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Japanese Anemone, Cerinthe and Apples

I love having lots of white in the garden in the autumn as it picks up the evening light so well. Somehow, among our white Japanese Anemones, a small clump of pink have arrived.

The self seeded Cerinthe major are flowering. You really have to hunt to find the flowers hiding under the leaves.

We were given some delicious home grown Russet apples by our lovely friend,M, who knows they are my favourite.

 
 

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Autumn Equinox, Creature and A Sky Kiss

It’s the Autumn Equinox today and I have kindly been given permission to use this beautifully golden leafed  photograph taken by Kris Meaden in Penlee Park in Penzance.

We still have a couple of baby brassicas in the poly tunnel at the allotment and today we had a little visitor. Do any of you lovely readers know what it is? I left it alone so I’m hoping its favourite food isn’t young Kale!

While at the allotment, the sky showed us this delight full trail pattern.

 

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Fungus, Lunch and Harvest

Loved this very delicate fungus growing at Community Roots on Volunteer Tuesday. I have tried to identify it but had no luck. https://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-guide/.

Lunch was a delicious spread of salads all picked from the gardens.

The squash harvest is wonderful! This is just half of it.

 

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Clouds, Dahlia and An Antique

I managed to get home this afternoon before the black clouds dropped their load.

I’ve put one of our Dahlias into Mum’s green glass.

To keep the flower in place I have used one of Mum’s old flower holders, very heavy and spiky and made of lead I think. It has the manufacturer’s name on the back. I looked it up and Pollards are, still, florists and hopefully, the same firm.  I have written to them to see if they can help with dating and the proper name.

 

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Blackberrying Walk, Apples and Pudding

For one reason and another, we haven’t been blackberrying yet this year so resolved to go today whatever the weather. Luckily it was a bright and cool Autumn day and there were still lots to be had. The sea on the horizon was truly blue today.

A friend from choir very kindly brought some beautiful apples from her prolific tree to share with us all so I am using those along with our blackberries to make an almost free Blackberry and Apple Crumble.

The pudding was delicious with vanilla ice-cream.

 

 

 

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Volunteering, Dahlias and Peggy Seeger

We’ve been out and it’s very late so please call back tomorrow for photos and words. 🙂

That was a very busy day. First we went to help paint the old Redruth Library which has been abandoned for sometime but is now undergoing change. It is to become a community space for The Writers’ Block, for creativity, for story telling and writing workshops, for drama and performance. A call was put out for volunteers to help paint the first story telling room so off we went. The pictures tell the start of the restoration of this room, preparation and starting to paint. I did work as well as taking photos! Permission was given for all photos to be shared.

Wonderful colour was to be found at the National Dahlia Collection where we went late afternoon.

The best was yet to come.  We went to St Ives to see the wonderful Peggy Seeger. What a woman she is, still performing at 87, still the fierce feminist and activist. She was supported by her singer songwriter son, Neil and their last song which she said was her goodbye to us all, was her beloved Ewan MacColl’s goodbye to her and his family, “The Joy of Living.” I suspect there were few dry eyes in the house.

I bought a tea towel from her ‘merch’ table – I already had the other stuff!

 

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Bella Lack, Orange and Red

Bella Lack is an 18-year-old conservationist and environmental activist. In an article I read about her recently, the following struck me. Part of her message is change your behaviours, but live your life. She said, ” We’re protecting the planet. What we’re really protecting is humanity. And, you know, you’ve got to enjoy it whilst you’re here.”  She’s right!
You can read all about this remarkable young woman here in the article from The Observer.

Our garden suddenly has quite a lot of flame colours, orange and red:

Canna Lily

Hesperantha

Alstroemeria

Gladiolus

Begonia

 

 
 

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Breakfast, Swimmers and Sounds of the Sea

While we were in the Gylly Cafe for a delicious breakfast, lots, and I means lots of people came down to the sea for their cold water dip. You might just be able to spot some of their heads in the water! After our delicious breakfast, we walked along Cliff Road and sat by the sea soaking up the sunshine and listening to the gentle soughing of the waves.

 

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Marmalade, Sunset and Chimneys

I’ve made marmalade today using frozen oranges, partly because we are running out and also  to free up some space in the freezer.  It’s always very satisfying to make and to have the jars full of golden gorgeousness on the shelves and then on the breakfast table.

There has been a glorious sunset this evening.

The sunset was so very orange, it lit up chimneys across the road.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2022 in environment, nature, photography, Postaday2022

 

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Post Box Topper, Street Furniture and Flowers

As our local children start the new school year, our local knitter has produced another lovely post box topper in honour of Rick, our crossing man who sees children and adults alike safely over the road. 

We loved how this piece of street furniture has been made special with the brass cut-out of Truro Cathedral on the sides.

There are still lots of Cosmos and Dahlias flowering at the allotment so we picked a bunch to enjoy at home.

 

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