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Grape Hyacinths, Robin and Libraries

These beauties are on top of a Cornish hedge on our walk up from town.

Cornish hedge with Muscari and Celandines

Robins often take a rest on Welly Dog before going to the feeders. This was in driving rain.

Robin in the rain

Libraries are so vital to the health of the nation.

Libraries!

English teacher hat on! Albert Einstein needs capital letters!

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2019 in environment, garden, Photography

 

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In A Window, Front Garden and My Stone

Down an alley in town, in a window high up above the people, was a forgotten Father Christmas figure looking out down the alley .

Leftover Father Christmas

Our front garden is full of Daffodils underneath the Silver Birch and near the  dark purple Pittosporum.

Daffodils in the front garden

I found a Kernow Rock in town a couple of days ago. I’m going to take that one into Truro tomorrow. I found a small rock in our garden, washed and painted it and today took it to hide in a Cornish hedge…….. It is turquoise with the words ‘Be kind. Be happy’ written on it.

My stone

 

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Magnolia, Cornish Hedge and Preparation

1   Walking down to buy some chocolate (of which, more later) I passed a glorious Magnolia Stellata glowing in the afternoon sunshine.

Magnolia Stellata

Magnolia Stellata

2    Along the top of a neighbour’s Cornish hedge there is a mass of Primroses of various shades – just beautiful.

Along the top of the hedge

Along the top of the hedge

3   As it is April Fools’ Day tomorrow and we have our Grandchildren staying I decided to do something my Dad once did for us four kids. I blew four large eggs, saving the contents for a Frittata for lunch tomorrow, melted the milk chocolate I had been out to buy and very carefully filled the empty egg shells with chocolate. Tomorrow, when the rest of the family are cutting the tops off their boiled eggs with ease, those eggs will be very hard!  They will, of course, be served so that the hole doesn’t show.IMG_4766

 

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Felting Fun, Fresh Eggs and A Cornish Hedge

1    Last week I taught my lovely friend how to embroider and this week she has taught me how to felt a picture and what a delightful morning we had! I took with me a photo of one of our favourite places, Porthcurno Beach, and learned how to build up the felting to create the  picture.

Porthcurno taken from The Minack Theatre

Porthcurno taken from The Minack Theatre

I still have to add some embroidery, but for a first attempt, I am really pleased and so was my teacher!

My first attempt at felting

My first attempt at felting

2   Their hens are laying again so I came away with a half dozen beautiful eggs, two of which, the big blue ones, we had poached on Bubble and Squeak for our supper – delicious!

3   Driving home up the lanes, I was able to stop to take a photo of this gorgeous Cornish hedge. I love Primroses!

Primroses in the hedge

Primroses in the hedge

 

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Winter Dawn, Catkins and Cornish Hedge

1    I really enjoy being able to see the dawn at this time of year without having to get up early! I love the dark grey clouds here contrasting with the sky blue and the orange with the horizon still black.

Beautiful dawn sky

Beautiful dawn sky

2   We had a delightful walk around Trelissick this morning with L and Grand-Baby B and I was surprised to see Hazel catkins so early.

Hazel catkins

Hazel catkins

3  The Cornish hedge had a Spring-like feel to it too with the young green Fern fronds and the Pennyworts in abundance.

Cornish hedge greenery

Cornish hedge greenery

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Pattern 2

Cornish hedges are different! To many they may appear to be walls but they are called hedges. There are many different patterns of hedges and these are just a few from nearby us. If you want to know more about their history, construction or wildlife, have a look here 

 

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Purple, White and Green

Serendipitously, the first photographs I took today on my walk to town were one each of purple, white and green – which you will know, if you follow, are the colours of the Suffragettes and as such are part of my family history.

1  The purple of the Tibuchina Urvilleana in the front garden was quite startling this morning as there are six new flowers on this amazing plant.

2   Coming back up the hill, I saw this very small white flower growing out of a Cornish hedge, so delicate, so beautiful.

3    The moss on the hedges was a vibrant green and had numerous tiny and fragile-looking flowers, each with a drop of dew on the end, standing up against the light.

Lastly, between the stones of the hedge was this little web, all tangly and mysterious.

 

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