I’ve spent this very wet day cooking up a storm! I’ve made a vat of Chilli for the family gathering of thirteen whom we are feeding tomorrow, an enormous Summer pudding for the same and two Blackberry and Apple Crumbles with blackberries collected this afternoon by LiveWire No 4 and her Mum who were the first of the family to arrive.
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The show was amazing! Yskynna, the aerial dance company and the singers combined to tell the story of a Cornish Bal maiden and the audience loved it. Click on any photo in the gallery for a closer look.
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.
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.
Our Nasturtiums in the edible trough are/were infested with caterpillars. I have taken up everything, the lettuces and the Violas were finished really though I have left the various Thymes, some Borage and the chives. I will re-plant tomorrow with Pak Choi for the winter. Although he is a voracious Cabbage White he is very beautiful!
There is a distinctly Autumny feeling to the days albeit we are still in August and I was clearing up leaves this afternoon when I saw them move of their own volition. On closer inspection, I found a tiny toad. He is hard to see in the photo but worth the find.