Only a few yards from our new home we get a sea view over St Ives bay and the Godrevy lighthouse near Hayle. Now that April is here the fields are starting to fill up with sheep and cattle.


In some instances both sharing the same pasture (this one with Trencrom Hill in the background).


The light was so lovely and clear and there was very little breeze so on a whim (as in not wearing the proper walking boots and no poles) we decided to leap(!!) over a stile and head up the hill in the hope of seeing a decent sunset. Avoiding the mud and boggy bits as best as we could (this is why you need to be wearing proper boots!)


we approached the summit in time to see the sun sink behind the hill. To the west the sky and clouds took on the reddish glow, whilst in the east soft pink and lilac tones appeared.


Heading back down the lane before it became too dark we were treated to a blood-red cloud, silhouetting the farmyard and lane perfectly.




28 thoughts on “An Evening Walk in April

  1. The process of discovery of the hidden jewels in a new place is the best! I suspect you are going to be seeking many sunsets from that hill.

    I love the colours in the 3rd photo of the rock hill – what I see as purples and pinks in the rock. Very beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Jo. The light is amazing here, which is why so many artists were/are drawn to the area. And with the wind having died down it was a very pleasant evening. That wind has teeth today! I think you might be seeing quite a few sunsets – and who knows maybe even a sunrise!

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  2. Wonderful pictures! 🙂 As much as we love to go to the coast, we wouldn’t want to live at the coast here [too humid, e.g.] But the Cornwall coast would be something quite different, or the Devon coast, come to that. In fact, when we were still in the planning stages of moving away from Karnes City, we evebn looked at houses on the southern English coast. But the prices were somewhat “discouraging”. 😉


  3. What a beautiful place you’ve chosen for your new home. So many treats, and you’ve only been there a few days. The light is quite lovely, especially in the cow photo, and you’ve placed those boulders to perfection. So many delights in store – for both of us!

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    1. I love the ‘bookended’ cows! Watched a magpie attack a kestrel (think it was a juvenile kestrel, but can’t be sure, or possibly a merlin but they are rarer) in the hedgerow opposite our house this afternoon. You never know just what you’ll see here!


  4. Oh my Jude, what a stunning place you have chosen, you must be so happy. The light is magic, that first photo with the evening sun lighting up the buildings, stone wall and lovely tree is stunning as are the sunset shots. Be careful without proper shoes and walking stick…


  5. I love the photo at the summit, of the golden light framed by the old stacked stone. There’s an intimacy in it somehow, a secret between the sun and the stones almost, in the way the image is framed. The golden light is kind of revealed by the opening in the stone, and outside of the stone’s viewfinder the land is cooler and dim. Lovely…



    1. It doesn’t feel so high, until you approach from the east and see the hills in the distance and realise that one of them is ours! Well not ours exactly. We don’t actually own it.

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