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Day 19 – Farmers’ Market and Lantern Parade

Another gentle family day today starting with the colourful Farmers’ Market and ending with the delightful Lantern Parade.

 

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Atlanta to Asheville 

Please join us on our drive into the mountains as we leave Atlanta and head for Asheville ending up at our historic hotel, The Aberdeen Inn which is just splendid.

   
    
    
    
    
    
 

 
 

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Inman Park, Mocking Bird and Lullaby 

Let me take you on a brief walk in Inman Park, Atlanta, taking in the mini libraries, some flowers and a sculpture. 

    
    
 


We passed a chattering tree and realised that we were too close to a pair of Mocking birds and their nest.  

   
The mocking bird brought to mind the lullaby, Mama’s going to buy you a mocking bird, which is an old Southern US lullaby, appropriate given where we are right now.
  

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,

Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.
And if that mockingbird don’t sing,

Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring turns brass,

Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass.
And if that looking glass is broke,

Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat,
And if that billy goat won’t pull,

Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and a bull.
And if that cart and bull turn over,

Mama’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
And if that dog named Rover won’t bark,

Mama’s gonna buy you a horse and a cart.
And if that horse and cart fall down,

you’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2016 in America, Beauty, environment, garden

 

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October 2014…

… has been a month of family visits and adventures, from Atlanta to Los Angeles to Hawai’i Big Island, thence to Maui and back to Atlanta taking in art galleries and street art, cityscapes and suburbs, volcanoes and waterfalls, rain-forests and beaches, sunsets and a sunrise, excellent eating from picnics and eating out American breakfasts to a special early Thanksgiving dinner and, the best of all, all this in the company of much loved family who live so far away from us.
Join us on our journey through the following galleries, click on any photo for detail and enjoy the trip! There was so much in the way of glorious flora and fauna that they deserve a post of their own.

Cityscapes and suburbs

There will have to be another post to cover everything but here is a glimpse of an American Hallowe’en where almost every house and garden is decorated, some really elaborately.

More tomorrow……

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures – A Year In Cornwall

These are the photographs that I have had made into a calendar for my family who all live away from Cornwall – in Munich, Germany; in Atlanta, Georgia; in Volcano, Hawaii; in Warsaw, Poland; in Exeter, Devon;  in North Finchley, London; in Barcelona, Spain; in Dakar, Senegal and in Chilla, Devon.

Please click on any photo to reach the enlargement and to read the full caption. I have used the rectangular gallery setting but it won’t put the photos in chronological so I’ve given you them not in a gallery as well. Which do you prefer?

January 2012 - Walsingham Place, Truro, a beautiful curved Georgian terrace in Truro.

January 2012 – Walsingham Place, Truro, a beautiful curved Georgian terrace in Truro.

 February  2012 - Godrevy Lighthouse from Hayle Towans

February 2012 – Godrevy Lighthouse from Hayle Towans

 March 2012 - Daffodils in Trelissick Gardens

March 2012 – Daffodils in Trelissick Gardens

April 2012 - thrift on the cliffs at Chapelporth on the North Coast

April 2012 – thrift on the cliffs at Chapelporth on the North Coast

May 2012 - Bluebells down the lane on the way to the Duchy Nurseries to buy a tree.

May 2012 – Bluebells down the lane on the way to the Duchy Nurseries to buy a tree.

June 2012 - St Michael's Mount from Mount's Bay. The best ice creams in the worls can be found in the tea-shop here!

June 2012 – St Michael’s Mount from Mount’s Bay. The best ice creams in the world can be found in the tea-shop here!

July  2012 - From St Mawes looking over the water to the St Anthony Lighthouse. The annual regatta was in full sail.

July 2012 – From St Mawes looking over the water to the St Anthony Lighthouse. The annual regatta was in full sail.

August 2012- Looking out to Restronguet Creek from the pontoon of The Pandora Inn.

August 2012- Looking out to Restronguet Creek from the pontoon of The Pandora Inn.

September 2012 - Kynance Cove, a favourite place for the family for many years.

September 2012 – Kynance Cove, a favourite place for the family for many years.

October - Coming back into Cornwall over the Brunel Bridge over the Tamar, after our holiday in India and Nepal

October – Coming back into Cornwall over the Brunel Bridge over the Tamar, after our holiday in India and Nepal

November 2012 -  Looking towards St Ives from Hayle Towans

November 2012 – Looking towards St Ives from Hayle Towans

December 2012 Pill Creek , where we first lived when we moved to Cornwall from Birmingham when I was 6 years old. Is it any wonder I fell in love with the County?

December 2012 Pill Creek , where we first lived when we moved to Cornwall from Birmingham when I was 6 years old. Is it any wonder I fell in love with the County?

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Last Walk Together, Purple Vetch and Special Nappy!

1   The four of us had a last walk together up on the Flat Lode Trail this morning, planning our visit to see P&V in Atlanta next year!

Wheal Uny from a distance

Walking around the Flat Lode Trail near Wheal Uny

2   First sighting this year of beautiful Purple Vetch.

Purple Vetch

3   Fortunately we still have KJ and the children here otherwise the house would be too suddenly quiet! Watching Tom Daley in the Olympic diving event this afternoon, Tabitha was wearing this delightful nappy!

Love this nappy!

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Cornwall, family, flowers, nature

 

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Morning Dew, Portreath and Making up the Beds

1   Beautiful dewdrops on the tiny hairy buds of the courgettes.  We’re hoping the sun will get them flowering soon. They were planted late after the gales destroyed the earlier planting.

2   Portreath this morning was beautiful – the water turquoise, the sun glorious and lots of colour in the pavement flowers.  I have shown you the lion sculpture before but the mosaics were glinting so beautifully in the sun that I had to show you again!

3    We’ve just finished making up the beds for KJ and the Shanticot for the children and the spare room bed for P&V who will be staying here for their last weekend before going to London for two days and returning to Atlanta on Wednesday. It is truly beautiful to have so many people back in our house for the weekend.

 

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