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Kite, Purple Flower and Arch

A local farmer uses a kite as a bird scarer. I caught it here, early morning not night,  against the trees.

There are lots of these purple flowers along our walk on the Great Flat Lode which look like spineless thistles but I haven’t been able to identify them  yet.

Storms over the winter took our arch down. The lovely Mr S has been building a new one and today added the top to the four posts and I am delighted to have the structure back in our garden. When it is finished with its trellis sides,  we can untie the Wisteria to go over the top, the Clematis to go through the trellis and the Peaceful Garden with the bench and sculpture will become a hidden spot again.

 

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Squirrel, Easter Eggs and A Tree

There’s a cheeky squirrel who visits us now and again, especially when we have just put out a fat cake for the birds. Once he ran off with the whole thing! Here he is poised to come further into the garden.

The children across the road have hung big Easter eggs in their tree for the Easter egg hunt that children are doing on their exercise walks around.

We love the ancient trees on our walk around the Great Flat Lode trail.

A few days ago I showed you the chocolate cake I had made. Here now is the recipe, so quick, easy and delicious.

Jamie’s Quick Chocolate Cake

 

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Today’s Walk

Please join us on today’s walk, wild flowers, a view of the sea, of Carn Brea, of our house and a horse called Zeita…….  Click on any photo for a bigger version and the caption.

 

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Passion, Perfume and Puddle

Regular readers will know both that I love Gorse (Furze) flowers and the Cornish saying that Kissing is only out of fashion  “When the furze is out of bloom;” that is to say, never!

Turning one corner on our walk we smelled a delicious perfume, not the gorse which does smell of honey, but we think, the bank of pink flowers we passed. I don’t know what they are but hope Jude may be able to help.

The walk along the Flat Lode Trail was very muddy and the bigger puddles reflected the scudding clouds very clearly.

 

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Shadows, Raindrops and Blue Sky

Going down the lane towards St Euny Church for our walk today, the low sun shadows were beautiful.

I love raindrops highlighted by the sun.

Raindrops

Although it was very cold and the wind bitter, there was a wonderfully blue sky and when caught in sunbeams, a lovely feeling of apricity.

Yellow gorse and blue sky

Wheal Uny

 

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Walk Around the Back

After another wild and very wet night, the sun shone by about midday and we went for a walk up along the Great Flat Lode trail that is right behind our house. It’s a good stomp for finding beautiful things!

Reflection in a puddle

Cow parsley

Mossy tree trunks

 

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Great Flat Lode, Porthtowan Beach and Dinner

This morning we walked around the back up to Wheal Uny (where the Heligan Giant used to live!), came home for lunch and a play and then went off to Porthtowan for a last family outing to the beach as half the family leave tomorrow after Birthday Breakfast.  Click on any photo in the gallery for more detail.

Dinner last night, a fabulous Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne, was cooked by M, our eldest daughter, tonight’s, Barbequed Chicken, is being cooked by our son-in-law, L and tomorrow’s is being cooked by D&A, a Senegalese dish for my birthday dinner. Aren’t they all just lovely?!

 

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St Uny Engine House, The Heligan Giant and The Mud Maid

We have had the most beautiful day today! First we had a walk along the Flat Lode Trail to find a tin mine for Jake and this afternoon we went off to The Lost Gardens of Heligan to find the Giant and the Mud Maid.

I’m going to tell it through photos – enjoy! Click on the first one and then click the arrows on the right to get the whole story.

And now they’ve gone home and the house feels very quiet and empty!

 

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