For those of you who don’t know, this is my swimming pool. Shamefully it has been quite some time since I last went in, but I think you’ll agree, on a day like this the water is just shouting “COME IN!!!”; and it won’t be long until I do.
This is Frankie. Frankie is a green woodpecker who visits our garden regularly, to feast on the ready supply of ants. Today I thought Frankie had brought another woodpecker along; I was wrong. The friend – and I do mean that, as they wandered side by side and behaved in the same manner – was actually a jay. I’ve often seen jays around here, but never in the garden. And never on the ground.
This one did keep flying off to hide in a nearby tree, before returning to the ground to behave like a woodpecker. As I say, curiouser and curiouser.
*Apologies for the poor picture quality, but it was a fair way off and I was in a hurry!
I never have finished reading To the Lighthouse, but today the family and I took a windswept walk along the gorgeous beach at Godrevy (Virginia Woolf’s inspiration, apparently), marvelled at the life of a lighthouse keeper (after last week’s trip to a lighthouse exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall), and ate cake in the divine cafe.
So here are a few of Folksy’s lighthouses to get you in the mood too!
I also made a lighthouses Etsy treasury this week – do take a look.
And I couldn’t resist a little Waterboys magic to go with the lighthouses… especially for Mr. Magpie.
As ever, enjoy. xx
As a quick follow-up from yesterday’s post, I have a few photos of my first ever crocheted jewellery.
As usual, the sit-infront-of-the-TV-and-do-nothing thing didn’t happen, but I did get creative with the silver wire and some garnet chips.
I’m quite pleased with it, for a first attempt. Today I added a clasp (unfortunately just a silver-plated one, and slightly too large for the delicate nature of the wirework) and turned it into a bracelet; I think it looks rather pretty, especially when the light catches the gemstones, or filters through them from behind.
What do you think?