Monthly Photo Challenge: May

June already? How can that be possible? Where on earth did May go to?

I neglected the blogging world during May – I do have one or two excuses – mainly a shockingly slow connection to the broadband which makes any online work painful and also an illness I can’t seem to shake off. Feeling overwhelmingly tired all the time is not helping me to concentrate on editing photos or writing blog posts.

So my monthly round-up is going to be very brief and in fact if it was not for the fact that my daughter and granddaughters came down for a visit at the end of the month I probably would not have any photos to share. As it is I shall just go with V2 of CG’s challenge and show you a rather foggy image taken at Porthcurno last Sunday just before the rain came in hard. Porthcurno is a stunning beach at the western end of Cornwall and those steep steps you can see in the corner lead up to the Minack Theatre which holds open air events in an amphitheatre carved out of the rocks. And no, I didn’t climb them! But as you can see in the header image, lots of people do.

I did some work in the garden before I fell ill, mainly weeding and planting the raised beds, but a lot of plants got eaten by the slugs and snails as I have not been vigilant in checking every day. Next year I am going to revise the use of these beds and create a herb potager (apparently the S&S do not like scented plants) and possibly try some fruit such as raspberries and gooseberries. I have also created a gravelled area to replace a small section of the lawn and planted some climbers and other shrubs to give us more privacy from the neighbours. I will get some photos next month when I have finished the work.

The Cardinal is continuing his photo project throughout 2017 – a blogging event, a monthly photo challenge. Read his blog for the new rules this year (he is running two versions) and to view his interpretation and those of other participants.


  1. I had the same reaction to the sudden disappearance of May. Sorry to hear you’ve been sick. That sucks. Hope you’re on the mend soon, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks H 🙂

  2. restlessjo says:

    You know my thoughts. Aside from a quick tot of something and a big hug I have nothing else to offer. Hoping for much improvement soon. 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I shall go and watch the Murray match and take things easy today. Thanks for the tot and hug 🙂

      1. restlessjo says:

        How’s he doing? They were still scrapping for the first when I left home. Out on a job with Mick xx

        1. Heyjude says:

          Won in three sets. Gone somewhere nice?

        2. restlessjo says:

          Thought he’d do it. 🙂 Ended up in Saltburn for a couple of hours. Summer up here ends on Monday so I’m making the most.

  3. You might only have one photo, but it’s a beauty. Hope you’re feeling better soon, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Carol. It was a very cloudy day and turned to rain, but at least we got out for a bit and the water there is always a gorgeous colour.

  4. I wondered why you hadn’t shown up in my Reader for a while. I even scrolled down quite a ways, and nothing! I do hope you shake this illness.
    I’d heard of Minack Theatre. Are those steps the only access?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I will get back to blogging at some point, still feel lethargic and the slow wifi doesn’t motivate me. You can drive up to the theatre along a narrow and steep road so you pray nothing is coming from the other direction!

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Ahh sorry you ‘ve been feeling naff Jude, at least your girls cheered you up, mine were here the same time. Hope you ‘re well on the mend now, sunshine will help x:-)x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Sunshine lacking here today Gilly, pouring it down and a leak in the conservatory too! Feeling a bit brighter though and making the most of the tennis to cheer myself up.

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        And here, if I hadn’t had lift both ways to work I’d have been soaked! Aww sorry you’ve been low, glad tennis helps even if I don’t quite get it!

  6. Sorry to hear you’ve not been feeling too well recently Jude – hope you feel much better soon and that the sun comes out as well! 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks. I hate being ill. Doesn’t happen often, but this seems to have knocked me off my feet. Getting back to normal, slowly 🙂

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