Wednesday, 9 September 2009
When I took Isabella to her lovely nursery today the early morning light on the river was just beautiful. The tide was fully in and the calm water's silky surface gleamed with soft hues of jade and turquoise and milky green. penryn River has fields sloping down to the banks on one side with gnarled trees and houseboats, some picturesque, some less so, nestled close beneath. The other side has all the things associated with river industry: fishing boats anchor close to boatyards and a chandlers. Lucky Isabella gets to play with these wonderful views right outside the window.
This fishing boat was just arriving home and we stood watching as it hurried toward the quay. Isabella's little hand clutching mine fiercely as the waters wooshed away from the bow, the boat coming closer, closer till the fishermen threw the coiled rope and called a cheery hello to her bemused little face. So sweet and all the more so as she smiled back and waved.
On another note, take a look at what I found in our garden.
I really don't know what is going on. Despite virtually no real summer in Cornwall, plenty of rain and fairly strong winds, spring seems to be here. These two pictures show the damson blossom on my pretty Merryweather tree, a tree which fruited badly this year despite a frothy mass of gorgeous wedding blossom in the... well in the spring actually - the real spring that is.
I spotted around five clusters scattered on the branches while underneath was this carpet of forget-me-nots which are still going strong since late April. Most odd.
Well, I must be off to the sewing room and will leave another picture of the peaceful river.
Have a good day xx