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Cat, Phone Box and Chips

On today’s walk, I was just taking a photo of a flower when this very lovely furry cat joined us and posed beautifully..

Later round the walk, we came around the Village Library in Carn Brea Village.

Regular readers may have spotted my delight when I harvested our Sweet Potatoes, all wriggly and not very many – but….. They make splendid Sweet Potato Chips!

Just one of our allotment sweet potatoes made all these chips.

 

Colours Along our Walk

So many colours in small pops along the Flat Lode Trail this afternoon, all delightful to see.

 

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Cottage, Cygnets and Meeting the Artist

We met our friends for breakfast at The Heron on the side of the Malpas River and had a delicious breakfast with delightful company. Across the water is this lovely white cottage with its own stone steps down to the beach.

Walking away, we spotted two swan families on the water with six cygnets between them.

Afterwards we went into Truro to the museum to collect the print of Tony Foster’s Lockdown diary 1 which I fell in love with when we first saw it a couple of weeks ago. I showed you Lockdown Diary 2 in a post that day. You can see it here. You’ll be able to see the print when it has been framed.
I was excited about collecting the print and even more so when the staff said that Tony Foster was in the gallery and that I should go and meet him. What a lovely, friendly man! He was so easy to chat to, about his paintings, about the Grand Canyon, about the danger our beautiful and fragile planet is in, about lockdown and his delightful record of those strange days.  He was gracious enough to let me get a photo for this blog. He is standing by Lockdown Diary 1, a copy of which will be on our wall before too long.

At the back of the catalogue are the following words.

 

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Ice-Cream, Seed Pod and A Caterpillar

We were really delighted to find that Sallie’s Ice-creams were still selling at Godrevy this afternoon. After a brisk and chilly walk in the wind, we treated ourselves. It’s never too cold for ice-cream.

The seed pods against the seascape were asking to be caught on the camera.

A furry caterpillar shared our walk, possibly a White Ermine Moth caterpillar.

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Walk, Fungi and Spookiness

We managed a walk today just before the heavens opened so we avoided a drenching. We found a number of fungi, a caterpillar, various small flowers including a violet (for my cousin) and the spookiest sound coming out of Hind’s Shaft at Wheal Uny.

Trees in St Euny churchyard

Possibly Yellow Tail but wrong time of year

 

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More October Colour

Firstly, I give you a couple of the fabulous batiks used to decorate the barn at the Eco Park which is where one of my choirs rehearses now.

And some more garden colour….

Pink Japanese Anemones

California Poppy

 

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Autumn Colour, Pumpkins and Leaves

The trees in the car park are losing their leaves, those that are left are all shades of Autumn colour..

The greengrocers had various beautiful pumpkins and squash on sale.

The trees in town have lost their leaves, lying in little pops of colour on the grey stone.

 

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Street Art, Harvest and Another Spider

We often drive past the Old Post Office but rarely have the chance for a photograph. Today I managed through the windscreen.

I have harvested our Sweet Potatoes today! There aren’t many but they are a lovely colour.

The lovely Mr Smith left his beaker outside this afternoon and just popped out to get it. Not until he was in the kitchen did he realise he had brought in a spider who was busy munching on its supper. We think it’s a Cross Spider and guess it probably was having been brought into the warmth and then out again.

 

Apples, Dahlia and A Poem

Yesterday our lovely local greengrocer, The Grow Box, had Russets in stock. They are my very favourite apple so I treated myself to three.

A special dahlia that we bought earlier this year, White Star, has just started flowering and it is gorgeous, about 8″ across!

Serendipitously, one of my favourite poets, Kim Ridgeon, ¬†included a dahlia in the poem he posted this morning. I had just been given permission to include it here when I realised that I could get the perfect photo to go with it though ours is the first of the plant not the last, I hope. I love the words, ‘delicate strength’ as they so well capture what the dahlia brings to the season along with a smile. .

For those of you who liked the beautiful seed packets yesterday, here are a few more.

 

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Marmalade, Supper and A Spider

My Dad was in the kitchen with me again today as he always is when I make marmalade. He was the marmalade maker in our house every January when the Seville oranges came in and I started helping when I was about 9 years old. I earned a Brownie Badge for some I made. These oranges have been in the freezer for the last ten months.

I keep checking on the Sweet Potatoes at the allotment so that we harvest as the leaves go yellow. Today I spotted a courgette that we had missed and it was rather large! I decided to treat it as a small marrow and stuffed it with a lentil ragu, topped it with cheese and baked it. It was delicious. Click for a bigger picture..

 

For those of you who are arachnophobes, read no more! This beauty was hanging out near the Kalettes, not ready for a few months yet.

 

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2021 in nature, Photography, Postaday2021

 
 
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