Harbour View

In winter, the colours of Cornwall appear to be rather muted greys, white and yellow. But enchanting all the same. Yesterday I posted some photos from the harbour in St Ives, one of which was looking back up at the town which is built on the hillside. Some of you may have noticed an unusual…

Winter in St Ives

I love St Ives. It is such a pretty little harbour-side town with three fabulous sandy beaches and exquisite turquoise water. Unfortunately I am not the only one to love it and most months of the year it is virtually impossible to move along the narrow winding streets¬† – and forget about parking your car…

The Mariner

Mariner Entering the Lighthouse I was quite taken with this tiny figure entering the lighthouse on the Alfred Wallis grave which is covered by an elaborate gravestone, made from tiles by Bernard Leach and depicting a tiny mariner at the foot of a huge lighthouse. Wallis was penniless when he died, but his friend Adrian…

Six on Saturday | Early bulb edition

“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle… a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.” ~ Barbara Winkler Scilla mischtschenkoana (Misczenko squill). Delicate and pretty, with shimmering silvery-blue flowers this exceptionally early flowering bulb is good…

Changing Seasons – January 2019

I have been taking part in the Changing Seasons Monthly Photography Challenge since 2015 when it was hosted by Cardinal Guzman /Max who lives in Oslo, Norway. 2015: I recorded the changes along a specific route around Ludlow, Shropshire, which highlighted the lovely River Teme, Ludlow Castle and the delightful Whitcliffe common. 2016: We moved…

cornwall in colours: yellow

“Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow up again fairer and stronger” ~ Hugh Macmillan January Gold Feeling the need for a breath of fresh air we took a wander along the George V Memorial Walk last…

Six on Saturday | Penzance in the Pink

A short post this week because there is still not a lot to show from my own garden, although one or two bulbs are flowering such as Hyacinths and Scilla. More of those later once I have a few more to add to the list. I have however managed to get out in between the…

Time for another sunset

January 16 2019 @ 16:38 …though not as you know it. This shot is facing north-east so the cloud is picking up the colours of the western sky, which actually was not as exciting. We haven’t had many spectacular sunsets this winter so far as the skies have been very cloudy and overcast for much…

Six on Saturday | Mid January Edition

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it”¬† ~ John Burroughs January is a month full of little changes, barely noticeable from a general glance through the window. Although the weather appeared to…