We visited another Open Studio today, not over the stile, just down the lane and we bought a beautiful small painting. It has to stay in situ until the Open studios event is over so I will show you when we bring it home.
Our Cornish lanes have the most beautiful hedgerows at the moment – Pink Campion, Bluebells, Cow Parsley (which my SIL calls Queen Anne’s Lace, a much prettier name) and greenery and all under a blue, blue sky.
I was given this beautiful necklace for my birthday a few weeks ago and I just love it. The colours are gorgeous and Bluebells are some of my favourite wild flowers.
Ginger is my favourite snack!
Just before Christmas, a young friend held a Pop-up Art exhibition to raise money for refugees in Lesvos. Click here for lots of photos of the event. This little Mermaid was the piece of art that I bought. She is on the wall in our kitchen.
After a morning working in the garden, we went back to one of the nurseries we had visited yesterday, driving again through lovely Cornish countryside. Here is a lone windmill, a lone sheep on a hill and us alone on a narrow Cornish lane with Bluebells and Pink Campions. All photos taken from the moving car. Peace and love to you all.
My blog is for the Beautiful Things that I find around me every day and I have found some, of which more later. We have spent the day driving in our beautiful county of Cornwall, looking for a tree to plant in our garden, not in memory of someone we have lost but in the name of hope for the future, despite the fact that we are to have a Conservative government for another five years. So much of our social fabric has been destroyed over the last five years that first thing this morning, all we all felt was despair but we have to bounce back, organise and care for each other. In the words of a friend “It’s a perfect opportunity to practise loving kindness, compassion, service, smiling and being kind – even in adverse circumstances.”
Now, a gallery of today’s beauty. Click on any photo for detail or the caption. All these things have made me smile.
It’s Bluebell time and I had heard that the Bluebells in the Gardens of Glendurgan are stunning so off we went. I just have to say here, for those who know about my hip replacement, that to set off without a stick, to be able to stomp about wherever I want, to walk right down the valley to the beach and back makes me so very happy! Please enjoy the walk with us. Click on any photo for the caption and an enlargement.
Stone pattern around the drain
The huge Tulip Tree
Looking up into the Tulip Tree
Looking up into the Tulip Tree2
Banks of Bluebells
Bluebells and Primroses
The Glendurgan Maze
Beautiful leaves of the Primrose plant
Durgan Village School, now a home. Just imagine the view!
Post Box Cottage in the village of Durgan
These two walls mark the old Cattle Rush where the cattle were driven down to the stream to drink.
1 Over the winter months, I have been collecting the fluff from the hoover and stuffing it into a peanut feeder. I put it out for the birds yesterday and this morning caught a Blue tit collecting from it and taking the beautifully soft material back to our lighthouse nesting box. What a delight! Click on any photo for more detail.
2 We took a flat walk in Devoran today. It was good to get some relatively easy exercise. I paid rather badly for my walk into Redruth the other day. For those who don’t know Redruth, for us there is a steep hill down into town and then the main street goes up just as steeply. Coming home of course, is another steep downhill and a further steep uphill! It felt fine at the time but my new hip ached and my yet-to-be-fixed-hip was not at all happy.
Our walk rewarded us with some beautiful fresh Spring flowers – the May blossom was fabulous and we saw our first Bluebells.
Beautiful May blossom
First Bluebells of the season
3 Taking a side path, we noticed an old building which I went into to explore. What a fabulous place for kids to play to use their imaginations.
Wall covered in ivy
A number of people have asked me for patterns I have used so I have created a new page called Creative Projects. Do have a look! The pattern for the KnitzTanzania baby outfit is there and the page will grow.
1 We had a delightful visitor in the field behind our garden this morning – a female Roe Deer. She watched us for a while and then went across the field and up through the hedge to the cricket ground…… We have lived in this house for more than six years and have never seen a deer in the field before – a very rare treat!
Female Roe Deer
2 I had lunch with a good friend today and then went for a walk round Castle Drive to see the bluebells and treated myself to an ice-cream!
Bank of Bluebells
Cornish ice-cream with St Anthony Lighthouse in the distance
3 Another Knit and Natter Night tonight and another piece finished by M. As we knitted for peace we were able to watch a beautiful sunset.