Anemone beds I remember from my youth … like small allotments, under-planted with other spring flowers, brightening up the back of the terraced homes … such stunning flowers – my mother’s favourite (one of !!) … all gone now – so sad.
Anemones, early flowers (daffodils, narcissi), fish, early new potatoes and vegetables in the 1800s could be ‘rushed’ up to London by the new-fangled racing giant – the railway.
|Quarry Team - by|
Artists abound and abounded in Cornwall – the Newlyn School of Art, and the St Ives School of Art – situated on different sides of the peninsula: Newlyn just south of Penzance, St Ives overlooking Virginia Woolf’s lighthouse (Godrevy) …
|Godrevy Lighthouse in St Ives bay|
- which is to the left in this photo (not an art work!)
… in the late 1800s, artists escaped city or town to paint in a more pure setting emphasising natural light, and at the same time take advantage of painting en plein air, cheap living and the availability of inexpensive models – the locals usually.
|Percy Craft - "Tucking a School of Pilchards"|
in the Penlee Museum , Penzance
They were invaluable in recording the life of the fishermen, the miners, the hazards and tragedy of the community’s life, the crafts and the haberdasher – be they repairing nets, or crafting sails …
|Flowers in one of my|
That is A for amazing jewel like Anemones and A for Artists with their abounding clarity into life around them … from Aspects of British Cornish …
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