Cornish favourites: the geology of cornwall

The rocks of Cornwall have an amazing story to tell. They have been on a journey of 8,000 miles in just 400 million years. This journey has included tropical seas, deserts, volcanic eruptions and hot granites, mineral vapours rich in tin and copper and ever-changing climate and sea levels. (Cornish Geology) Cornish geology typically consists…

Cornish favourites: Trebah garden

Another visit to the delightful Trebah Gardens down on the Helford River. This time in late spring when the rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom. Visiting Cornwall in springtime means that you must visit a garden or two. Cornwall gardens are magnificent in spring: Magnolias, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Camelias and lots of other plants to see. Spring…

Cornish favourites: Helford Village

As mentioned previously, the Helford River is a lovely place to visit. Very different to the coastal resorts in Cornwall. And well worth another look. Sun shining, birds singing and blue water beckoning. We drove down to the Helford Passage and took a short ferry ride across to Helford Village. Small boats and buoys float on the Helford…

up on the hill

I have been neglecting ‘my’ hill for months having obsessed over it during my first year of living down here. Last year Godrevy lighthouse became the object of my obsession and so far this year I haven’t found anything to usurp the lighthouse. Last week we had a brief interlude of a day without rain…

Cornish favourites: Trebah Garden

The Helford River is a large estuary that nestles snugly between the western edge of Falmouth Bay and eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula. It is largely left to itself, being not the easiest place to reach other than by boat. Many of the roads in the area are no better than single track lanes,…

A Cornish landscape

What else could I choose for illustrating something/somewhere that is dearly loved: Cornwall. With its endless coastal curves and wonderful industrial history that leaves a unique legacy on the landscape. The engine house. Daily Post Photo Challenge | Beloved

Cornish favourites: Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Yesterday I reblogged this post, but the excerpt from the original appeared very badly formatted – I learned that you cannot edit the excerpt and you cannot undo the reblog to try again. One of my readers, the lovely Dina, wondered whether it is possible to simply copy and paste the original, leaving the images…

Changing Seasons – January

I mentioned earlier in the month that I would be illustrating the natural world close to home this year – a sort of photographer’s nature journal. I have also decided to link it to the Changing Seasons Photography Challenge, hosted this year by Su Leslie. A very talented Kiwi lady who lives in Auckland. January…

Cornish beaches: Porthmeor

One of four spectacular white sand beaches in St Ives, Porthmeor is the southern-most beach protected by the ‘island’ (which is not an island) with St Nicholas Chapel on top and opposite the Tate Modern art museum. The area is famous for the loft studios still used by the many artists which St Ives draws…

Sunset Gold

Going in for a closer look at Roger’s Tower, bathed in golden light, 11th January at 16:42

Sunset Tower

On 11th January the sky turned gold yet again and the folly called Roger’s Tower can be seen high on the Castle an Dinas hill near Nancledra in Penwith. Taken at 16:41