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Defrosting, Cathedral Door and Shop Window

1   The defrosting breakfast blueberries developed a lovely frosty patina.

Frosty blueberries

Frosty blueberries

2   We love visiting the Cathedral in Truro for its architecture and the sense of quietude and peace that one feels in such a beautifully simple building. Here is some detail of the front door.

The front door of Truro Cathedral

The front door of Truro Cathedral

3   I love the simple philosophy of one of our favourite shops in Truro.

The Cornish Food Company

The Cornish Food Company

 

 

 

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World Peace One Day, Sunflower and I Remember the Children

The Right of Peoples to Peace

The Right of Peoples to Peace

Today is International Day of Peace and we have been very lucky as it has been a beautiful and peaceful day spent enjoying the last of the Summer sunshine and reading in the garden.

Our last Sunflower has had her face to the sun all day.

Sunflower and Bee

Sunflower and Bee

I took some flowers from our garden to the junction of two lanes nearby to remember six girls from the same family all killed in Gaza two months ago today as we have been asked to do today by the I Remember the Children group. Click the red link to find out more.

I Remember the Children of Gaza

I Remember the Children of Gaza

Peace to you all

Peace to you all

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2014 in Beauty, garden, nature, Peace, photography, Postaday 2014

 

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Peace Exhibition, VW Camper Van and Junk Yard

1   We went to Marazion today to a fascinating exhibition put on by the local Quaker group.

Poster

Poster

There was a very moving and informative display which told of the experiences of three local Quakers and their harrowing dilemmas with the peace testimony. Through poetry, photos, quotations and sculpture, attitudes to peace and war were examined and the role of the Conscientious Objector made clear. If you are one of my local readers, do go along. It’s on for four more days and is well worth your time.

2   When there, walking along the front, we saw a VW Camper van all decked out for a wedding and the wedding party were on the beach.

Wedding van

Wedding van

3   On our way home, we called in at our favourite reclamation yard, Shiver Me Timbers, always full of quirky objects and today was no different. Click on any photo for an enlargement.

On the way home we passed this beautiful Cornish Cottage.

Beautiful Cornish cottage

Typical Cornish cottage

 

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Feather, Seed head and Red

1.  Walking up from town, I noticed a pretty feather caught in the moss in the wall.

Feather

Feather

2.  Some purple daisies on the way have lovely soft seed heads.

 

Purple daisy

Purple daisy

Seed head

Seed head

3.  A  neighbour’s fence is covered in Virginia Creeper which is turning colour with the season. There is an Autumny smell in the air today.

Splendid scarlet

Splendid scarlet

We’re off to see Andy Fairweather Lowe in St Ives tonight – should be fun!

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Beauty, nature, photography, Postaday 2014

 

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Kaffir Lilies, Humour and Dovecot (and The Recipe)

1   The Kaffir Lilies are in full bloom and quite lovely.

Kaffir Lilies

Kaffir Lilies

2   Our Choir baby E has a lovely sense of humour!

Choir-baby E

Choir-baby E

3   I have driven past an antique shop in Penryn week after week and longed for a beautiful old Dovecot which he puts outside every day. Today I noticed that the owner is having a half price sale as he is retiring and I just couldn’t drive past!  Dear readers, I bought it!

Isn't it beautiful?

Isn’t it beautiful?

I have posted the recipe for last night’s supper of Quick Mixed Fish Chowder. Do comment if you try it. I’d love to know if you like my version! Click on the red link.http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/recipes-savoury/quick-fish-chowder/

 

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Butterfly, Fallen Fuchsia and Simple Chowder Supper

1   I followed this butterfly around the garden until it settled on the Kaffir Lily.

Small White Butterfly

Small White Butterfly

2   The Fuchsia is smothered in flowers but today’s very strong wind is blowing them off.

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

3    Tonight I made a very quick version of a Chowder, very loosely based on a Nigel Slater recipe, much more based on the ingredients I had to hand! Recipe to follow if anyone is interested. It only took about 20 minutes!

Mixed Fish Chowder

Mixed Fish Chowder

 

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Beauty, Food, nature, photography, Postaday 2014

 

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Day Out in Barcelona – Now with Photos

What a wonderful day we have had today! Into Barcelona on the train and down La Rambla with all the crowds and such a buzz! We went into another amazing market,  Mercat de Sant Josep, where the displays of fruit were so beautiful, each fig wrapped in a leaf before being put on display, small bunches of cherries likewise and Star fruit and Papaya displayed cut in half and looking irresistible. Click on any photo for a larger picture.

We discovered a Miro mosaic on the pavement, a dragon in the air and parrots in the palm trees in Placa Reial – magic. We had delicious tapas for lunch in the same square and then wandered the alleys of the old town coming across very talented buskers giving much pleasure to so many passersby.

Our next treat for the senses was Palau de la Musica Catalana, the only concert hall in Europe lit by natural light and completed in 1908. The stained glass dome of the sun surrounded by singers is breathtakingly beautiful, the mosaics fabulous and a worthy Catalan celebration of musicians of all types and from all over the world. We were treated to a short organ recital while we sat in the gallery surrounded by beauty. Look for the photos to be posted when we return home. WordPress for iPad won’t let me post pictures but now I’m home and can show you a bit of the beauty of Barcelona.

and two more shots of Barcelona.

Wet alley

Wet alley

Fountain at Placa Catalunya

Fountain at Placa Catalunya

 

 

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