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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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Pooch, Sunflower and Rose

The pooch being taken along behind a bike today didn’t look too happy!

Dog in a trailer

A lonely Sunflower brightened up the day.

Sunflower and shadow

What a convoluted and pretty pink rose.

Pink rose

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2018 in environment, nature, Photography

 

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Pac Man, Jewels and Another Red Leaf

The LiveWires were delighted to see a Pac Man in my coffee!

Pac Man in my coffee

The multitude of Autumn leaves on the ground had the colours of jewels.

Jewel leaves

The veining on this leaf was especially beautiful.

Delicate veining

 

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Day 20 – Our Last Day

Sunday 23rd September 2018

Sorting, packing, hugging, chatting  – a Praying Mantis on the handrail and a mural on the way to the airport. We’ll be home on Monday evening after the best of trips!

Praying Mantis

Smiley mural

 

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Garden Rescue, Fungi and Pak Choi

Storm Callum left our garden battered but not too badly. I went out in the wildness to collect some broken off Millet stalks and some Dahlias which now look rather lovely in a vase.

Rescued Dahlias and Millet

Coming back across the lawn, we found these Fungi which I hope will develop into a Fairy Circle.

Fungi

Near the house is the vegetable trough where I planted winter vegetables. While we were away, caterpillars ate most of the Pak Choi which now looks quite lacy and pretty!

Caterpillar ravaged Pak Choi

 

 

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Daily Stuff, Clematis and Red Leaves

Storm Callum has been beating its way across Cornwall today and we have mostly stayed indoors doing the everyday stuff. This poem by Naomi Shibab Nye, Daily,  seems the right one for today though no washing was hung outside!

Daily - Naomi Shihab Nye
These shriveled seeds we plant,
corn kernel, dried bean,
poke into loosened soil,
cover over with measured fingertips
 
These T-shirts we fold into
perfect white squares
 
These tortillas we slice and fry to crisp strips
This rich egg scrambled in a gray clay bowl
 
This bed whose covers I straighten
smoothing edges till blue quilt fits brown blanket
and nothing hangs out
 
This envelope I address
so the name balances like a cloud
in the center of sky
 
This page I type and retype
This table I dust till the scarred wood shines
This bundle of clothes I wash and hang and wash again
like flags we share, a country so close
no one needs to name it
 
The days are nouns: touch them
The hands are churches that worship the world

 

The Clematis over the arch is hanging very low making it hard to get through – but I love how it looks this late into the season. Even after the storm, it is still looking good though blown about all day. We still have dangerous winds to come…….

Clematis taking over

Yesterday in Penryn, these richly coloured leaves caught my attention.

Red

 

 

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Eeyore, Window Boxes and Nasturtiums

It is World Mental Health Day and this came my way:

Thought of the Day, Willesdenstaff Kilburn Station. What fabulous staff at that station!

I was walking through Penryn today and saw that the owner of this car has planted for the winter. I just love these little car-window boxes.

Winter planting

Next door’s Nasturtiums have come over the hedge and are tumbling over our winter covered bench.

Next door’s escaping Nasturtiums

 

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