On my two mile walk back from delivering our car to the garage early this morning, I was, as always, keeping a lookout for lovely things and I found them!
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Join us on our day out – to St Ives on the train, one of the best rides ever along the Cornish coast, in St Ives, to Mounts Bay and thence to Chysauster Ancient Village, home for a break and on up to Carn Brea and home for a relaxed and happy dinner with delicious fresh Runner Beans from the garden. Click on any photo for more detail.
Before supper tonight at The Blue Bar we walked on the beach and passed by a Teddy Bear being hauled up the beach on a miniature surfboard.
Driving home from Porthtowan it is always a joy to see Carn Brea with its castle and monument.
A lovely friend brought me an enormous bunch of Brodiaea which are now on the hall table in a beautiful Jane Hamlyn pot.
We had a windy walk around Carn Brea today, away from everything, to allow my brain to settle down! St Euny Church can be seen among the trees from our vantage point at the top. On a clear day the sea can be seen on the North and the South coasts but not today. As well as the views and the flowers I found a little heart in the dust.
Then we spotted the Sky-kiss left by vapour trails in the sky.
Friends have been so kind and loving over this whole Until the Day Break period. On the first night I was given, by J&M, a lovely bunch of purple, white and green flowers which are still going strong and on the last night, a magnet depicting the strong women we had been representing in the graveyard with our March of the Women song( from D&R) Thank you all.
I always find it fascinating to see how Carn Brea Castle and the Bassett Monument appear to change places as we go on our walk around the Great Flat Lode behind our house. Look closely in the second photo and you can see the light right through one of the castle windows.
The rain stopped and we went out round the back along a short section of The Flat Lode Trail. The Buddleia is now blooming though we didn’t see any butterflies which is quite unusual as it has the nickname Butterfly Bush. The Gorse and the Heather are in bright bloom too.
For our last walk this morning we went up to Carn Brea, a favourite of the children as the boulders are such fun to clamber over. It always intrigues me how the castle, once a Chapel built in 1379, was constructed using the huge boulders as part of the supporting wall.
A very lively and lovely puppy caught their attention for a while.
It has been a day of sunshine and showers and then this beautiful double rainbow caught quickly from the kitchen window.