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Sunbeams, Surfers and Caterpillars

1. Evening sunbeams lit up the sea as we were watching the surfers.

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2. It was hard to catch the surfers who were having a lot of fun catching the waves.

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3. There were dozens and dozens of these hairy caterpillars on the cliffs.

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Blue, Yellow and Good Advice

1   The hydrangeas are still flowering. Though most of the flowers have gone over, this one is still beautifully blue and fresh.

Blue Hydrangea

Blue Hydrangea

2   Across the road from us is a splendid Rose of Sharon covered in blossoms still.

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

3    I like this advice and try to live by it though jumping on trampolines might be a bit risky!

Watch the sun rise at least once a year

Watch the sun rise at least once a year

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Beauty, Humour, nature, photography, Postaday 2014

 

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Dew Drops, Gardening and Pasty Crimping

1   I’m not sure if it rained overnight or if these are dewdrops caught in a web. Either way, they are beautiful and diamond-like and I love them! Zoom in and see how glorious they are.

diamond drops

diamond drops

2   This quotation came my way today and it touched me.

The joy of gardening

The joy of gardening

3     Yesterday we went to the Cornish Food Festival in Truro and I watched Danish pastries being made. They were so light and delicious – we all had a small piece to taste. The Baker who made them was introduced to us (but I missed her name) as the Winner of last week’s Redruth Pasty Festival’s Crimping Competition, crimping a Cornish pasty in 3.2 seconds!!   That’s amazing!

Winner of the Pasty Crimping competition

Winner of the Pasty Crimping competition

 

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The Mud Maid, Stuffed Courgettes and Grasses

1    Our neighbours are sculptors and have just installed this beautiful Mud Maid in a private garden.  As Sue posted, “One of the most touching commissions we’ve ever had…       R has a terminal illness. She and her husband K wanted a beautiful plot for her ashes, a place where K could come and talk to her.”  Isn’t that just lovely.
The original Mud Maid is in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, as is the Heligan Giant and both of them can be seen in this post:    http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/st-uny-engine-house-the-heligan-giant-and-the-mud-maid/

Mudmaid by Sue Hill and Pete Hill

Mud Maid by Sue Hill and Pete Hill

2    The same lovely neighbour gives us vegetables grown in her allotment and with a rather large courgette I have made tonight’s meal, Stuffed Courgettes.

Stuffed Courgettes

Stuffed Courgettes

3   It has been another glorious September day and walking up from town, these Grass seed heads against the cerulean sky caught my eye.

Grass and sky

Grass and sky

 

 
 

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Tomato Torte, Billy Collins and Daisies

1   A friend passed me this recipe that she had cut out of the paper, thinking I might like to try it and it is wonderful – it tastes as good as it looks! I’ll post up the recipe soon. It is vegetarian and could be gluten free very easily.

Tomato Torte

Tomato Torte

2   I first met the poetry of Billy Collins when he did a reading at a poetry event and I just loved what I heard.  This poem comes from ‘The Art of Drowning’ and I give you just the first verse. It kind of sums up my philosophy –  get the best out of every day – find the beauty that is all around you.  Look up the rest of the poem here – it is a delight.  The last stanza is especially pleasing.

Days 

Each one is a gift, no doubt,
mysteriously placed in your waking hand
or set upon your forehead
moments before you open your eyes.

3   Our wall daisies are an enormous mound of pink and white.

Daisy clump

Daisy clump

 

 

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Gezelligheid, Chunky Cardigan and Baking

1   Gezelligheid is a Dutch noun meaning the comfort and cosiness of being at home, with friends, with loved ones or general togetherness – and I love it! It’s what we had at breakfast time yesterday morning.

2    The chunky cardigan that I knitted for Grand-baby N turned out to be too small but happily, we have another beautiful Grand-baby, B, who will love it!  We posted it off today and, as I did with the dinosaur parcel last week, I used some very old stamps bought and saved by my lovely Dad who died ten years ago. The people in the Post Office were brilliant and gave me some glue to stick them all on. That’s over £12 worth of stamps on both parcels so thanks Dad, for saving us that postage!  The bigger jacket for Grand-baby N is more than half done. I’m trying to finish it before the end of the month.

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3   I have had fun baking Lemon Shortbread biscuits today and used the delightful biscuit stamps I bought in Granollers.

Lemon Shortbread biscuits

Lemon Shortbread biscuits

 

 

 

 
 

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Breakfast, Bees and Lettuces

1   We met some lovely friends for breakfast this morning at Johnny’s in Hayle and thoroughly enjoyed our catch-up and our delicious meals. G had the American pancakes with mixed fruit and it looked fabulous! The Vegetarian Full English Breakfasts were also scrumptious. Click here and here for other posts about Johnny’s.

Beautiful breakfast!

Beautiful breakfast!

2   Bees are loving our last sunflower and getting quite dusty with the pollen.Click on the photo for the detail of the wings and the dustiness of the pollen.

Bees in the sunflower

Bees in the sunflower

3    Our lettuces are still flourishing and I just love the depth and the contrasts of the colours of the leaves.  They taste good too!

Our lettuces

Our lettuces

 

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