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Shades of Yellow

Our walk today was highlighted by yellows, started after I spotted the yellow Holly leaf. After that, the yellows just shone out at us.

This afternoon, the yellow theme continued as I worked on some embroidery, a Christmas present for one of our LiveWires.

 

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Catching Up On Three Days

5th June

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

6th June   I baked a cake to sell at a Ceilidh that was held last night to raise funds for a volunteering trip to Uganda.

Victoria Sponge to sell at the ceilidh

Victoria Sponge to sell at the ceilidh

Beautiful hedgerow flowers for the tables

Beautiful hedgerow flowers for the tables

Today – the sun is shining and this Iris has bloomed.

Iris

Iris

 

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Honeysuckle Scent, Fresh Eggs and Live Music

1    Walking in Truro today, I first was struck by the overwhelming and sweet smell of honeysuckle and then saw this cheeky squirrel feeding from food left out for him or for birds – I wasn’t sure.

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

squirrel

Squirrel

2   This week’s free range eggs, bought yesterday from friends at choir, are very beautiful.

Varieties of eggs

Varieties of beautiful just-laid eggs

3   Tonight we have been to the Melting Pot to see a fabulous  group – Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra – lively and very skilled musicians from Newcastle.

Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra

Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra

 

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Sign of Spring, Fly and A New Chocolate Cake

1    The honeysuckle is beginning to bud already. I hope the promised freezing weather doesn’t do too much harm.

Honeysuckle bud

Honeysuckle bud

2    I love the iridescent colours on the body of this fly which has landed on the Cistus.

Iridescence on a fly on a Cistus flower

Iridescence on a fly on a Cistus flower

3    Today I have discovered a new cooking blog and a beautiful sounding cake, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Cake,  which I have made this afternoon.

Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

Served with raspberries and cream

Served with raspberries and cream

 

 

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Honeysuckle, Broad Beans and Grandbabies

1 The honeysuckle is looking beautiful and the bees are appreciating the blooms too.

Bumble bee on the honeysuckle

2 There was a Bumble bee on the honeysuckle but my biologist daughter tells me that this bee on the broad beans is a Honey bee. I’m not sure why, but that pleases me!

Honey bee on the broad bean flowers

3    The children came home and Tabitha raided the cupboard for the beautiful colourful cup-cake cups and Jake had fun with Lucy.

Indestructible silicone cup-cake cases

Jake having fun with his Aunty Lucy

and a question for my fellow bloggers who are gardeners – My Sprouting Broccoli is sprouting! I thought it was supposed to do this in the Winter and the Spring. Should I pinch out the tops or what? Please advise!

 
 

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