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…

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…

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…

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

Sunset Strip

Also taken on 7th January, but this time at 17:06 when only a sliver of light was visible over the hills.

January Sky

Despite all the rain and wind (and we have had a lot of both) this month, there have been one or two rather lovely sunset skies. This one was taken on 7th January at 16:30 whilst returning home from a very short stroll down the lane.

Cornish beaches: Porthkidney

Porthkidney Sands is a north-facing beach at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary that lies just two miles from the picturesque harbour town of St Ives. Backed by sand dunes and the golf course the beach is dog friendly all year: however dogs are required to be kept on a lead on the footpath leading from St Uny…


Another evening walk find.

just teas(el)ing

Another local find. This year I aim to publish a post each month focusing on what flora / fauna I find ‘in my neighbourhood’ so this is just a taster.

day 30: A Cornish Sky

ALTOCUMULUS clouds look fleecy and have dark, shadowed sides. This winter sky features the Wheal Coates mine ruins along the north Cornish coast. December’s #SquareSky challenge | A Cornish Sky