Tag Archives: Penryn River

Door Stop, River View and White

There was a delightful door stop keeping the fresh air flowing in the Muddy Beach cafe after singing today. This one won’t steal your chips!

Seagull door stop

It is always lovely looking across the Penryn River.

Boats and birds

The white part of our garden is coming along well – Lupins, Poppies and White Foxgloves.

White garden



Cygnets, Cosmos and Pablo Neruda

What a delightful sight today as we were singing – cygnets on the river!  Aren’t they lovely?

Cygnets on the Penryn River

We have planted lots of Cosmos which we do every year. This year they are a special reminder of our holiday in South Africa though we didn’t see any yellow ones while away.

Yellow Cosmos

This poem from Pablo Neruda is new to me and I like it very much.

You start dying slowly
if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.

You start dying slowly
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.

You start dying slowly
If you become a slave of your habits,
Walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.

You start dying slowly
If you avoid to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.

You start dying slowly
If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love,
If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you do not go after a dream,
If you do not allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice…


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Today’s Garden, On the Water and A View

1   Just a gallery today to show you what’s in flower at the beginning of July – and we have some Sugar Snap Peas almost ready to harvest! Click on any photo for more detail.

2   Some views from the boat across to Flushing and Trefusis Point.  We just went to practise ropes and sails, not to go out this afternoon.

3  This is the view from the supermarket in Penryn, across the Penryn River.

View from the supermarket

View from the supermarket


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Extra

I was taking a photo of the boats in the Penryn River, Cornwall and saw the woman in her wellies. It wasn’t until later that I noticed the dog almost swimming out of the picture – a much valued ‘extra’.

Boats in the Penryn River - and a swimming dog on a lead!!

Boats in the Penryn River – and a swimming dog on a lead!!

For more photos in this Challenge, click here


Posted by on June 14, 2014 in Uncategorized



Rain Water Collector, Penryn River and Blue Poppy

1   Walking along the road, close to the wall in Penryn this morning, I spotted a unique rain-water collector – not conventionally ‘beautiful’ but anything that pleases me and makes me smile makes it onto these pages!

Please read carefully and enjoy

Please read carefully and enjoy

2   It is a delight every Thursday to be able to sing in harmony with others in such a beautiful place. It truly lifts the spirits.

Penryn River and swan

Penryn River and swan

3   Now our Himalayan Blue Poppy has opened too so we have white, yellow, pink, red and blue poppies all open in the garden this June.

Mecanopsis grandis

Mecanopsis grandis


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Fishing, Cucumbers and Fennel in the Rain

1   It was lovely to be back singing again and enjoying the scenes outside by the Penryn River. This family were having great fun fishing.


2   Two of our choir friends have a glut of cucumbers, roundish, yellow and quite beautiful – thank you N&G.

Yellow cucumbers

3   I love the way the delicate fronds of the fennel collect raindrops like little jewels. Click on the photo and zoom in. You can see tiny reflections of the plant in some of the raindrops.

Fennel in the rain

Fennel in the rain

This is my 700th post! That’s over 2000 beautiful things.


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Singing, Cake and Thoughtfulness

1   We had our usual singing this morning, rehearsing for our Gig tomorrow evening,  followed by a singing workshop with delicious cakes made by several members of the choir.

All that and the view of the Penryn River outside. Bliss!

The Penryn River and a beautiful yacht

The Penryn River and a beautiful yacht

I wonder where the ladder leads.....

I wonder where the ladder leads…..

2   The cakes were truly scrumptious! Thanks to all who baked.

Lemon Butter Cake

My Lemon Butter Cake

3   I love the flowers and the mosaic which cheer visitors to the hospital.

Crocuses in the hospital grounds

Crocuses in the hospital grounds

This lovely piece greets people as they enter the hospital.

This lovely piece greets people as they enter the hospital.


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