Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sun is shining in Mullion !


Housework done . Veg garden - slugs ate my newly planted Kale seedlings ..crushed eggshells didn't work..I have one more pot of kale seedlings...will use slug pellets ( very sparingly ) this time ...covered with cloche and surrounded with chicken wire to protect my birds , hedgehogs and other wildlife ...I hate using them ..but if we dont ,then we will not have any vegetables . The labyrinth is looking good .
In the greenhouse my Monkeytail Cactus cutting is really beginning to grow away ! (Thankyou British Cactus and Succulent Society Dave )  ..so happy me !
I tidied up the Trachycarpus fortunii which I had moved from the compost area is looking great ..I trimmed the grass around it and pulled out a few weeds..much smarter . The last pic in the bottom right hand corner is the Pumpkin bed ..going crazy !
 So all is well ....


                                            The sun is shining in Mullion !


                                                     Lets go to the beach !

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Church and Well of St Grada and Holy Cross - Grade


 Today is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven , so we thought it would be nice to visit the beautiful old Church of Saint Grada and Holy Cross .
                         You can click on the pictures to enlarge them .


 The gate is beautiful .....it would be lovely to see it repaired ...the wood looks good..just needs some tender loving care and a few bits replaced by a good carpenter  .


                                 We sat for a while and watched the Swallows .


                                                  Then took a look inside ...


The font is so old ..about 13th century..it looks as if it had been made and sculptured yesterday ! This is a very ancient symbol of  Mary , the most blessed Mother of God .


Not a very good photo of the font sorry , will get a better one next time I go there .


 It was a bit over cast outside and therefore quite dark inside . I had to use my flash to get these pictures .

                                       The flowers on the altar were so pretty .


                             The beautiful stained glass window over the altar .


 The bell tower is in need of some restoration . I hope they can leave the beautiful ferns though .
 The owls have gone from the organ  ! ..but I did see a hedgehog hiding on a pew .


 Then we walked to the Holy Well of St Grada and Holy Cross which is just over the other side of the field along the road ..if you are driving ,there is a little lay-by  in which to park your car .


It is tucked away over a Cornish Hedge , it's a bit of a scrabble down some scary steps with a rope to hold onto and soft mud to land into at the bottom ..but it is well worth it  :) You'll be glad you came ....it is the sweetest little medieval Holy Well  ! Bring a candle to light and put in the niche  .


Think of the people , who through the centuries , have come to pray here . The Holy water is taken from here , to be used for Baptisms back up at the Church we just visited .


I hope if you are on holiday here on the Lizard , that you might come and visit this Holy place .



                                           The Well of St Grada and Holy Cross


Monday, 14 August 2017

Goonhilly


                               Goonhilly..lands of our early bronze age ancestors .
            Who cares if it's raining ? Pull on your wellies and go for a nature walk .


 Leave behind your worries , take your camera , your art journal , pencils and paints .                       Breathe in the fresh air and open your eyes to the beauty all around .


          The sound of the Stonechat , Skylark and Swallows..the Buzzard and Kestrel .


                            Lie down in the soft grass and watch the butterflies .


                         ......and just allow yourself to be delighted by it all .


 It was a spidery day today ,it seemed to me ....there were lots of these spiders each with their own funnel web home . Tickle the entrance with some grass and out they pop .


                                        The sound of a Bee on the Heather .
    If you zoom in on this photo , you will see another ,very beautiful and graceful spider  .


                                      ..and Bulrushes always make me happy .