Tag Archives: Spring Flowers

Tulip, Tete a Tete and More Lambs

Some of our tulips are flowering already. They are gorgeous but have stems only 3-4″ high and they look very odd…….

The Tete a Tete in the front garden are flowering too.

More lambs for you. You may need to turn the sound down.


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Today, Springtime Walk and A Recipe

Today is World Happiness Day and the Vernal Equinox.  In these difficult times, let me show you the lambs that appeared in the back field today.  It’s Spring.

It was a beautiful morning and we went on our regular walk, a short stretch of the Flat lode Trail. Please join us, especially if you are having to stay indoors, on this lovely full-of-Springtime walk.

A couple of my Dear Readers asked for the recipe for my Special Brownies which I showed you yesterday.  You and they, can now find the recipe here.



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Border, Church Tower and Biscuits

The following is our view from the kitchen of part of our Spring border – Narcissi, Cyclamen, Tete a Tete, Fritillara and  Muscari, all topped by our comedy and tragedy sculpture.  Later the Clematis plants (just beginning to sprout)  will cover the trellis.

We had a short drive out today, passing by St Day Old Church and we stopped so that I could get a photo of its most unusual tower.

I made us a treat today. We used to call these Swap Shop biscuits as the recipe cam from that children’s programme when our four were little. I adapted the recipe as I didn’t have any Sweet Tea biscuits or Digestives to crush so I smashed up a few trifle sponges and used oats to make up the weight. I added slices of ginger and slivered almonds to the raisins and it is totally delicious! In fact, with all that fruit, the nuts and the oats, it can be considered a healthy treat!!


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Penryn River, Planters and A Valentine

It has been a glorious Spring day and after singing, I took this photo down the river.

Down the Penryn River

Walking through Penryn today my eye was caught by these delightful planters. The spot of pink on the left is a Fuchsia flower.

Penryn planters

I made a Valentine present for the lovely Mr S.

Stained glass heart


Posted by on February 14, 2019 in Cornwall, glass, nature, Photography, Postaday 2019


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Signs of Spring and A Door

Walking up from town today we passed a couple of gardens where Spring was beginning to show – a Crocus in bloom and a Daffodil about to do the same.

First Crocus

Early Daffodil

I am having to use my camera phone as my camera has broken – my new camera, bought in October. It let me down before Christmas and I have been struggling on since, feeling very frustrated. I kept getting a ‘lens error’ message so we went to Exeter last week to take it back, under warranty, and it is being sent back to Canon. I am not happy about it! Apparently this is a common error so I am awaiting their response. I am looking for another camera – outrageous I know but I am lost without a decent camera and repair, even if they agree to do it, could take 3 weeks or more! In the meantime, I am using my camera phone and not happy with the results so here I go again, researching the possibilities. I loved my old Nikon and may get another…….

We passed this door on our way up the hill – Christmas still here!

Christmas door down the road



Window, Tulips and A Glass of Wine

I noticed a very pretty stained glass window in our lovely town for the first time today.

Our Tulip border is looking gorgeous, just one rogue red one among the pale pink and white ones. The purple ones are only just starting to bloom and the blue Muscari are finishing off. I do love Spring flowers.

It has been a glorious day today and the first where we could sit out quite late with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. It is beginning to feel like the beginning of Summer!  Our friend, Shelagh, tell us it is snowing again in Vermont!


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Pram, Bow and Crocuses

I loved seeing this pram at a secondhand dealer on the way into town, not quite a Silver Cross but a reminder of what prams used to be like!


Walking home along Lovers’ Lane I spotted a beautiful little bow that someone must have lost on her way to school. If you look closely you can see strands of fine child’s hair still attached. I put it on the Lovers’ Lane road sign in the hope that she will spot it on her way home.


What a glorious patch of purple crocuses in a neighbour’s garden!



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Lover’s Lane, e e cummings and Knitting

I walked up from town via Lovers’ Lane this morning and so enjoyed the Spring flowers in the Cornish hedges.








Today’s poem by e e cummings is just perfect for this bright and lovely Spring day and all the beautiful Spring flowers that I have just shown you. It was so warm as I walked home this morning that I had to take off both my coat and my cardigan! There is such vitality in this poem that has such a springy rhythm and such delightful use of alliteration and repetition.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Keep dancing!

when faces called flowers float out of the ground – ee cummings

when faces called flowers float out of the ground
and breathing is wishing and wishing is having-
but keeping is downward and doubting and never
-it’s april(yes,april;my darling)it’s spring!
yes the pretty birds frolic as spry as can fly
yes the little fish gambol as glad as can be
(yes the mountains are dancing together)

when every leaf opens without any sound
and wishing is having and having is giving-
but keeping is doting and nothing and nonsense
-alive;we’re alive,dear:it’s(kiss me now)spring!
now the pretty birds hover so she and so he
now the little fish quiver so you and so i
now the mountains are dancing, the mountains)

when more than was lost has been found has been found
and having is giving and giving is living-
but keeping is darkness and winter and cringing
-it’s spring(all our night becomes day)o,it’s spring!
all the pretty birds dive to the heart of the sky
all the little fish climb through the mind of the sea
all the mountains are dancing;are dancing)

I recently discovered a new group nearby, Caring Crafters of Cornwall,  who knit for premature babies at our local hospital so have made ready a collection for delivery. Here are little hats in varying sizes and a tiny blanket.IMG_9851 IMG_9853




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Spring Flowers and a Dog in the Churchyard

Walking around St Euny Churchyard again this afternoon, there were more and more signs of Spring.



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Solitary Walk Through The Churchyard in Spring – Weekly Photo Challenge

I was on my own for most of today and went for a quiet walk through St Euny graveyard, a most peaceful and tranquil time. My only companions were the birds, including a Jay, a couple of fast moving rabbits and a Hare whose huge ears were listening intently as I tried to get his photo into focus! The Bluebells and the Three Cornered Leek were in abundance with Red Campion and Primroses still making their mark. There had been a wedding recently and I dedicate this post to Ute, a friend I have made over the blogosphere, who was married in this Church here in Redruth.  Click on any photo to see the detail, especially the Jay and the Hare!

You can find some more super entries  in this challenge here.


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