Light

After a week of relentless heavy rain, gales and showers it was a relief to awake to a lovely sunrise this morning. This golden hour was  just after 8 am.

Garden View: Trengwainton

Trengwainton is my closest National Trust garden, though St Michael’s Mount and Godolphin are pretty close too. They are all very different gardens and I try to visit each one a couple of times a year, usually spring and autumn. Summer is best avoided, especially St Michael’s Mount which attracts a lot of coaches. Trengwainton…

Six on Saturday | Lost Gardens of Heligan

There is not a lot of change in my garden this week, though I have bought a couple of new perennial plants for the shady border. How could I resist when they were being offered at 50% off! Now I can’t decide whether to keep them in their pots until the spring or chance planting…

Changing Seasons – October

Month ten of my photographer’s nature journal. “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” Nathaniel Hawthorne October has been a mixed month. We didn’t go very far as we had the builders in…

Six on Saturday | Annual Round-up

As it is coming to the end of October and the clocks move back tonight (why do they still do this?) we are heading into the worst months of the year (November, December and January) as far as I am concerned. I hate short days and it getting dark at 4 pm.  Not a time…

Big and Beautiful

Last night we saw another of the fabulous autumn sunsets that light the sky for half an hour or more at this time of year. Starting with pretty yellow hues at just after 6 pm and then deepening into orange and scarlet by 6:36 pm. Lens-Artists Photo Challenge | Big can be Beautiful

Clarity

I popped over to St Michael’s Mount to get one last visit in before the garden closed at the end of September. Leaving just before the tide started to come back in I was struck by the absolute clearness of the light over the mount on my way to the car park. Usually the castle…

Six on Saturday | October Edition

It has been a strange month so far. Some sunny and even warm days, some cloudy days and Storm Callum was rather a pain bringing lashings of rain and gale force winds. Although the new conservatory roof was finished, the storm managed to find a gap to blow in some rain causing wet interior walls…

Sea Fog

This young boy reminded me of my young grandson in the way he solemnly surveyed the sea on one of the coastal foggy days recently.