Six on Saturday | Mid-February Edition

Some of these flowers appeared in my early spring bulb post a couple of weeks ago, but they have increased and new bulbs have come to join in the party. So a quick look around the garden and the pots this week to see what is happening. Spring flowering dwarf irises.  Last spring I had…

Ruddy Turnstones

The ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird that spend most of their time creeping and fluttering over rocks, picking out food from under stones.  They are medium-sized, plover-like birds of rocky shores and gravel beaches and can be regularly seen in St Ives, Padstow and other parts of Cornwall during the winter. They are quite…

Six on Saturday | Early February Edition

After last week’s frigid temperatures this week has been much milder and wetter. The sun did shine at times encouraging me to go outside and have a poke around. But the week ended with 67 mph winds courtesy of Erik which blew over my camellia in its pot. I went out to rescue it late…

Six on Saturday | Early bulb edition

“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle… a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.” ~ Barbara Winkler Scilla mischtschenkoana (Misczenko squill). Delicate and pretty, with shimmering silvery-blue flowers this exceptionally early flowering bulb is good…

Changing Seasons – January 2019

I have been taking part in the Changing Seasons Monthly Photography Challenge since 2015 when it was hosted by Cardinal Guzman /Max who lives in Oslo, Norway. 2015: I recorded the changes along a specific route around Ludlow, Shropshire, which highlighted the lovely River Teme, Ludlow Castle and the delightful Whitcliffe common. 2016: We moved…

Six on Saturday | Penzance in the Pink

A short post this week because there is still not a lot to show from my own garden, although one or two bulbs are flowering such as Hyacinths and Scilla. More of those later once I have a few more to add to the list. I have however managed to get out in between the…

Time for another sunset

January 16 2019 @ 16:38 …though not as you know it. This shot is facing north-east so the cloud is picking up the colours of the western sky, which actually was not as exciting. We haven’t had many spectacular sunsets this winter so far as the skies have been very cloudy and overcast for much…

Six on Saturday | Mid January Edition

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it”  ~ John Burroughs January is a month full of little changes, barely noticeable from a general glance through the window. Although the weather appeared to…