Although winter is not my favourite season by any stretch of the imagination, I still like to get out for a walk if it is not actually raining. Fortunately I can walk into the countryside from my front door and only five minutes along the lane there are views over St Ives Bay to the north Cornish coast, newborn lambs in the fields and signs of new life in the hedges.

The Cornish hedges¹ usually hidden by a cloak of greenery are now revealed. Moss, ivy and navelwort climbing up and over.

And of course that wonderful view of Godrevy lighthouse in the misty distance.

¹ A Cornish hedge is technically a dry-stone wall, but usually with bushes or trees growing along the top. It is never called a ‘hedgerow’ or a ‘wall’. The hedges may be of bare stone encrusted with lichens and mosses, or disappear under luxuriant greenery.

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  1. Lovely photos. What a blessing to live in such a scenic place, and all within walking distance.

    1. Heyjude says:

      There is a downside, we have to use the car for everything, too far to walk to the nearest bus stop. But when we look out at the views we think it is worth it.

      1. Oh yes, it is worth it. We have to use the car for everything too, and don’t have those kind of views anywhere near here.

  2. J > If that’s winter in Cornwall, what’s not to like?!

    1. Heyjude says:

      The rain? The fog? 😀

  3. Jude, you are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place and to have all this at your doorstep. I know it can be inconvenient sometimes, but mostly it must be wonderful.

  4. Tina Schell says:

    What a glorious spot your lighthouse view is Jude! A perfect example of nature’s best!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Tina. If only it was within walking distance!

  5. Well, i’ve just learned from Becky that poinsettias are trees and here I am learning that hedges are walls! My education is going well tonight.

  6. Gorgeous! I’ve got a thing for moss. Every time I see it I’m transported in time. You’ve got such great shots!

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’ve always likedNavelwort and wish I was brave enough to try eating it, have you ever Jude?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I didn’t know that you could! Cucumber taste? It is very fleshy. I would like more in my Cornish hedge, but everything BUT navelwort seems to seed there!

  8. patch405 says:

    Is this your home in the feature image? Can I come for an extended visit? The scene is magnificent!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Haha… no! My much more modest house is about five minutes walk from that view. The lighthouse is a 20 minute drive away.

  9. Camille says:

    Love the outdoors. Thanks for sharing, great pics

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks for the visit.

  10. carterwild says:

    Beautiful photos

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you.

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