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Sunshine, Ice, Green Stuffs and Beyond (Weekly Photo Challenge)

1    There was sunshine for a while today and it made a reflection of our little Bluebird glass etching. I had to be quick! When I tried to take a second photo it had disappeared.

Glass etching of  Blue-tits

Glass etching of Blue-tits

Reflection of the glass etching

Reflection of the glass etching

2    We had a brief walk along The Great Flat Lode and the lovely Mr S spotted these icicles made of sap! The tree had been severely cut back and was weeping and its tears had frozen into beautiful icicles.

Sap icicles

Sap icicles

There were some lovely patterns in the puddles too.

Patterns in the ice

Patterns in the ice

3    So much green stuff is flourishing despite the freezing temperatures – mosses, lichen, gorse…

Moss and lichen

Moss and lichen

One drop of water on the moss

One drop of water on the moss

Furry moss

Furry moss

Look carefully beyond the gorse to the moon in the sky

Look carefully beyond the gorse to the moon in the sky

PS  For those who asked, The Old Tyre Swingers were brilliant – full of life and crazy music that no-one could keep still!

The Old Tyre Swingers from California at The Melting Pot last night

The Old Tyre Swingers from California at The Melting Pot at Krowji last night


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Present of a Rainbow, Graffiti Grannys, Poem for Remembrance Day and Windy Walk

1   A beautiful thing when I opened up the computer this morning – a rainbow for me from a good friend. Thank you, John.

Rainbow from John R

2   A message from another friend, Shelagh, in Vermont alerted me to a brilliant piece of work by The Graffiti Grannys – a Union Jack decorated with knitted and crocheted poppies put up on a fence outside the Parish Church in Camborne, 10 minutes away from us. We set off to find it but at 12.15 it had already been taken down even though the Remembrance Day parade was only just finishing. These photos then, sadly, are not mine. Thank you to the photographer.

Graffiti Grannys’ flag

3   This is a very beautiful poem from WW1 which I hope you will like too. It’s by Margaret Postgate Cole, a pacifist, a feminist, an atheist and a socialist (so a fair amount in common with me then! I wish I also had her facility with words.)

The Falling Leaves

Today, as I rode by,
I saw the brown leaves dropping from their tree
In a still afternoon,
When no wind whirled them whistling to the sky,
But thickly, silently,
They fell, like snowflakes wiping out the noon;
And wandered slowly thence
For thinking of a gallant multitude
Which now all withering lay,
Slain by no wind of age or pestilence,
But in their beauty strewed
Like snowflakes falling on the Flemish clay.

Sea, sky and sunshine on St Ives across the bay

4    After our walk in Camborne we went down to Hayle where the sea and sky together were very beautiful and all our cobwebs were blown away!

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Shadows, Skies and Another Simple Supper

1   We have shadows! We have sun – therefore we have some beautiful shadows.

Shadow of a self-sown unknown flower

Fern shadow

Pink Campion with shadow

2    Along with sun we have had the most beautiful blue skies.

Sky through the Cedrus Atlantica Glauca

Sky through a beautiful clematis

3   Beautifully simple supper of Roasted Vegetables with Halloumi which we ate in the evening sun.

Roasted Vegetables with Halloumi


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Tomatoes in the Sunlight, Fresh Washing and Sunshine on the Fence

1   Going into the kitchen very early this morning, the sun was streaming in and just caught these beautiful baby tomatoes in their bowl making them glow.

Early morning sunbeams on the Pomodorinos

2   I love the smell of washing dried outdoors in the wind and sun. I take in lungfuls of the smell!

3    As you can see, I’m just a bit obsessed by the sunshine today! Here’s the setting sun on the fence making that glow.

Fence glowing in the setting sun


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