cornwall in colours: glas

The sea is never one colour. But in Cornish there is a single word, glas, which can capture all the colours of the water: blue, green, pale grey. [gla:z (M); glæ:z (L)] – blue, green, grey.  Cornish is perhaps most closely related to Welsh and Breton languages. Omniglot

cornwall in colours: all the blues

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) ran her blue challenge. Anything blue as long as the photo itself was square. So here are my Cornish blues. Those of you with a mathematical  brain will realise that 2 x 16 squares = 32, one more than the month itself, but who is…

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.

cornwall in colours: green

People often undervalue the effect that green foliage has in a garden. During the winter months having a few evergreen trees or shrubs can be so rewarding so perhaps try and make room for a few. There are thousands of shades of green ranging from the vivid limes of Euphorbia (Spurge)  to the olive-grey of…

cornwall in colours: acid yellow

On an early morning visit to St Ives I took a walk around the harbour looking for interesting objects to photograph. I loved this vibrant cheerful yellow rope for its colours, twists and texture.  It wasn’t a particularly warm morning and the sun was playing hide and seek, but it was so nice to be…

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…