More ‘Ant’ People

Low tide when the beaches of Godrevy and Gwithian link up and you can walk across the Red River which divides the two. Taking a photograph from the top of the cliffs is a favourite of mine. I love to see the ‘ant’ people.

Six on Saturday | Hello Summer!

Another week, another month. June heralds the beginning of the Northern hemisphere summer and yet there are only 21 days left before we reach the longest day! Too soon, I hear you cry. How is it that the winter months drag and yet the lighter days speed by? The warmer weather this week (not every…

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…

Six on Saturday | End of May Edition

As spring comes to a close it seems to be all pink and yellow in the garden (and coast) this week. The sun has brought the flowers out to play, but the ground is seriously dry. Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ – what a beauty! This grows in the ‘woodland border’ and uses the Goat Willow trees…

look, but don’t touch

Monkshood or Aconite or even wolf’s bane (Aconitum napellus) is one of the most poisonous plants in the garden. A beautiful but deadly hooded flower that can poison by touch alone. That said, bees and butterflies love aconitums, slugs hate them! The top sepal forms the trademark “monk’s hood” and just look at that beautiful…

The Lanes in May

We live in the countryside, but not in a remote location as it is only 3 miles to the former fishing village of St Ives and 4 miles to the former industrial town of Hayle. One of the advantages of living here is that we can walk straight out of our front door and into…

Colours of the Celtic Sea

This view of St Ives harbour and island is one of my favourites especially when the tide is in and the sun is shining. The colours of the Celtic sea (An Mor Keltek) can be breathtakingly beautiful – cyans, aquamarine and deep blues. Hard to believe this is England.

Six on Saturday | Sunny Wall and Gravel Garden

A look at the sunniest part of the garden this week. When I moved in to this house the walled area was full of weeds (cinquefoil, silver-weed, achillea, forget-me-nots, hogweed, buttercups) and a Dianthus or “pinks.”  The Dianthus is still here and about to explode into flower so I’ll save that until it does. The…