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Sunset, Spiders and Sweet Peas

Last night’s sunset was very dramatic. We walked up to Wheal Coates by Chapel Porth to watch the sun sink into the sea only there was a bank of cloud to prevent us doing that. Nevertheless, the sunset was beautiful!
I went out into the garden to pick Sweet peas for a very old friend that we were going to visit this afternoon and found three different spiders enjoying them.  The bunch we took filled the car with their perfume.

 

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Rock Pool, Stone Cairn and Thrift

1   We’ve spent the evening at Chapelporth and found something delicately beautiful and purple floating in a rock pool.

Jellyfish?

Jellyfish?

2   Someone had built a little cairn out of lovely beach pebbles. This photo was taken from ground level with the lovely Mr S and my brother as tiny figures far away behind the stones.

Stone cairn in the setting sun

Stone cairn in the setting sun

3   Walking up to Wheal Coates, the thrift flowers have faded but their seed heads looked gorgeous against the evening sun and with the blue/white waves crashing below.

Thrift seed heads on the cliff top

Thrift seed heads on the cliff top

 

 

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Dawn, French Apple Tarts and A Wild Sea

1   I was up early this morning and caught the touch a of a dawn sky.

Dawn at the back of our house

Dawn at the back of our house

2  Cooking up a storm for tonight and having some sweet pastry leftover, I made some delicious little French Apple Tarts.

Mini French Apple Tarts

Mini French Apple Tarts

3   We went off to the sea this afternoon in a howling gale (but I needed the sea!) and found the car park as busy as a summer afternoon. Everyone had come to see the full tide in a wild on shore wind. The waves were HUGE and I feared for the little dog hunting rabbits on the edge of the cliff – he was okay!

Wild seas at Chapelporth

Wild seas at Chapelporth

Foamy seas at Chapelporth

Foamy seas at Chapelporth

Dog on the cliffs

Dog on the cliffs

 

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Gladioli, Beach Walk and An Engine House

1   Last night, the friends who came to dinner brought us some beautiful Gladioli in purple, white and green as they know what these colours mean to me. Thank you P&A!

Gladioli, in purple, white and green

Gladioli, in purple, white and green

2  It’s officially the first day of Autumn today and in temperatures of 22C, we walked from Porthtowan along the beach at low tide  to Chapelporth.   Surfers surfed, children played, dogs paddled, girls rode by on their horses and people, like us, walked the length of the beach in the Autumn sunshine. I love the sound of the waves breaking on the beach. It’s a sound I grew up with and  I relish every moment I can be by the sea and listen to the soughing of the waves onto the beach………

3    Seeing Towanroath Shaft Pumping Engine House at Wheal Coates from the beach shows just how much on the edge of the cliff the mine was. I posted two photos of the engine house from the top of the cliffs here if you missed them. One is mine of sunset at the engine house and the other, by Tim Martindale, is of the Milky Way behind the engine house and is just awesome!

Wheal Coates from the beach below

Wheal Coates from the beach below

We are getting very excited about our New England in the Fall holiday!

 

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