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This Morning

After what seems like weeks of wind & rain...
I woke this morning to birdsong & sunshine!

So I threw open the window to take this...

Then quickly got dressed & dashed outside...

I hadn't realised how noisy the wind had been until it became peaceful again.
Being outside early just made me feel like taking a walk...

Sime has been feeling a bit grotty over the last couple of days, so I left him in the land of nod...

And took off to the beach... 

It's been a while since I've been further than this...

But I really wanted to go all the way today...


This water comes off the hillside & joins the sea.
The beach is on the right...

It's like a river at the moment...

Our lovely beach...

The water is so noisy you can barely hear what I'm wittering on about!

The walk back up the winding lane...

Nearly home & the sun started to come over the hill...

A beautiful start to the day...

So glad I did it & am feeling rejuvenated!

Kay xx

Comments

Kath said…
I really enjoyed my walk with you Kay!
Hope Sime is feeling better now?
Thanks Kath!

Sime's ok - think he'll survive...

Kay :)
What beautiful photos, you do live in a lovely part of the world!
Thanks Sooz - we know, just would like to spend more time at home!

Kay :)
Pixie said…
Hi there and thank you for following me along on my little 'crafte nook', this book is a wonderful book to get anyone back into knitting or starting from scratch, i am so glad that you got some inspiration from me showing it on my blog...the dishcloths are a lovely eco thing to begin with and you can pick up cotton craft yarn from any good craft shop....i shall be looking forward to seeing how you get on.
Pixie x
Anonymous said…
What a beautiful way to start the day. Thanks for sharing it.
Thanks Pixie - I'm determined to get going with my knitting!

Thanks Mel - it's perfect this time of year, when there's no one around!

Kay :)
Pattypan said…
Thanks Guys - just reminded me even more why I am totally in love with Cornwall - the peace and quiet - I was there with you. A brief sojourn after a stressful few days at work. Its just the sort of thing I do go rambling early on when I am down there or just sitting watching the dawn come up.

One day - you may have company.

Take care

Pattypan

x
Pattypan - that would be lovely, your on!

Kay :)

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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
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