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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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Welly Dogs, Strange Tree and A Gift Card

Our delightful Tinners’ Hounds by David Kemp, known locally as the Welly Dogs  have been given poppies.

Tinners’ Hounds

One of our neighbours has made what I am calling their Sea side tree, covered as it is with shells, fishing floats and nets, pebbles, rope, flippers and goggles!

Sea side tree

Our Christmas cards have arrived today and along with each pack comes a free gift card. I particularly like this one in purple, white and green. For the last few years we have bought our cards from Sreepur Village. The cards are handcrafted by the women of the village and are a vital supplement to very basic family budgets and all proceeds from the sale go back to the village. You can find out more at www.sreepurcards.org

Sreepur gift card

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2017 in art, Beauty, Cornwall, Photography, Redruth, sculpture

 

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Meeting Welly-Dog, In the Bath and Preview

We have had another fleeting and very lovely visit from Daughter No 3 and family en route back from the Scilly isles where they had a brilliant holiday.     LiveWire no 4 loves our garden, can name lots of flowers including Three Cornered Leek and enjoyed chatting to Welly-Dog.

Later, after they had gone, I discovered some of the bath toys abandoned after her bath this morning.

This evening we went to the Preview of an Open Studio show by our lovely friend, Nicky. Beautiful work and lots of red spots already!

 

 

 

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Bill’s Bequest – Thank You

Our lovely neighbour, Bill-next-door,  left me something in his will and I am quite overwhelmed. I can’t find words tonight. Simply, here is my very special gift of an original Tinner’s Hound, known to us all locally as a Welly Dog, given to me by Bill.

My Welly Dog

I will tell you more tomorrow.

 

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Buttons, Tinners’ Hounds and Ferns

I discovered a new shop in town today, The Craft Collective, where most things have been made in Cornwall but not all – there were some gorgeous African buttons  made by Thalia-Mai Nero.

I have shown you our Welly Dogs before but I love them so much, here they are again! Made by David Kemp, they are really called the Tinners’ Hounds and were fashioned from miners’ boots and then cast.


Walking home I found ferns on a wall, and a lone lost bloom on the path.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2016 in art, Beauty, Cornwall

 

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Yarn Bombing

Someone has posted a photo of our Welly Dogs who have been decorated for Christmas. I really need to get into town to see them.

The Tinners’ Hounds by David Kemp, a much loved feature in our town, Redruth, Cornwall.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2015 in art, Redruth, sculpture, Uncategorized

 

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Barbara Hepworth, Graffiti Grannies and Driftwood Dragon

1   St Ives was our destination today, by train along one of the most beautiful coastlines. St Ives itself is very beautiful and one of the highlights for me is always our visit to the Barbara Hepworth Studio and Garden.

From the train from Lelant to St Ives, one of the best train rides ever

First view of St Ives

Buskers along the sea path

Barbara Hepworth garden

Shadows on a sculpture

Sculpture 28

2   By the time we went back along to catch the train home, some Graffiti Grannies had been busy yarn bombing the rails!

Graffiti Grannies’ handiwork

3   Two sculptures for you, one, on St Ives railway station by David Kemp who made the Tinners Hounds in Redruth town centre and this driftwood one which I’ve posted before but in case you missed it, here it is again, St George and the Dragon. I love it!

‘A School of Palletes’ by David Kemp

I just want to show you this extra photo from yesterday which delighted me. It was taken near the Lizard Lighthouse.

Bird on a bramble

If you have read this far, a question for you….  I’ve decided I don’t really like the Gallery way of presenting a series of photos as they cannot be enlarged as much to see detail. What do you think?

One from yesterday that I don’t think was served well by putting it into a Gallery.

Lost bucket

 

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