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Feather, Clematis and A Welsh Dragon

A delicate white feather became caught on the seed pods of a Crocosmia.

Feather

Lady Betty Balfour Clematis is one of my favourites. It is flowering rather early this year as it is supposed to bloom in September.

Lady Betty Balfour

A number of The Ingleheart Singers have been to meet the two Welsh choirs who are visiting us from Port Talbot for our Grand Annual Concert tomorrow. As I was leaving the car park of their hotel,  I noticed the sunset reflection in their coach window above the magnificent Welsh Dragon.

Welsh dragon

 
 

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Chaffinch, Clematis and Evening Sky

Breakfast outside again and the birds are become used to us so still come to the feeders.

Chaffinch

Our Suffragette Garden now has Purple Clematis and white Japanese Anemones.

Purple Clematis

Supper in Porthtowan and the evening sky was lovely.

Evening at Porthtowan

 

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Spider’s Web, Nasturtium and Millet

It rained overnight and left our garden covered in diamonds. My turn to make the tea, I was down very early and went out in my pjs to take these photos. As soon as the sun came up the diamonds disappeared.

It was the Web between the Agapanthus buds that first caught my eye.

Raindrops 1

Next, I noticed the Nasturtiums, themselves already jewel coloured and then embellished with diamond drops.

Raindrops 2

And then the Millet, encrusted with the same shiny beauties.

Raindrops 3

I was very glad to have been the early bird this morning, starting my day with such soul-pleasing beauty.

 

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Eggs, Seals and A VW Beetle

Our lovely friends who keep chickens keep us supplied with beautiful fresh eggs. These came with a feather!

Very fresh eggs

Our walk today took us along the cliffs to Mutton Cove where seals hang out.

Seals at Mutton Cove

In the car park was a lovely old VW Beetle, much older than my fifteen year old beauty, and immaculately kept.

An old VW Beetle

 

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Singing, Eco Park and Pesto

This morning was the monthly Sing for your Heart session at Porthtowan Eco Park and it was fabulous as always – truly uplifting. It is wonderful to look around the room and see so many people smiling with pleasure at the harmonies they have just achieved under Claire’s magical tutelage.  If you are reading this and you live in Cornwall…….

Sing for your Heart poster

After a delicious brunch, I walked over to the secluded fire pit area and sat in Nature’s silence to read my book for a couple of hours. I’m sure you can imagine the peace. The gallery will give you a flavour of this lovely place and so will this earlier post and this  one,

I have made my own Pesto for the first time today. Instead of mixing Basil into the tomato sauce for Mozzarella Pasta, I served a dollop of the Pesto on top and it was delicious! I also used Pea pasta which gives us another of our 5-a-day!

Mozzarella Pasta

 

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Interloper, Grasses and One Love

Sitting reading in the garden this afternoon, I noticed a red petal among the sapphire blue of the Agapanthus.It’s a stray blossom from the Crocosmia called Lucifer.

Lovely contrast

Sunset highlighted the shapes of the grasses at Godrevy this evening.

Grasses against the sunset

We love this series of YouTube videos, Playing for Change, Songs around the World. It is such a delight to see so many musicians from all over the world playing the same piece with such joy.  I hope you enjoy it too.

 

 

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Castle, Monkeys and John Clare

Walking home from town today, we suddenly caught an unusual view of Carn Brea Castle from just near our house.

Carn Brea Castle

Our Three Wise Monkeys are now in charge of a floriferous Begonia which was yellow when we bought it, changed to pink soon after and is now this lovely peachy colour.

Begonia

This morning on Radio 4, I heard this beautiful poem by John Clare being read but I missed the introduction so don’t know why it was chosen.  The summer has not been ‘beaming forth’ today as temperatures have plunged from 30C to 15C and the skies have stayed grey though the last many weeks past, we have had the most glorious sunshine.

Sonnet by John Clare

I love to see the summer beaming forth
And white wool sack clouds sailing to the north
I love to see the wild flowers come again
And mare blobs stain with gold the meadow drain
And water lillies whiten on the floods
Where reed clumps rustle like a wind shook wood
Where from her hiding place the Moor Hen pushes
And seeks her flag nest floating in bull rushes
I like the willow leaning half way o’er
The clear deep lake to stand upon its shore
I love the hay grass when the flower head swings
To summer winds and insects happy wings
That sport about the meadow the bright day
And see bright beetles in the clear lake play

Looking it up, I discovered that ‘mare blobs’ are marigolds – what a delightful name!

 

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