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Walk, Wildlife and Three Daft Monkeys Gig

We have had a fabulous walk with our friend today along the SW Coast path around St Anthony Head.

 

We are off now to Falmouth Pavilions to the Three Daft Monkeys cd launch event! Dancing all night!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Change

We spotted this on the side of our dustbin – a transformation from chrysalis to Cabbage White Butterfly.

Newly emerged Cabbage White Butterfly

For others in this Challenge, click here.

 

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New Butterfly, Sunlight and Blue Sky

We saw something rare and beautiful this morning on the side of our dustbin – a newly emerged butterfly with its chrysalis right there beside it.

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High pressure has brought us a glorious Autumn day today, warm enough to sit outdoors with Daughter No 1 who has arrived to help out for the next week. The sunlight pattern through the leaves was lovely enhanced by the last blue Cornflowers.

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The sky has been the loveliest blue all day.

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October Adventure – Flora and Fauna

The colours of plants and creatures on Hawaii were stunningly beautiful, enhanced probably by the clear blue skies and sunshine. If you suffer from Scoliodentosaurophobia, a fear of lizards, I have put them all at the end so that you don’t have to scroll down that far and can miss them. The gallery at the end is not for lizard haters either. For the rest of you, I hope it’ll be fascinating!

Help with identifying any of them would be much welcomed.

Now for the Lizards/geckos.

I spent a fascinating few minutes watching the little gold dust day gecko, Phelsuma laticauda,changing its skin! Click on the first photo and scroll through to see the whole process and the detail of the skin and his tongue!

 

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Park and Float, Pendennis Castle and Buddleja

1   I love this sign for the Park and Float – park your car out of town and float in a boat  up the river to Falmouth.

Park and float

Park and float

2   It was the Grand Medieval Joust day at Pendennis Castle today and we had great fun, the children painting their own shields, watching the falconry demonstrations and getting thoroughly involved in the Knight fighting demonstrations!

In the mell

I can fight with my sword too!

I can fight with my sword too!

Knight and mace

Knight and mace

3   The Buddleja is in full bloom now and attracting lots of bees and butterflies.

Buddleja, bee and butterfly

Buddleja, bee and butterfly

Buddleja will grow anywhere!

Buddleja will grow anywhere!

 

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Cornish Coastal Walk 7

We had the most glorious walk from Mawnan Church yesterday. Come with me through the Churchyard to the fields and the coastal path and back through the woodlands – a day of beauty, peace and happiness.

A beautiful walk on a short bit of the South West Coastal Path which I hope you have enjoyed too.

 

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Clematis Fairy, Fine Shadows and Peacock Butterfly

1   I used to love  finding fairies in the garden when I was a little girl and never being told that they were Clematis seed heads floating on the breeze. Today I found one in a bucket of water and was delighted with the subsequent unexpected photo.

Dandelion Fairy

Clematis Fairy

2    The very last flower on the Pelargonium was caught in the sunshine today with the anthers making such a delicate shadow.

Mrs Johnson's Blue Pelargonium

Mrs Johnson’s Blue Pelargonium

3   Of many photos taken trying to catch the fluttering butterfly, I eventually managed one as it took nectar from the lovely Heliotrope, otherwise known as Cherry Pie because of its delicious fragrance.

Peacock butterfly

Peacock butterfly

 

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Umbrella, Butterfly and Golden Curd

1   What a lovely sing this morning and with the added delight of the choir-babies who always make us smile.

Dance of the umbrella

Dance of the umbrella

2   There were spare fresh eggs this morning so I bought them and therefore had enough to make Lemon Curd this afternoon. I have never seen such beautifully golden Lemon Curd and all because of the fabulous golden yolked eggs.

Golden Lemon Curd

Golden Lemon Curd

3   The lovely Mr S called me into the garden to see a beautiful visitor this afternoon – a Red Admiral Butterfly, looking a bit rough around the edges but lovely to watch fluttering around the garden.

Red Admiral butterfly

Red Admiral butterfly

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Escape – into our Flower-filled Cornish Lanes

Our Cornish hedges are filled with colour at the moment, pinks, whites and blues abound with golds and soft yellows and the lime greens of new leaf growth.  As we drive by, these all become beautiful blurs of mixed hues so I walked around the block, as it were, to capture the colours for you. I wish I could also bring you the quietness, the birdsong, the smells and the peace that came with taking all these photos for you.  Click on any photo for more detail.

 

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Copper Beech, Mating Butterflies and Wind Whipped Flowers

1   The wild winds of yesterday shredded next door’s Copper Beech leaves and blasted them against our windows like a dark red confetti. Lit up by the sun this morning, the leaf shows all its beauty, its veining and furry edges that I’ve never seen before.  Click on the photo to see an enlargement and all the minute detail.

Copper Beech leaf against the window

Copper Beech leaf against the window

2    The sun was shining and the wind had dropped a little so I went for a walk to collect photos of all the wildflowers in the hedges. In a sheltered spot I saw these Green-Veined White butterflies mating. Clicking on this one will show you the furriness of these beautiful little butterflies.

Green-Veined White butterflies mating

Green-Veined White butterflies mating

3   It was difficult taking photos of flowers blowing in the wind but somehow this whirlwind photo worked out, much to my delight.

Pink valerian in the wind

Pink Valerian in the wind

 

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