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…

Readymoney Cove to Fowey

We’ve been to Fowey before, but parked in the main car park at the top of the hill which can be a bit of a schlep. On this visit we had arranged to meet up with the Aussie family at Readymoney Cove so parked in that car park and walked down a pathway known as…

Heligan by Night

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, which I last visited a couple of years ago, is one of the fabulous “Great Gardens of Cornwall” and during December the gardens were open in the evening for a “Heligan by Night” to experience the art of illumination as internationally renowned light artist Ulf Pedersen revealed the night time…

the last hurrah for the square sky

A selection of Cornish square skies featured over the last month thanks to Becky’s SquareSky challenge. I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have. So which one is your favourite? December’s #SquareSky challenge | Square Sky

and now the year is over…

Another year in Cornwall comes to an end. It has been an unusual year with family illnesses, a redundancy and visits from all the grandchildren, including the three who live in Australia. We didn’t quite manage to get them all together at the same time, but 6 out of 7 wasn’t bad. Spring was a…

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

Thursday Special: Survivors

Technically not a great or even a good photo. Captured on the move. But one of two ‘boys’ who almost didn’t make it. Big A who had a 40% chance of surviving an operation this summer and his nephew, Little L who was born 5 weeks early in 2014 and weighed a mere 1.4 kg…

day 26: corkscrew

Especially for Gilly as she loves my Corkscrew Hazel tree which is always getting into my sky photos! December’s #SquareSky challenge | Corkscrew Hazel

day 24: stormy sky

In the middle of December when much of the country was covered in snow, we experienced several stormy days with gale force winds and sunshine and showers. Some of those showers were hailstones; listening and watching those clattering down on a skylight is quite a ‘heart in mouth’ experience. During the sunshine slots I was…