Thursday, 28 October 2010
Lovely to see the boys being creative too,one lad did the most colourfull halloween pumpkin !
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
A stream rushes down to the sea through a rocky valley that in Spring is full of wild flowers. There is an old Pub called The Wink where the artists met and had a great time together.The pasties are very good there to this day.
Sunday, 24 October 2010
I really like this dress,it is another by Ewa i Walla the scandinavian designer. I love romantic clothes like this, pity I cannot afford them but it is fun sewing or trying to match the look in more affordable shops. I don't know about any of you out there but I think all dress is fancy dress so wear what you love! I love fabrics,William Morris ,Liberty and many others.
This is really wearable too and what is nice is that these sort of styles can be worn by women of virtually any age.
These Autumnal ladies dresses are lovely and the colours suit this misty evening.Steve and I have been clearing the garden,stacking pots and getting firewood together and now we feel like a glass of red wine and supper
Sunday, 17 October 2010
We sat and ate smoked salmon on my home made bread with the last of the home grown tomatoes.It was perfectly peaceful and we saw a heron fishing from the bank .It made me think of Dylan Thomas 's "Heron priested shore".
There were Celtic Monks living at Place and Roman artifacts have been found in the area. The whole of the Roseland has been inhabited from ancient times and there are numerous earthworks in the area.
We left St Anthony and drove over to St Just Church, a place I love, it is the most beautiful church yard in the world. Trees ,shrubs and ferns interspersed by running water and ponds. A feeling of utter peace and tranquility pervades.
I worked for many years on the mobile library that served the Roseland and I saw the graves of many of my older borrowers and it seemed wonderful that they were resting in such a delightful place.
There are many legends about this area and one is that Joseph of Arimathia brought his nephew the young Jesus with him when he came to do business on the Fal. He landed according to legend at St Just which was then a sacred place of the old religion. Jesus is supposed to have talked with the Holy Men while his uncle bartered for tin. If you walk down a path by the waters edge you come to the Holy Well of St Just were the sound of water dropping into the darkness of the moss covered grotto is mystical.
May the road rise with you, may the wind be always at your back,may the sun shine warm upon your face,and the rain fall soft upon your fields,and until we meet again may your God keep you in the hollow of his hand.
Quote from the guide book to the Church of St Just in Roseland.
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Autumn leaves have started to fall,I don't think anyone said it better than John Keats in his beautiful To Autumn but here is a small contribution by me.
The taste of mushrooms
in an Autumn omelette,
the scent of turning inward,
of fallen leaves,
damp to the touch,
enchant the eye and soften the sound of footsteps.
Tomorrow morning Steve and I are planning a walk in Lammorran Woods , an enchanting area where I think time slows down!
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colours gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
a curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse maybe,
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little other care has she,
The Lady of Shallott