Friday, 13 February 2015

Eden in Winter









We often have amazingly beautiful, special places on our doorstep that we take for granted.  People travel thousands of miles to see it and when asked the locals say, 'oh I haven't been there for years'  The Eden Project is one of these places, right on my door step but the only time I go is to listen to bands in the evenings and don't actually look around the rest of the project.

This year I was determined to put this right.  I bought myself a 'Locals Season Ticket'  It cost me £12 and I can get in for free for 12 months.  I have decided that I would like to experience Eden through the seasons so set off with a friend to experience Eden in winter.

Today I will share with you some of the photos I took outside.




Beautiful driftwood ponies

























Metal trees











Beautiful colours, even in winter













I am looking forward to seeing the living willow structure bust into life











The air was filled with the beautiful smell of Daphne.











 Of course the biomes have their own seasons, but I wanted to capture the beauty outside as well.  We were there for several hours but still didn't get around to see everything, so I'm looking forward to going back and exploring further.  We only explored the Rainforest biome today, and I will share the photos with you soon.  I don't want to overload you with photos!!

It is a very special place that I would urge you to visit if possible.  I'm sure many of you have already.  There is more information about it here.  http://www.edenproject.com  We will go again when the spring flowers are fully out and explore the Mediterranean Biome next time.

Thank you for all the comments on my last few posts.  It is lovely to hear from you all, I am trying my best to keep up with you all.  Even if I don't comment, I am still reading your blogs eventually.  Life is a bit hectic at the moment, I am enjoying being able to get around more after my last operation so am making the most of every day I have off from work.  It's no wonder nothing gets done at home!  Remember the spring cleaning list I put up a few weeks ago.........not done.  All my dreams of moving come down to getting the place in a state to sell..........not done.  Oh well, I'm enjoying myself now, you never know what's around the corner.

Hope you are all well, welcome to Daniel who has clicked the Blogger button.

Chickpea xx


38 comments:

  1. It's not spring yet so you have plenty of time for spring cleaning later!

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  2. It looks like a very interesting place! I've never been - I've heard of it of course, I think my sister has been there actually, but I don't know a great deal about it!

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    1. It is really interesting, so much to see and learn

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  3. I plan to visit the area this summer, stay long enough to have at least 2 days looking round. Your post has just added to my determination. I have not given a thought to spring cleaning, although I did blitz the sewing room today, 3 hours but it looks lovely. Well it did until I started pressing fabric ready for tomorrow.

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    1. It is a wonderful place Pam. I'm sure you will enjoy your visit

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  4. I loved the Eden project in summer! My kids go every year but I often choose to spend a few precious hours on my own. Have a lovely weekend. x

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  5. Great photos! There are so many things here I'd never noticed at Eden - will have to keep an eye out next time! Also didn't realise what good value the season pass is.
    X
    Http://thecornishlife.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Anna. So much to see, it would take several visits to see it all.

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  6. I go most years and have done since it first opened. it's been great to see how it has developed and the huge success it has become.I have been impressed with the environmentally friendly ideas, the vegetable gardens, the use of willow and being able to see crops from around the world.

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    1. Wonderful isn't it. You proved my point, you go every year and I haven't been for ages!

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  7. Absolutely outstanding beautiful !
    I can't wait to see the next installment of spring.
    I am blanking on the part about you wanting to move ?
    Goodness.

    cheers, parsnip

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. We are looking to move out of the city parsnip, been meaning to move for ages just not got around to it.

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  8. I know what you mean about not visiting places close by. We have the Royal Pavilion here in Brighton and I haven't been inside since I was a child.
    Love the driftwood ponies.
    Briony
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    1. I would love to go to the Royal Pavillion

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  9. I have been to Eden once, years ago, and it was a great place to visit. I hope that you enjoy your season ticket, it will be interesting to see it through the year through your camera lens! xx

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing the change of seasons.

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  10. I have visited the Eden project couple of times, my favorited place to visit is Heligan.

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    1. I'm hoping to visit Heligan again this year as well. Beautiful place

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  11. Wow, it's so very different than the summer views we had. But you can see the works of art clearly, I should love to go back again.

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    1. I've not been in the winter before, totally different feel to it

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  12. I'd love to go back to the Eden Project. It was several years ago I visited. How lucky to be able to visit through the seasons. X

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    1. Yes we are really lucky to have it on our doorstep

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  13. I would love to have gone to the Eden project, it looks very interesting. Love the sculptures.

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  14. So wonderful pictures! I particularly like the driftwood horses. I've never been, but should add it to a list of things I must see and do!! Have a lovely weekend x

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  15. Lovely photos, I've never visited but it is certainly on my list to do so. x

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    1. Thank you Joanne, it really is worth a visit

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  16. wow, in all my years of coming to Cornwall I have never visited Eden. I shall put it on my to do list for this year.

    angie
    x

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  17. What an amazing project to live so close to, I don't blame you at all for taking out a yearly subscription.
    No matter how many times you visit there will always be somthing new to discover.
    And, recording the seasons is brilliant, also looking back over the everchanging seasons is watching
    Nature at it's best.

    thank you for sharing your wonderful photos, my favourite is the driftwood horses - oh if only I lived closer.

    luv
    irene
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    luv
    irene
    xxx

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    1. They are lovely Irene, I wish I could make something so beautiful out of driftwood

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  18. Hi - lovely photos and the season ticket sounds a great idea. We visited shortly after it opened but its probably changed quite a lot since then! Hoping to visit again this summer and your photos have wet my appetite!

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    1. Thank you :) Certainly worth a visit.

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  19. What a wonderful place. It always reminds me of that film where he creates a garden with some little robots on a space stations (I can't remember what it was called). This is a place that one day I will visit. I loved all the structures but I have to say that one with the washing machines and televisions must have been huge! Thanks for popping by and commenting on my blog. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday xx

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    1. I know the film you mean, but can't think of the name. :)

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