Walking the Kelseys

On a sunny and showery Monday in June my son and I headed for West Pentire to seek out the wild flower meadows there, in particular the poppies and corn marigolds. We were not disappointed. Parking the car near the Bowjie Inn, we set off to walk over the headlands to Holywell beach though due…

Six on Saturday | Midsummer

The longest day (in the northern hemisphere) has been and gone and what a glorious day it was! I managed to mow the lawn at last and remove some of the sprawling hardy geraniums that were getting out of control. I didn’t feel in the least bit guilty at digging one clump up and composting…

Six on Saturday | Where is Summer?

Approaching midsummer’s day and we have yet to experience anything like summer. Unlike many parts of the UK it hasn’t been too bad down here in the west country this week. Yes it has rained and yes the temperatures are well below what they should be for this time of the year, but we have…

Six on Saturday | It’s Raining Again

Well that was a weird week. Although the weather forecast was for light showers every day we had some sunshine, some mist, some thunderstorms and a lot of wind! The garden has benefited from the rain as it was very dry but it was so cold on Friday that I even lit the wood burner…

Dancing Poppies

“The farmland here is managed specifically as a nature reserve for plants and wildlife associated with arable cultivation and is not commercially farmed.  It’s one of only a few such sites in Britain. Year after year visitors come to take in this much-loved sight – fields full of wild farmland flowers, and a real reminder…

cornwall in colours: red

West Pentire Poppies and Barn After a week of hesitation about when to visit West Pentire to see the poppy fields, yesterday seemed the best day to go. Although the sky was cloudy and threatening rain it was much bluer towards the coast. Whether the poppies would be in flower was an altogether different question.

More ‘Ant’ People

Low tide when the beaches of Godrevy and Gwithian link up and you can walk across the Red River which divides the two. Taking a photograph from the top of the cliffs is a favourite of mine. I love to see the ‘ant’ people.

Six on Saturday | Hello Summer!

Another week, another month. June heralds the beginning of the Northern hemisphere summer and yet there are only 21 days left before we reach the longest day! Too soon, I hear you cry. How is it that the winter months drag and yet the lighter days speed by? The warmer weather this week (not every…

Changing Seasons – May 2019

I almost ran out of time for this month’s gallery. I took some photos mid month whilst waiting for my car to be fixed – the alternator broke en route to a garden, fortunately we hadn’t got very far and our local garage kindly fitted me in the same day. When you are as reliant…

The Stile

This stile is to be found on the south-west coastal path at Godrevy headland, leading up to the ancient barrow  (burial mound) from the Bronze Age. I love the way the stone has been sculptured by the wind and the rain and I have always wanted to photograph it with the pretty pink Thrift that…