October has been a strange month. Quiet. Having returned home after three weeks travelling east and north to Scotland it was a relief to be back home and unpack. Living out of a suitcase for more than a few days becomes very wearying. I also missed my garden, which had turned feral whilst I was away – weeds spreading themselves all over the veggie beds, grass growing as high as my knees. It took a while to tame it all again.
After a slightly damp and foggy start to the month the weather changed and with an easterly wind we experienced a wind free garden for over a week. The first time since moving here. The sun shone though it wasn’t always very warm and although we had a couple of walks to the hill and drives to St Ives for shopping and chores, and a visit to the delightful Mousehole (Mowzel) for a celebratory lunch we didn’t really go out anywhere. I think after the previous hectic weeks we wanted to nest again and just enjoy the peaceful surroundings of our country home. To be honest having views like these makes us a little lazy when it comes to exploring our new county.
And then I went to Barcelona. Returned and fell ill with a fluey/cold virus which kept me out of the garden and off the computer for a while.
Of course I always take my camera with me when I leave the house so I do have a few photos to share from this month. Above is from the circular walk around Trencrom Hill and below images from Mousehole and St Ives.
On the beach
The sun is so low now that even in mid afternoon it casts long shadows, and since Sunday when the clocks went back (why do we still mess about with the clocks?) the sun disappears over the hills at 5:00 and by 5:30 it is dark. We are now entering my least favourite time of the year, but my first winter in Cornwall so I am slightly more enthusiastic wondering what is in store for us.
The Cardinal is continuing his photo project throughout 2016 – a blogging event, a monthly photo challenge. Read his blog for the new rules this year (he is running two versions) and to view his interpretation and those of other participants.