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Gatekeeper, Harbour and Lights

At the allotment this morning, a Gatekeeper butterfly was enjoying the pollinator border.

I was in Falmouth to sing at the folk club this evening. The water in the harbour near where I parked, was so still and blue and beautiful.

Leaving, in the dark, reflections of lights in the water, the same patch as in the previous photo, caught my eye.


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Singing, Harbour and Purple Flowers

It was good to be home in time for this afternoon’s concert with The Suitcase Singers and such fun to be singing in harmony with lovely people again. The audience were very appreciative, we raised a good amount for our two charities  and we all enjoyed our Cornish cream tea after singing.

Poster for this afternoon’s concert

We were overlooking the harbour from the venue and I spotted our boat despite her being without her dodgers which show her name. She, Skippalong, is in the middle of the photo.

Skippalong moored in Falmouth harbour

Walking home I passed this glorious blooming Aubretia.



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Feather, Crane and Rainbow

1   Grand-baby J’s favourite place to visit, after the beach, is the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. Walking around the outside beforehand, there were feathers floating in the harbour on the slightly oily surface. I love the reflection here and the trail as the feather has been blown along by the wind.

Floating feather on the water in Falmouth harbour

Floating feather on the water in Falmouth harbour

2   It was such a misty morning that we couldn’t even see across the harbour to Flushing.  I loved the way the crane almost vanished in the mist.

Crane at Falmouth Docks, lost in the mist

Crane at Falmouth Docks, lost in the mist

3   Grand-baby T loved seeing the fish in the underwater tidal pool in the Tidal Zone and she became very excited about the rainbow that only she could see from her lower perspective.

Rainbow at the top of the tidal pool

Rainbow at the top of the tidal pool


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Maritime Museum, Mud and Umbrellas

1    We spent the morning in the Maritime Museum in Falmouth and Jake had a lovely time.  (Click on any photo for an enlargement.)

2    We drove up to Lanhydrock to have a run around before KJ and the children went on their way. It had been raining hard and the mud was glorious!  These were the last goodbyes! We’ve had some members of the family here for just over three weeks and now they’ve all gone. We’re babysitting in London in only 10 days so it’s not too long before we see this branch of the family again.

3    It amused me at the end of the day to see all the umbrellas drying in the  Lanhydrock National Trust reception office.


Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Cornwall, Falmouth, family, senses


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Falmouth Fish Festival, Poppies and My Mum

1   We spent the morning being entertained at the Falmouth Fish Festival, sampling some delicious Cornish produce and thoroughly enjoying Squashbox Theatre, stories, music and fish facts for children of all ages!

Jake sampling some fresh mackerel

Grumpie’s Pies where we bought some beautiful pies to bring home for lunch with salad

Cornish Oak Smoked Salt

Reflections of the masts in Falmouth Harbour

2   Our poppies get better and better. Just look at the creases on the petals of the open one, the veining on the nearly open one and the dew drops on the bud – so beautiful. Click on the photos to see that beautiful detail.


Two buds

3   It’s 19 years today since my beautiful Mum died. Her love and her wisdom are still what guide me. The Forget-me-nots in my garden for her and were in bloom in her gardens for as many years as I can remember.

For my Mum xx


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