had some delightful conversations as I did some embroidery by her bedside. What a joy and a privilege to spend all that time with her as N&G went out for lunch to celebrate their Wedding Anniversary. We took a big garden bouquet for the Wedding Anniversary couple and a beautifully scented bunch of Sweet Peas for T.

Our Cornish lanes are now orange as the Crocosmia come into bloom, gorgeous!

 

Moon, Onions and A Gathering

Last night’s Full Moon was beautiful, quite low in the sky and glowing. This month’s moon has various names, all to do with the harvesting that happens in August – Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Fruit Moon and Barley Moon.

Our friends with the newly planted woods also grow veg and on a visit there this afternoon, I couldn’t resist a photo of these amazing Red Onions.

A  lovely group of our singers met in the stone circle near the newly planted woods this afternoon. We couldn’t sing but it was wonderful to see so many smiling faces, people we have all been missing over the last 5 months. J often dog sits for Kaja and is much loved as can be seen here as J is stroking Kaja and the delightful little Graham, a visiting dog.

 

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Kite, Purple Flower and Arch

A local farmer uses a kite as a bird scarer. I caught it here, early morning not night,  against the trees.

There are lots of these purple flowers along our walk on the Great Flat Lode which look like spineless thistles but I haven’t been able to identify them  yet.

Storms over the winter took our arch down. The lovely Mr S has been building a new one and today added the top to the four posts and I am delighted to have the structure back in our garden. When it is finished with its trellis sides,  we can untie the Wisteria to go over the top, the Clematis to go through the trellis and the Peaceful Garden with the bench and sculpture will become a hidden spot again.

 

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New Books, A Poem and Poppies

Two books arrived from my poet friend, Kim Ridgeon, yesterday and there are so many I want to share with you. I’ll start with a very timely one called, “Poppy Meditation”

 

Inspired by this beautiful, delicate poem, I have taken a series of photos of our Poppies.

‘soft silk red’

‘fragile beneath summer storm’

‘green wombed others wait their turn’

‘scarlet glory’

 

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Six on Saturday – Colour and Produce

There is lots of colour in the garden and the veggies are coming along well. We eat the Purple Mange tout almost every evening and are delighted with this new venture. We’ll grow them again next year. The Sweetcorn is looking good and the Kalettes taking over their bed. We have a constant battle with caterpillars, tracking them each day and giving them to the birds. We were given the miniature red rose as a thank you present last summer and it seems to die over the winter so we are delighted with all the blooms it is giving us this year. The shady corner is quite well lit at this time of year and it is thriving as are the Lilies on the patio.

If you’d like a look at other gardens, pop over to The Propagator for other Six on Saturday posts.

 

Church Lane, Shadows and Lobelia

Church Lane becomes quite dark when all the trees have a good growth of leaves. It makes for a very pleasing quiet start to our walk.

Oak tree down the lane

I love the shadows thrown by the field gate.

Shadow gate

In one of the little snickets in town, a short cut that we take, we spotted some lovely Lobelia growing at the base of a down pipe.

 

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Haircut, Surprise and Hydrangea

This was the view today when I had my hair cut in the garden.

Some time ago we planted some Rosa Rugosa on the other side of the wall, just inside the field and today we saw flowers! And the first blackberry!

Hydrangeas are in beautiful flower right now. We pass this one on on of our walks.

We are going to the cinema tonight – our first to a Drive-in!

 
 
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