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.
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After meeting friends for coffee and a catch-up, I went for a walk around the Diaspora gardens, loving the Eucalyptus trees and their mottled bark in the Australian section. I have posted before about the gardens. If you’d like to see more, click here.
I’m hoping that by showing you photos of the newly mown lawns you will be able to remember the wonderful smell of just cut grass. I was hoping to find out that there is a special word for this smell as there is for that remarkable scent of rain on sun dried ground, petrichor, but there isn’t. Apparently we like it because it reminds us of summer.
In the afternoon, the lovely Mr Smith thought I needed the big trees and long views that we find at Trelissick Gardens. He was right. Just click on any photo to get a bigger picture and more detail.
I iced the cake this morning with tangerine icing and took it to our friends for a lovely catch up.
On my drive home I noticed two chickens on gateposts advertising that fresh eggs were for sale so I stopped to get photos.
Today we’ve planted the Hydrangea in the freshening-up border along the way from the Mountain Pine. Here’s a photo of what it should look like next summer.
I made a new cake today, one of Jamie Oliver’s that he calls Tangerine Dream Cake. I’m calling it Smile cake as it cracked looking like a smile. It’ll get its tangerine icing tomorrow before we take it to meet with some special friends. .
We’ve been clearing part of the front garden that has become rather overgrown. We have bought a small, slow growing Dwarf Mountain Pine which we are assured will be happy in our garden despite us not being in the mountains. We have some other treasures to go in too, including lots of Tete a Tete narcissi bulbs..
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. .
There will be a few more than six today as yesterday I took photos of everything in flower on the first of the month as a record. Some of the labels are either lost or outside in the rainy dark, sorry! If you’d like to see others’ posts on the Six on Saturday theme, pop over to The Propagator and see the links in the comments.