Six on Saturday | August

August is a strange month in the garden. The days are in equal length to those in April, but in April plants are awakening from their winter slumbers and putting on new growth, leafy buds are bursting out and the garden is clean and fresh and green and early spring bulbs add colour. In August…

Picnic at the Rock

‘My’ hill is one of my favourite places to go. No matter how many times I climb up to the top I am mesmerised by the 360 degree views and the thought that once upon a time an Iron-age hillfort stood here. You can feel history in the air. A quiet, reflective and meditative place….

cornwall in colours: all the blues

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) ran her blue challenge. Anything blue as long as the photo itself was square. So here are my Cornish blues. Those of you with a mathematical¬† brain will realise that 2 x 16 squares = 32, one more than the month itself, but who is…

Six on Saturday | Raised Herb Bed

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ~Marcus Tullius Cicero. I love growing herbs. Not only for cooking with (and I shall confess that I generally use very few herbs in this way, mainly parsley, basil, chives, rosemary and thyme) but for the lovely smells when you crush the…

Cornwall in Colours

I don’t often go to the beach during the summer, but my youngest son and family paid us a visit in early July and we met up at Godrevy for lunch and a wander on the beach. It was a beautiful day with barely a whisper of a cloud in sight. Later on in the…

Changing Seasons – July 2019

Late again as July has been a somewhat strange month. During the first week my son was in hospital for a planned operation then home to recover, however he became quite ill so was taken back into hospital where he still is, and although he is making a good recovery now, there are still major…

Blue July | Day 31

And so we come to the end of the July Blues, Becky (Queen of the Squares) has been the ideal hostess, as usual, and will probably want to have a long lie down in a darkened room for a while. If you want to see what everyone else has been posting then please have a…

Blue July | Day 30

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) is feeling blue. Ideal for me to showcase the most dominant colour of Cornwall in all its guises. Glaucous Blue Blue July: Day thirty