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Across, Up and Refugees

Singing by the river in Penryn on Thursday mornings is always a joy and today the views were especially glorious.

View across from the Zed Shed

Looking up the river, for Paddy

I was looking for poems about refugees this evening and remembered one by the very talented Brian Bilston. Read it down and then start at the bottom and read up – and weep.

REFUGEES

They have no need of our help
So do not tell me
These haggard faces could belong to you or me
Should life have dealt a different hand
We need to see them for who they really are
Chancers and scroungers
Layabouts and loungers
With bombs up their sleeves
Cut-throats and thieves
They are not
Welcome here
We should make them
Go back to where they came from
They cannot
Share our food
Share our homes
Share our countries
Instead let us
Build a wall to keep them out
It is not okay to say
These are people just like us
A place should only belong to those who are born there
Do not be so stupid to think that
The world can be looked at another way

(now read from bottom to top)

 

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Gylly Beach, Egret and High Tide

I had a delightful walk along Cliff Road today in bright sunshine. Unexpectedly I met a couple of lovely friends so we sat and chatted for an hour or so looking out over the sea.

Our view

I then went to Freeman’s Wharf where the lovely Mr S and daughter No1 are working on the boat. We had Cornish pasties for lunch together on the quayside and watched the Egret fishing at low tide.

Egret on the low tide mud

As I left the tide had turned and was coming in.

Reflections, tide coming in

As the workers left the yard, the tide was right up and M took this photo for me of the water lapping at the car park.

High tide at Penryn

 

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Cormorant, Bee and Spiral

It has been a beautiful day and while we were waiting to start singing this morning,  I caught this still river photo with a Cormorant sitting on a buoy.

Cormorant

Cormorant

It was so lovely that we were able to sit outside for our coffees and a bee landed on my raincoat (un-needed today!) A friend took the photo for me.

Bee

Bee

As we left I spotted this beautifully coiled rope complete with shadows because the sun was still shining. We haven’t had so much sunshine for weeks!

Coiled rope

Coiled rope

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2016 in Beauty, nature, Penryn, Photography, Postaday 2016

 

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Peace, Moon and Evening Clouds

A lovely peaceful scene outside the Zed Shed made the singing even more lovely.

The Penryn Rive

The Penryn River

The nearly moon here shone out in contrast with the evergreen and the winter branches.

Moon

Moon

There were more pretty clouds on the horizon this evening.I always wonder where a plane is going when I see a vapour trail.

Pink and grey

Pink and grey

 

 

 
 

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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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Cornish Yarn Chafer, Launch and Lovers

1   This little beetle and many of its friends have been seen in our house and I couldn’t identify it so I sent a photo to my very knowledgeable-about-all-things-wildlife son-in-law.   This is what he told me yesterday:

I think it’s a Cornish Yarn Chafer, quite common at this time of year, probably hatched from eggs laid last spring in the fleece of Cornish hill sheep with larvae able to withstand the modern wool production process, a really voracious stitch nibbler.

Rhagium mordax

Rhagium mordax

2     I was at The Penryn River today to watch our boat being launched into the water after its stay in the shipyard over the winter.  Here it goes up the river to our mooring nearer to Falmouth.

Skippalong on her way up The Penryn River

Skippalong on her way up The Penryn River

3   While I was waiting, I was watching a family of swans on the river, the parents and four one year old cygnets. I was lucky enough to catch the parents chirruping at each other and making a love-heart!

Two swans making a heart shape

Two swans making a heart shape

The cygnets

The cygnets

 

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