Changing Seasons – April 2019

I wasn’t sure that I’d get a walk in this month as I usually leave it until the third week and that was when storm Hannah struck. Flower photography is nigh on impossible when it is windy, especially when combined with rain. Fortunately the sun came out on the last day so I dashed down…

Changing Seasons – March 2019

March came in like the proverbial lion along with two storms which brought gale force winds to this area for over a week. Not only was it windy, but also cold – the wind cut right through you making going outdoors for even a few minutes, unpleasant. Thankfully towards the end of the month things…

Changing Seasons – February 2019

The latter part of February has been astonishingly different to this time last year. In 2018 we were shivering from the ‘beast from the east’,  plants were killed by unexpected snow and the country was in turmoil. This year we have had record-breaking temperatures of 20°C in Wales and even here in Cornwall the day…

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…

George V Memorial Walk

Taking the car in for its MOT isn’t all bad when it means I can take a walk along the George V Memorial walk along the Copperhouse pool in Hayle whilst waiting for the test to be completed. The variety of flowers along this walk never fails to surprise and please me. At this time…

Six on Saturday | Rainbow

I am joining in with a new weekly meme that I have come across for those of us who love our gardens (or even someone else’s garden.) It is Six on Saturday and hosted by ‘The Propagator’.  Basically a post about six things in a garden, yours or someone else’s. Plants, birds, fruit, veg, tools, plans,…

cornwall in colours: spring shades (17 shades of green)

A walk in my favourite local “garden” on Sunday revealed lots of new life springing up – shrubs and perennials with bright new leaves; Euphorbias ranging from the palest yellow to brightest green, some with a dark red ‘eye’; variegated, spotted and striped; round, oval, crinkled, spiky; leathery, furry and prickly – take your pick. There…

Cornish favourites: King George V Memorial Walk

This level walk runs alongside the Copperhouse tidal pool, a reminder of Hayle’s heyday during the Industrial Revolution which is now home to a rich variety of birdlife. It is one of my favourite walks and also one of the closest to my home. I love to see what exotic planting I can find through…