tremenheere trees

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is an unusual Cornish garden because there is no big house. Prior to 1295 the land was owned by the monks of St Michael’s Mount and then bought as a tenant farm by Michael De Tremenheere. Since then the land has been used as a vineyard and also to grow strawberries. The…

Finding Magic

“Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic’, wrote Barbara Hepworth. “Here was a studio, a yard and garden where I could work in open air and space.” We had to go into St Ives in May as I had an appointment with the GP about my sciatica. We hummed and hawed as to whether…

To the Lighthouse

Sea Pinks and Godrevy Lighthouse Armeria maritima, commonly known as thrift, sea thrift or sea pinks. Its neat carpet of evergreen leaves is topped with lollipops of candy-pink flowers from May to September.

Alice in June

This is the sight that greets me when I leave my house at the moment. The red campion is particularly beautiful this year, sandwiched between the frothy white cow parsley and the May blossom (hawthorn) and Alice cloaked in ivy standing proud. Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #49 | Favourite Things

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.

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…

Fairy Flowers

Our native type (Hyacinthoides non-scripta, otherwise named common bluebells, English bluebells, British bluebells, wood bells, fairy flowers and wild hyacinth) appears in ancient woodlands and along woodland edges in April and May. The sweetly scented flowers only droop from one side of the stem and have narrow leaves unlike the Spanish invaders which are paler and…