A brave bit of Buddleia was sprouting out over the harbour in Falmouth this afternoon.
Walking along above Gylly Beach later, the views were beautiful, as always.
It rained overnight and left our garden covered in diamonds. My turn to make the tea, I was down very early and went out in my pjs to take these photos. As soon as the sun came up the diamonds disappeared.
It was the Web between the Agapanthus buds that first caught my eye.
Next, I noticed the Nasturtiums, themselves already jewel coloured and then embellished with diamond drops.
And then the Millet, encrusted with the same shiny beauties.
I was very glad to have been the early bird this morning, starting my day with such soul-pleasing beauty.
I know – I grew up in Cornwall and came home again 10 years ago but today was my first attempt at making Cornish pasties! I was inspired by Ark and followed a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrbY_JBrFE4), having bought all the correct ingredients yesterday. They didn’t look quite right as my pastry was too friable and thin (apparently I should use strong bread flour for the pastry) but my golly, they tasted good! I shall be trying again………
The White Lupins are nearly over and we have twenty two blue Agapanthus flowers on the point of opening to take their place in that bed.
These days of sunshine and golden light day after day, the way the sun moves from coming in at the kitchen window at the back of our house in the morning to streaming the sunset rays through the front into the sitting room and our bedroom – all remind me of this lovely poem by Linda Pastan. I first discovered her work last April.
The Cornish Studies Library in Redruth now has our Perthi Kov Exhibition of the people we researched for ‘Until the Day Break’, all put together by Lesley Trotter and me and designed by Anna Oliver. It looks good in this venue! If you are local, go in and have a look. If you are from somewhere else in the world, please click on the photo to be able to read about our fascinating characters.
Bees and butterflies are enjoying our Agapanthus flowers as are we.
I love the Crinodendron tree. It has flowers, seed pods and new baby flower buds all at the same time. A Blue Tit came to get the seeds this morning. The photo was taken on maximum zoom through the kitchen window.
We promised ourselves a day out for our Wedding Anniversary which is on Friday but we are busy then so today we went off to Trebah Gardens, a 26-acre sub-tropical garden with four miles of paths. I think we walked all four miles today, meandering down the valley to the beach and up and around every path in sight – a fabulous day! Join us through the gallery. Click on any photo for greater detail.
It is magic at our house tonight – all four of our Grandchildren are here at the same time! This has never happened before and they are having such fun together and we are all very happy!
The border in the middle is suddenly bright and beautiful.
The Clematis is finished and the seed-heads are just lovely.
My Mum loved the joke of growing Canary Creeper,Tropaeolum peregrinum, in this old bird cage. For the first time in I don’t know how many years, I have been successful in growing the little yellow bird-like flowers in Mum’s bird cage.
3 I think the shape of this nearly open blue Agapanthus is quite remarkable and very beautiful. I’ll show you again when it opens right up.