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A Walk, A Raindrop and Lemon Surprise pudding

A lovely friend  and I went for a walk today along the sands at Godrevy. It was windy and cold but sunny and glorious and it did me the power of good. Thank you N.

We stopped off for lunch at the cafe and I was delighted by the little table marker.

Coming home, there had been a heavy shower in our absence and an enormous raindrop had collected on one of the tulip leaves. Enlarge it to see amazing detail in the leaf.

This afternoon I baked another pudding, Lemon Surprise, where the surprise is that, after pouring the loose batter into the dish to bake, it magically turns into a sponge with a delicious lemony sauce underneath.  I made it for our lovely neighbours and we swapped it for some bio-char to put on the garden to help things grow!

 

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Making, Roses and A Poem

Oldest LiveWire and I have spent much of the day making one of her Christmas presents, a wooden jewellery box that needed construction and painting. It is a present from her Aunt, Uncle and Cousin in Norfolk.  N is remarkably careful and attentive to detail and all the construction is done. Tomorrow she will paint and decorate it when all the glue is thoroughly dry.

It is lovely to see yellow roses blooming.

 

New Year Resolve  by May Sarton

The time has come

To stop allowing the clutter

To clutter my mind

Like dirty snow,

Shove it off and find

Clear time, clear water.
Time for a change,

Let silence in like a cat

Who has sat at my door

Neither wild nor strange

Hoping for food from my store

And shivering on the mat.
Let silence in.

She will rarely mew,

She will sleep on my bed

And all I have ever been

Either false or true

Will live again in my head.
For it is now or not

As old age silts the stream,

To shove away the clutter,

To untie every knot,

To take the time to dream,

To come back to still water.

I really  do need to clear the clutter!

 

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Spice Mixture, Chapel Porth and A Seed Head

We are having Christmas lunch on Sunday so I have been preparing the brining mixture for the turkey – gloriously coloured and scented fruit, spices and vegetables. Late afternoon took us to Chapelporth where the waves were huge and the tide racing in at a speed that I have never seen before. It was an utterly exhilarating walk along the beach with the roar of the breakers and then up the cliff walk to Wheal Coates. There was some gorse in flower but the best things were the seed heads lit by the fading sun.  Click on any photo for the caption and to see it in its full glory!

 

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Still Waters, A Cloud and A Bunch of Flowers

Singing by The Penryn River was beautiful this morning as there was no wind and the reflections almost perfect in the still waters.

I loved the reflection of a cloud in the river.dscn6940

I heard this morning that two good friends are a bit under the weather so I found a few of our last flowers in the garden and made up a small bouquet to take down the road. Carn Brea can just be seen in the background.

The last of our flowers in a small bouquet for some under-the-weather friends

The last of our flowers in a small bouquet for some under-the-weather friends

 

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Trees, Helping Hands and Goldenboots

There were lots of winter skeleton trees and some green Cypruses, all reflected in the glass wall of a building.  

 
It was such a delight to have help while making lunch today as  the oldest of our Live-Wires chopped the red peppers for our Chicken and Red Vegetable Stew.

  
Those of you who know me well will be able to imagine my delight when I saw this shop display of beautiful Goldenboots. You will also recognise my dismay when I realised that they were simply that, a display, and not for sale. I would so love a new pair of golden Docs! 

   

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2016 in Beauty, Happiness

 

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Singing, The Penryn River and KniTZTanzania

It was another fabulous session at choir today, as always enhanced by our beautiful Choir-babies.

Big brother with six week old baby brother and Mum

Big brother with six week old baby brother and Mum

 

The weather was again crisp and bright and I just managed to get these photos before the tide went out too far.

Still waters

Still waters

Reflection in the Penryn River

Reflection in the Penryn River

One of my choir friends has been knitting for KniTZTanzania as well and brought three beautiful sets to choir to be posted along with mine today. They have gone in the post this afternoon, 11 sets all bagged up with a message of love on each bag along with the name of the knitter – that’s Jen, Pauline, Ti and me.  It is lovely to think that our little outfits will be protecting babies in Tanzania from hypothermia.

Three sets made by Pauline

Three sets made by Pauline

All bagged up and ready to go.

All bagged up and ready to go.

 

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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.

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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