Chilean Myrtle

Chilean  Myrtle (Luma apiculata) has attractive cinnamon bark which peels away to show creamy patches underneath. It looks particularly enchanting when bathed in sunlight. Trebah Garden – December 2019

Black-headed Gulls

Gulls are members of a large, widespread family of seabirds. Often known as seagulls (though no species is actually called a seagull, and many are found far from the sea), they sometimes get a bad reputation for stealing chips. But gulls are intelligent, adaptable and often beautiful birds.  [source: The Wildlife Trusts] It is also…

Little Egret

My favourite walk along George V Memorial Walk in Hayle is not only interesting for the number of plants which grow there, but also the birdlife, especially in winter when migrants arrive to feast from the muddy tidal pools. The Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) appeared in the UK in significant numbers in 1989 and first bred…

Six on Saturday | Welcome to 2020

These photos are from Friday as the sun was shining for the first time in over a week! It has been dry, but oh, so dull and grey and depressing and all I have wanted to do is sleep… But let’s take a quick wander around the garden to see what’s happening since I last…

Christmas Day

Yes, I know that was over a week ago, but it was also the last day we saw the sun around here, until this morning. And even then it soon disappeared under a veil of cloud. It was also the last time I took a photo. Brian of Bushboy’s World fame is curious to know what…

Changing Seasons – December 2019

This is the last month in my year of photographing the George V Memorial Garden in Hayle which lies alongside the Copperhouse tidal pool, a reminder of Hayle’s heyday during the Industrial Revolution and now home to a rich variety of birdlife. This flat trail, about three quarters of a mile long, goes through former…

Most Popular Posts 2019

Another look at the stats for this year to see what posts are proving the most popular. From comments left on the post last year the conclusion I came to was that most people enjoy the longer posts more than my solo photos, and more so if it is about my garden. I know it…

Seasonal Greetings

To all my lovely followers and those who take the time to comment on my posts throughout the year I thank you. I appreciate the time you take out of your busy lives to pop in for a chat and I wish you everything you wish for yourself at this time of the year and…

Six on Saturday | Midwinter

A quick one this week as there is nothing of great interest to show from my own garden. It has been too wet and far too windy to do any further maintenance, and to be honest recently I have had a feeling of general apathy. Perhaps not unexpected at this time of year combined with…

Christmas Baubles Not Necessary

St Ives harbour beach at a very low tide showing how you can walk on the sand around to Porthminster beach . What must it be like to live in one of those clifftop houses?