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Community Garden, Thistle and Surfer

I went singing at the Eco Park today to learn ‘Lean on Me’ for a community sing on World Refugee Day. Watch this space! Their community garden is developing well.

I love the thistle heads at this time of year.

Thistle head

This evening I went for a second session to learn the song along with about 30 others. (There will be a video in time. ). This evening the session was at the Blue Bar so the lovely Mr S and went early to have our supper there first. We always enjoy being by the sea and watching the surfers.

Lone surfer

 

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Porthtowan, Wild Garden and Gerbera

Despite the mizzle, we went down to the beach today and had a lovely time.  

In the village I found this pretty wild patch.  

We visited a lovely friend this afternoon and her previous visitors had brought her a gorgeous bunch of Gerbera. 

 

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2016 in Beauty, Cornwall, friendship

 

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Frost, Crocus and The Beach

1  We woke to a clear, bright and frosty morning – no rain!

Frost patterns

Frost patterns

Frost droplets on the grass

Sunlit frost droplets on the grass

2    In fact, it has been a glorious day with sun that warmed us up, encouraged the crocuses to open right up and encouraged lots of families to go to the beach to play. Our closest beach and one of our favourites has been stripped of its sand by the relentless storms of this winter.  I have known this beach for over forty years and have never seen it like this before. We hope that over the next few months the tides bring back all our soft, golden sand. However, the Grandchildren dug channels and redirected the streams and made dams and were happiness personified in the delight they showed playing by the sea!

Crocus wide open in the sun

Crocus wide open in the sun

 

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Gladioli, Beach Walk and An Engine House

1   Last night, the friends who came to dinner brought us some beautiful Gladioli in purple, white and green as they know what these colours mean to me. Thank you P&A!

Gladioli, in purple, white and green

Gladioli, in purple, white and green

2  It’s officially the first day of Autumn today and in temperatures of 22C, we walked from Porthtowan along the beach at low tide  to Chapelporth.   Surfers surfed, children played, dogs paddled, girls rode by on their horses and people, like us, walked the length of the beach in the Autumn sunshine. I love the sound of the waves breaking on the beach. It’s a sound I grew up with and  I relish every moment I can be by the sea and listen to the soughing of the waves onto the beach………

3    Seeing Towanroath Shaft Pumping Engine House at Wheal Coates from the beach shows just how much on the edge of the cliff the mine was. I posted two photos of the engine house from the top of the cliffs here if you missed them. One is mine of sunset at the engine house and the other, by Tim Martindale, is of the Milky Way behind the engine house and is just awesome!

Wheal Coates from the beach below

Wheal Coates from the beach below

We are getting very excited about our New England in the Fall holiday!

 

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Helping, Beaching and Warming Up

1    There’s always loads of washing when the little ones are here but also willing helpers to put it up on the rack. The little Christmas tree hat I made is still a favourite!

T helping to hang up the washing

T helping to hang up the washing on the old rack

Off shore wind and a cold April sea

Off shore wind and a cold April sea

J off to find creatures living in the rock pools

J off to find creatures living in the rock pools

T on the beach

T on the beach for a few cold moments

2   Despite the bitter wind, a visit to the beach at Porthtowan is a vital component of a family holiday so off we went. J, his Daddy and Mr S went off rock pooling and we gave up and went to the cafe where …..

3  …….. hot chocolates went down very well.

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

 

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Dandelions, Porthtowan and Hot Chocolate with Ammar

1  I love the vibrant beauty of dandelions!

These were growing at the side of the beach in Porthtowan.

2   We determined to go to the beach at Porthtowan whatever the weather today and, although a bit chilly, we had lots of fun. Jake in his little wet-suit, played in the very cold water!

Jake in the stream

Tabitha loved running about on the sand

3   We followed these adventures with beautiful hot chocolates at The Blue Bar Porthtowan where we met Claire and Ammar which was rather special.

Hot Chocolate

Jake cooling his hot chocolate down

Playing with Ammar

PS The lovely Anni of  http://globalanni.wordpress.com/ has very kindly nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger award about which I am delighted and which I will sort out when the family have gone home. Thank you very much, Anni!

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2012 in awards, family, flowers, Food, nature, Porthtowan

 

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