Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Tuesday Moments.

I'm afraid today's pictures may bear little resemblance to the subject matter of this post; I have been so very hopeless at taking my camera anywhere lately and so possibly will have to troll old archives to give you the gist of what I am wittering on about. For example, I have no pictures to show you just how sparklingly beautiful Swanpool Beach was this morning as Isabella and I sat on the warm sand to while away the time before nursery, but it did look a lot like this ...

Nor have I photos to show you the three ducks which surfed the lazy waves as we laughed at the sight of their little legs furiously paddling, visible to us with each glass-clear rise of the jade waters until they finally beached just in front of where we sat. They waddled up to us and sat companionably chatting right beside our sandy spot. if I moved my hand I would have stroked the silky back of each one of them. After a quiet moment or two they picked themselves up and continued on their walk, crossing the road and ambling back to the Swanpool after which the beach is named. No, no photos typically.

To add further to the general failings of my photography I also have little in the way of images to show you the lovely Friday I spent with dear Diana, my very special friend of Pebbledash fame. No pics of our knitting, the gorgeous doughnuts Diana bought for us to scoff or the wine now long since consumed (how well she knows me!) or the laughing over the subject of tailor's dummies and their possibly inappropriate names - too embarrassed to share the childishness of my humour with you just now, but the name I have bestowed on mine makes me laugh!! I did manage to snap Walter for his fan club however.

Diana also made this beautiful notebook for me using her own images and binding the different papers inside it herself. It is so lovely and I have already jotted little notes to myself in it: things and words that pop into my head at any given time which I like the sound of. Thank you so much for such a lovely day Diana x

And now for some things I did photograph today. The courtyard outside the girls' bedroom holds pots of all kinds and is where we sit sipping wine, though today I took an early cup of coffee there to hide away for a quiet five minutes before breakfast bedlam hit yet again...bliss.

I love these bellis so much.

The view from the bathroom looks through the cherry blossom to Davey's writing room with its bright red tulips beneath the apple and plum trees giving it the air of a child's drawing.

Incidentally, this was also the view from the bathroom window today : a little girl desperately trying to open an umbrella on a very blustery day.

Oh the utter...


A quick look at how the garden is coming on reveals gorgeous cherry blossom

the first of the bluebells opening along the bank to form a carpet mixed with garlic flowers and primroses

Bright, bright tulips contrasting with the zingy green rhubarb leaves

A pretty spot to rest on a bench, apple blossom scenting the air and soft grass underfoot.

A daisy, a daisy for my lady's hair ...

Hope your Tuesday is going well x


  1. Your garden looks beautiful Pipany! Do not worry I have just spied the delicious donuts on Diana's blog! Sounds like a wonderful time with a great friend to me!
    Have a great week!
    Rachel x

  2. Whoops! I think I have spelt doughnut wrong!
    Rachel x

  3. It looks like a very pretty Tuesday in your part of the world.

  4. Pipany, spring has definitely sprung in your part of Cornwall. Beautiful photographs ... my favorite was the view toward the writing room. Yes, it does look quite magical!

    And the tussle with the unfolding umbrella surely provided dramatic photo ops, too.

    Best wishes. xo

  5. Hi Pipany,

    Your garden looks so pretty. Love the writing hut!!

    groetjes, Madelief

  6. I'm glad that you forgot your camera! I can see the time clearly and it's more precious because we weren't there. What a lovely and pleasant life!

    Love, Katy xo

    P.S. I'm worried that you'll see my comment and think about your camera and, then, think, "oh, no! I haven't looked that up and then have this silly - on the side- thing that you have to do, etc. Ooooo, please don't! (just in case you did =]) If you come across the name of your camera, great, if not, I'm looking in other places, too? okay? Well, Love, Me again.

  7. Lovely Pipany. I can see how perhaps your creativity must come from living in such amazing surroundings.


  8. Oh how blustery has it been today - we've been wind bashed around all over the place.

    Your pictures Pipany are just the spot of cheer I needed after a very grey and wet bank holiday weekend.

    Nina x

  9. I was struck by how your littlest is growing up, Pipany. I feel that I've 'known' her for three years, and watched her grow from way over here. The expression on her face after wrestling with the umbrella says it all!

  10. What a lovely cottage garden you have pipany,i imagine there are some bumbly bees buzzing around looking for pollen! x

  11. Oh Pipany I've been watching those three on Swanpool beach for the last couple of weeks. They seem to think they are ocean going birds instead of duck.
    Your garden is looking lovely and so is Walter.

    Pippa x

  12. I love your post, and I can just picture the ducks sitting by you on the beach - you write so beautifully I don't think we really needed photographs to capture that moment, you did that perfectly with your words!

    Much love
    Julia x x x

  13. Beautiful garden pics as usual Pipany and isn't your baby growing fast!

  14. Lovely photos Pipany. The umbrella photos made me smile, we walked to school last week in the rain, Twiglet told me his Postman Pat brolly was just TOO HARD !! :)
    twiggy x

  15. wonderful Pip, hope you had a lovely time. so wish i was close : ( wow look at isabella ~ she is growing up! your garden is looking wonderful too.
    Happy May to you all : )

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