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Goldfinches, Love and Lasagne

1   More and more Goldfinches are coming to feed each morning. This photo was taken from indoors and a long way away. You may have to click and zoom to find all six if this lovely family.

A Goldfinch family feeding

A Goldfinch family feeding

2   I like the thoughts in this little poster that was sent to me.

Do your best

Do your best

3   Supper tonight was a delicious Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne.

Golden topping

Golden topping

 

 

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Jewel Raindrops, Marmalade and Celebration

1   More rain and more jewel drops on the leaves!
Rain drops in the sun

Rain drops in the sun

2   All the fruit is now out of the freezer and 15 jars of marmalade now join the Raspberry jam on the shelves. What a glorious colour the marmalade is.
Seville Orange Marmalade

Seville Orange Marmalade

3   We are out tonight for a delicious dinner to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, off on the train to Penzance.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Beauty, nature, photography, Postaday 2014

 

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Sand Dollars, Rain and Light Balls

1   I was sorting through one of my treasure boxes today, one that I haven’t looked at for years and years and I discovered four beautiful sand dollars, three still hairy and one cleaned up by the sea. We collected them on Savannah Beach, Georgia, USA in 1980! They have been wrapped up in tissue paper for many years and it was a lovely surprise to see them again and to remember our walks along the beach. Click on any photo to see the delicate flower pattern. They really are the most beautiful things.

2   The garden is delighting in the rain and I like how the downpour has distorted the view from the kitchen.

Drenched garden

Drenched garden

3   I have loved these coloured light-balls ever since I first saw them in Truro some years ago and the other day we bought some! They are all connected up and now I just need to place them.

Light balls

Light balls

 

 

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Autumnal Colours, Sweet Peas and Raspberry Jam

1   It certainly feels Autumnal today! It’s raining and so much cooler and the leaves are beginning to turn.

Autumn Colour

First Autumn Colour

2   In a lull in the rain, I went out and collected our last few Sweet Peas. I wish you could smell them too….

Our last few Sweet Peas

Our last few Sweet Peas

3   I decided to use the Raspberries that we picked in the summer to make Raspberry Jam and Raspberry Jelly so as to free up space in the freezer. Now they can be stored in jars on the shelves and leave room for all the batch baking of dinners that I am preparing.

Today's jam and jelly

Today’s jam and jelly

 

 

 
 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette

At Chapelporth the other evening I took this photo of another photographer up high on the rocks.

Taking a photograph of a photographer at Chapelporth

Taking a photograph of a photographer at Chapelporth

This next was of balancing dancers in Falmouth last summer.

Dancers at The Pavilion in Falmouth in silhouette

Dancers at The Pavilion in Falmouth in silhouette

I love how this next silhouette of an old engine house chimney has furry edges.

Wheal Busy in silhouette

Wheal Busy in silhouette

I know this was last week’s challenge but I’ve been too busy! To see other splendid photos in this Challenge click here.

I dedicate these photos of Cornwall to my sister, Deborah, whose birthday it is today.

 

 

 

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Lovers’ Lane, Norwegian Dog and A Bee

1    The sun was lighting up Lovers’ Lane as I walked by today making it look quite delightful. Although it is still August there is a definite feeling of Autumn in the air and quite a lot of leaves are already off the trees.

Lovers' Lane in sunlight

Lovers’ Lane in sunlight

2  Lots of people were admiring a very beautiful and very big dog outside the butcher’s shop today. Apparently it is a Norwegian Hunting dog.

Norwegian Hunting dog

Norwegian Hunting dog

3   The bees were enjoying the nectar in these curly purple flowers whose name escapes me just now!

Bee with folded wings

Bee with folded wings

 

 
 

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Bird Table, Knitting and Dalai Lama

1  This morning was such a delight at our bird feeders. The Goldfinches are back for their Nyger seeds, there was a family of Great Tits busily feeding at the fat balls and a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker came  to partake of the peanuts. I didn’t have my camera with me and didn’t want to fetch it for fear I would miss the activity.

2    Last night I finished off a hat and scarf that I have made for our Granddaughter who is to move from Senegal to Spain which she will find very cold this winter. I’ve just started a chunky cardigan for her, also in her favourite colour, red!

Hat and scarf for our oldest Granddaughter

Hat and scarf for our oldest Granddaughter

3   A friend quoted the Dalai Lama today when someone questioned what we each try to do, in our own small ways, to make the world a better place:

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

 

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