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World Kindness Day, A Wonderful Word and A Charm

World Kindness day – if only every day were so named and  acted upon. What a wonderful word this  – triskaidekaphobia! It means a fear of all things to do with thirteen so Friday 13th comes under this heading. In fact, Friday 13th is a positive date, a day of good luck.

Every day there is a charm of Goldfinches at the feeders, nine here, sometimes more with others waiting their turn on the arch.

 

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Red in November

The Crinodendron has lots of lovely lanterns, the Alstromeria, somewhat storm beaten but still in flower, both redder in life than in the photo,  and red leaves in the lane to town.

We, like many others will be up late tonight watching the results from America and hoping for the sake of our family and our friends there, for the sake of America and for the sake of our world, that the Democrats win………..

 

Welly Dogs, Leaves and Geranium

Our Welly Dogs have been given poppies for Remembrance Day.  Redruth is very proud of its Tinners’ Hounds made by David Kemp. Follow this link to find out more about the sculptor and his intriguing work.

On the lane home, the trees are changing colours.

We are delighted with our new Geranium, planted only a couple of months ago. It hasn’t stopped flowering since we put it in the front garden.

Geranium Rozanne

 

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Clematis times Three

It’s past mid October and we have Clematis in flower, most surprisingly a Nelly Moser looking wonderful.

Nelly Moser

Clematis Huldine should be in flower now and is quite prolific!

The third one is just beginning to flower and is in the new wall border. It’s Clematis Florida Sieboldii.

 

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Bird Feeder, Fuchsia and Tide Clock

There are still lots of berries in the garden yet the birds are emptying the feeders faster and faster! I love that lots of Goldfinches are ‘a charm.’

We planted this glorious Fuchsia at the weekend, what rich colours.

The tide clock that we have had for almost 12 years stopped working so I had to order another. We can’t set it until the next full moon, October 31st, at high tide, which will be at 17.01 so we will have to be patient until then.

 
 

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Sunny Afternoon in September

We’ve spent the sunny afternoon in the arbour reading! Can’t remember doing so little for so long. I’m reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant and loving it.    Just two photos for you today, Hesperantha Pink Princess (though it’s white!) and a cobweb on the box hedge, catching the sunshine.

 
 

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New Border, Village Clock and A Treat

The wall garden is nearly planted – Conifers, Clematis, heathers and 100+ bulbs hiding under the  soil!  Just the Winter Flowering Pansies to add for winter colour.

So much stuff to take to the dump! I took this photo on our way back through the village of St Day.

We decided to treat ourselves after working so hard for the last few days so I booked us a table at The Penventon Hotel, just a ten minute walk away.  What a delightful evening we had with extra treats of dessert!

 

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Autumn Garden, Trellis and RBG

Most flowers in our garden as Autumn comes are white so they glow in the early morning or evening light.

Garden in September

We’ve both been painting trellis all day! We have nearly finished, just one more top coat on one section and it can go back on the newly painted wall.

Painted in Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue to match the doors done last month

The very sad  news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death came today. We first learned of her when she was a much admired Law Professor at Columbia University School of Law in New York, USA. My brother was in her classes. Her humanity will be much missed.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2020 in garden, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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Lunch, A Booking and Sunflowers

It has been the most glorious Autumnal day and we had lunch in the garden.

We’ve made a booking to go to the Minack Theatre to see The Last Five Years – very excited!

Minack theatre

Next door’s Sunflowers are pleasing us day after day.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2020 in Cornwall, Food, garden, nature, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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Flowers, A Spitfire and A Pudding

It’s good that the Alstroemeria are still flowering. I like them and the yellow Canna against the dark red of the red Canna’s leaves.

We watched a Spitfire fly past today! It was doing a circuit of all Cornwall’s hospitals saying “Thank you” to our wonderful NHS. It was a long way away!

The NHS Spitfire – Photo by Greg Martin / Cornwall LIve

Mr Netherton’s photo, here with permission.

 

Today’s Feast magazine from The Guardian had a Chocolate and Pear Pudding from Felicity Cloake that I just had to make! It was easy and the result, delicious, served warm with a little single cream.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2020 in baking, garden, nature, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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