An Evening Walk in April


Only a few yards from our new home we get a sea view over St Ives bay and the Godrevy lighthouse near Hayle. Now that April is here the fields are starting to fill up with sheep and cattle.


In some instances both sharing the same pasture (this one with Trencrom Hill in the background).


The light was so lovely and clear and there was very little breeze so on a whim (as in not wearing the proper walking boots and no poles) we decided to leap(!!) over a stile and head up the hill in the hope of seeing a decent sunset. Avoiding the mud and boggy bits as best as we could (this is why you need to be wearing proper boots!)


we approached the summit in time to see the sun sink behind the hill. To the west the sky and clouds took on the reddish glow, whilst in the east soft pink and lilac tones appeared.


Heading back down the lane before it became too dark we were treated to a blood-red cloud, silhouetting the farmyard and lane perfectly.




  1. joannesisco says:

    The process of discovery of the hidden jewels in a new place is the best! I suspect you are going to be seeking many sunsets from that hill.

    I love the colours in the 3rd photo of the rock hill – what I see as purples and pinks in the rock. Very beautiful.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jo. The light is amazing here, which is why so many artists were/are drawn to the area. And with the wind having died down it was a very pleasant evening. That wind has teeth today! I think you might be seeing quite a few sunsets – and who knows maybe even a sunrise!

      1. joannesisco says:

        I know better than to expect very many sunrises 😉

    2. Heyjude says:

      Ah, you know me too well 😀

  2. Pit says:

    Wonderful pictures! 🙂 As much as we love to go to the coast, we wouldn’t want to live at the coast here [too humid, e.g.] But the Cornwall coast would be something quite different, or the Devon coast, come to that. In fact, when we were still in the planning stages of moving away from Karnes City, we evebn looked at houses on the southern English coast. But the prices were somewhat “discouraging”. 😉

    1. Heyjude says:

      House prices anywhere in the south are discouraging.

      1. Pit says:

        Even worse than here in Fredericksburg/Texas!

  3. What a beautiful place you’ve chosen for your new home. So many treats, and you’ve only been there a few days. The light is quite lovely, especially in the cow photo, and you’ve placed those boulders to perfection. So many delights in store – for both of us!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love the ‘bookended’ cows! Watched a magpie attack a kestrel (think it was a juvenile kestrel, but can’t be sure, or possibly a merlin but they are rarer) in the hedgerow opposite our house this afternoon. You never know just what you’ll see here!

  4. Chillbrook says:

    Beautiful photographs Jude! You’re capturing that lovely soft evening light beautifully! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Adrian, the light is pretty amazing.

  5. Wonderful photos, Jude. You’ve really chosen your new location well. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Still getting used to it. Quite a difference from being able to walk into town in less than 5 minutes!

  6. Such glorious surroundings will lead to many more fantastic posts, I’m sure.

  7. pommepal says:

    Oh my Jude, what a stunning place you have chosen, you must be so happy. The light is magic, that first photo with the evening sun lighting up the buildings, stone wall and lovely tree is stunning as are the sunset shots. Be careful without proper shoes and walking stick…

  8. beetleypete says:

    Lovely light in the west once again, Jude. Hale Sands takes me back to a holiday, almost sixty years ago. Wind-breakers, sand-castles, and tea on the beach.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can see why wind-breakers are popular down here! Nowadays everyone seems to have those little tents.

      1. beetleypete says:

        That’s progress for you, Jude. x

  9. Michael says:

    I love the photo at the summit, of the golden light framed by the old stacked stone. There’s an intimacy in it somehow, a secret between the sun and the stones almost, in the way the image is framed. The golden light is kind of revealed by the opening in the stone, and outside of the stone’s viewfinder the land is cooler and dim. Lovely…


    1. Heyjude says:

      What a lovely comment Michael, thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.

  10. How lovely to have such wonderful views so nearby, and the Cornish sky of course, is hard to beat!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Glorious this evening and not a breath of wind for a change!

      1. A glorious, still evening – that sounds perfect.

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