Part of the reason for the trip down was to kit Verity out with cold weather clothing her for her trip to Iceland – mission accomplished in Truro followed by the really pleasant evening in Secret Garden - http://www.secretgardencafe.co.uk/ as before I would recommend this café if you happen to be in Truro – really lovely folk and great food https://www.facebook.com/secretgardencafecornwall made the day a total success.
No trip to Cornwall is complete without a visit to a garden, we planned a trip to Caerhays Castle Gardens, however on this occasion the weather was not conducive so the other favourite location was pulled into play, Eden. To be honest I cannot see myself going to Cornwall and not going to Eden so it was still a good day even the weather was better than predicted – except when we were in the tropical biome and it hammered down outside, a strange sound to hear, heavy rain on the roof while in warm tropical plantings, rainforest without the rain, just the sound effects – works for me !
A few pictures, each time I go I try to find something new I have not seen or photographed before, started outside as the birds were definitly of the opinion that Spring had arrived
|Hedge Accentor - or common name Dunnock|
|Black Eyed Susan|
|Spathe of a flowering tree - love the pattern|
My mum used to grow these - Bizzy Lizzy - but this one is rare and almost extinct on its native island
|Litchen with fruiting bodies|
|Papaya flower with fruit showing|
|name to be investigated !|
|as above !|
|white eyed finch feeding on nectar|
|why is it called white eyed - well here is why !|
Verity was so happy to find a tree frog - but it would not turn around to give us a front view photo - ah well
After this we decided that Yoke and I would have a day in St Ives then head back home. Monday is nice and quiet at this time of year so it was a relaxed walk around before heading for home and the mayhem of work on Tuesday, a few pictures – the weather held even though the dark clouds were visible most of the day.
|from the car part - looks nice but may get wet|
|harbour with tide out|
|waiting for tide to come in|