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.
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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.
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.
We did pretty well planting for bees this year, ten of these plus Aliums and Crinodendron which the bees just love.
I read the following poem this morning and it touched me. It was written by the Palestinian poet Fady Joudah after the signing of the 1951 Refugee Convention.
We ran out of home-made Marmalade but had 700g of Sevilles frozen so we spent the morning making Marmalade, remembering my lovely Dad, as always, as he was the marmalade maker throughout my childhood and beyond.
The top part is bluer than it looks here, the ‘white’ panels are pale green and the whole thing, made from five items, is very pretty.