RSS

Tag Archives: Cormorant

Early Morning Garden, Sailing and Roses

1   I was up long before the rest of the house this morning and, inspired by one of HH’s poems, went out to photograph the garden at 6 am with the early morning sun giving everything a special glow.

Early sun on the back field

Early sun on the back field

Feather in the dewy grass - do zoom in on this one. It's gorgeous!

Feather in the dewy grass – do zoom in on this one. It’s gorgeous!

Clematis seed head

Clematis seed head

Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos

Grasses in the field behind us

Grasses in the field behind us

 

2    We’ve been on the water for six hours today, Day 2 of our RYA Level 2 Sailing Course, and learned so much our brains are spinning! The views were spectacular!

St Anthony Lighthouse

St Anthony Lighthouse

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle

Cormorant warming   her wings

Cormorant warming her wings

3   At lunchtime we sat in the little park that surrounds the Killigrew Monument about which you can find some entertaining history here. The whole place is smothered in beautiful climbing roses and smells quite delicious. At the end of the day, Gyllyngvase Beach and the water were full of happy people.

Roses all along the path

Roses all along the path

Fun in the water at Gyllyngvase Beach

Fun in the water at Gyllyngvase Beach

 

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Waterbirds, Comfort Food and A Present

1    After choir, I was catching a quiet moment by the side of the river when I saw a fat, gingery looking bird with enormous webbed feet perched on a rusty buoy.  Though it had something of the Cormorant about it, I didn’t really recognise it and only discovered that it was a very young Cormorant when I checked it online.

Bird life on the Penryn River

Bird life on the Penryn River

Very fat young cormorant

Very fat young cormorant

2    There are times when only comfort food will do! My CF of choice this lunchtime was Semolina with Jam, proper nursery food and made in a moment and with Strawberry Freezer Jam at the ready in the freezer.  I was enchanted by the ice-crystals on the jam so had to wait to have my pudding until I had taken this photo!

Ice crystals on my strawberry freezer jam

Ice crystals on my strawberry freezer jam

Semolina with a dollop of Strawberry Freezer jam

Semolina with a dollop of Strawberry Freezer Jam

3    Our Christmas present arrived form America this afternoon having had some contretemps with the Customs Office for some unfathomable reason. It is a beautiful bread basket with a clay insert which you heat in the oven and then it keeps the bread warm as long as necessary. It is both beautiful and useful thus satisfying the words of  William Morris –

 “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.

Beautiful bread basket with clay warmer

Beautiful bread basket with clay warmer

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

 
%d bloggers like this: