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Rainbow Colours, Edward Thomas and Leftover Snow

I’ve been sorting through my fabric stash for stuff that I can put into the sewing box for LiveWire 3. I think the felt will be the best for her, both bright and easy to sew.

Felt colours for T

As I am writing this post, an Edward Thomas poem has been read on the news with a comment that the thaw is now happening over most of the UK. About time for some further North, where there have even been airdrops of essential foodstuffs in Cumbria, to villages cut off for 5 days.

Thaw by Edward Thomas

Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
The speculating rooks at their nests cawed

And saw from elm-tops, delicate as flower of grass,
What we below could not see, Winter pass.

Delightful isn’t it, the thought that the rooks are observing the coming of Spring which we, as yet, can’t always see.

Here is another shot of Godrevy taken a couple of days ago when the last shreds of snow were still to thaw.

Thawing snow at Godrevy

 

 

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What a Difference a Day Makes!

After four freezing snow and wind-filled days, first there was rain to melt most of the snow and then glorious and truly warm sunshine so off we went for a walk along the coast at Godrevy. It was a gloriously peaceful walk given the past four rather fraught days.

Leftover snow and the Godrevy lighthouse

Haematopus ostralegus, Oyster catchers on a rock with Gulls who have just landed

From Godrevy across to St Ives in warm winter sun

Seal – look at his whiskers!

We met a beautiful dog who was having a wonderful time dashing about but who stopped and posed for us when asked by his owner!

Jake, who is blind

 

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St Ives and Tonight’s Show

To whet your appetite, one photo of St Ives. I am pretty tired after tonight’s show. I’ll add photos tomorrow.

St Ives lighthouse with Godrevy behind

 

 
 

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Thrift, Blue Seas and Zig Zag Way

A friend told me that the Sea Thrift at Godrevy is very lovely this year so as we were in that direction for an appointment we called by and it was just stunningly beautiful! Join us in this gallery as we walk on the cliff tops there and at Hell’s Mouth ending up driving towards Portreath. This post is especially for my lovely friend, N, who is away from home just now.

Tonight we have been to St Euny Church which was the venue for Zig Zag Way, a play about Cornish miners in Mexico. It was brilliant!DSCN1587

The sky as we came out of the Church was just gorgeous.DSCN1596

 

 

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Tulips, Eggs and Crashing Waves

The tulips that I was given over a week ago are fading but still lovely.

Last three tulips

Last three tulips

We had scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning as I blew the eggs for my Easter treat for the Grandchildren, two of whom arrive tomorrow evening. Here I am filling the shells with chocolate the way my Dad did for us. I will let you know how they are received on Saturday morning.

Filling the egg shells

Filling the egg shells

Eggs in egg cups

Eggs in egg cups

It was full tide at Godrevy and the waves were crashing magnificently, almost obscuring the lighthouse at one point.

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse hidden by waves

Godrevy Lighthouse hidden by waves

 

 

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Pied Wagtail, Seals and A Robin

All today’s beautiful things come from our walk around Godrevy this morning, at first in bright sunshine and then in grey clould, hence the difference in the colour of the water!  Join us on our walk and click on any photo for more detail. It was the first time we had seen seals frolicking in the waters before the island is reached. The usual crowd were on their beach on the far side.

 

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Rainbow, Lighthouse, Dandelion and Cornish Sign

1   It was a gloriously sunny morning and the Rainbow Maker that I was given for Mother’s Day worked properly for the first time throwing rainbows right through the house to the front door.

Rainbows have travelled all the way through the house

Rainbows have travelled all the way through the house

Rainbow on the front door

Rainbow on the front door

2   It was so lovely that I took myself off to Godrevy for a walk and, I hoped, a sit and knit in the sun session but by the time I got there it was cloudy and cool!

Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy Lighthouse

3   This dandelion cheered me!

Fabulous detail

Fabulous detail – squiggly stamens and a fly

4   As you drive away from Godrevy, where surfers have a fabulous time whatever the weather, there is this splendid road sign.

End of surfing zone!

End of surfing zone!

Posting early as going to another Knit and Natter session for Wool Against Weapons tonight.

 

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