My Magical Place

Summer already seems long ago; the year has swiftly embraced autumn. The light is subtly different now. The sun is lower in the sky and shadows are longer and hard-edged. There is warmth in a sheltered spot, but an underlying chill lies in the air like a harbinger of winter.

The country lanes are no less interesting with the hips and haws and berries, wild flowers turning to seed; the bracken copper brown. On a clear day Trencrom hill still affords the most wonderful views to the Celtic Sea in the west and Mount’s Bay in the south.

Last week’s “micro harvest moon” (so named because it is the smallest it has been for a while on account of being at its furthest point in its orbit around the earth) appeared tiny and bright in our cloudless sky. So bright it kept waking me up during the night as it rose around sunset and set at sunrise. By early morning it had changed from being silvery white to golden yellow before sinking behind Trink hill. At the same time I saw the most wonderful saffron sky at dawn on my early morning trip to the bathroom and once again chastised myself for not yet having gone up onto ‘my’ hill to see the sun rise. In contrast the evening skies have been glowing red and orange and purple or more subtle peach and lilac. My favourite time of the year for sky watching is here.  From my magical place. Home.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63 | Magical


  1. Tina Schell says:

    Isn’t it just perfect when home IS your favorite place ?! Easy to see why you love it – which shines through in your images

    1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

      Beautiful. Here tonight we have had a beautiful sunset too.

      1. Heyjude says:

        Unfortunately we have been in the cloud and mist and mizzle most of today! Hoping it will be brighter tomorrow.

    2. Heyjude says:

      It’s my ‘happy’ place Tina. I have never felt so relaxed living anywhere else. Or maybe it is simply a sign of my old age – comfortable and content!

  2. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful, beautiful. What a wonderful place to live.

    1. Heyjude says:

      We quite like it 😉

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    There’s no place like home. Beautiful photos to illustrate your lovely narrative, Jude.

  4. Pit says:

    To me, that big picture at the top looks like a fossilized crab.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Those rocks do take on an identity of their own!

  5. pattimoed says:

    What a gorgeous spot, Jude. I love your images of the green hills and the sea. Very magical.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Always very green here Patti and I love the rolling hills and the beautiful sea beyond. Even the misty days don’t bother me so much now as the sunny days are so glorious.

      1. pattimoed says:

        It is a magical place, for sure!

  6. Sue says:

    Great magical, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Sue. I am still enchanted 🤩

  7. Ann Mackay says:

    What a lovely place to walk – love the view with the island! (Trying not to feel a bit jealous of that, hehe!)

    1. Heyjude says:

      Islands on both sides, but my favourite is the lighthouse. St Michael’s is very busy when the castle is open.

  8. Lynn says:

    So beautiful Jude. The skies here in Canada have been just as spectacular on clear nights, filled with such gorgeous colours, creating a magical canvas for the eyes to behold.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The Sky Painter is a great artist and free too!

  9. What a beautiful part of the country you live in, Jude. Love the last image with St Michael’s Mount in the distance. 😍

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love this time of year until it turns rainy, all next week apparently 😦

    1. Heyjude says:

      Rainy here already! But warm. A true Cornish mizzle day. Hope you are doing OK Gilly, miss you on the blog.

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        I got a tiny bit damp walking George 😦 I’m okay, had 3 weeks of diverticulitis but that’s cleared up now. Just the usual stressors now and blogging has slipped down the list but I hope to pick it up a bit more now.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Sounds grim. I’m back to the painful foot! Seriously need to get this sorted once I stop being on hospital runs.

        2. Lucid Gypsy says:

          I knew you had a foot problem but not what it is, something like plantar fasciitis? I hope your son is fit soon 🙂

        3. Heyjude says:

          It’s more of a problem with the ankle. Possible cause is nerve damage in my back. I can be fine for ages and then out of nowhere, in pain again! Most frustrating.

        4. Lucid Gypsy says:

          How horrible, hope ibuprofen jel helps.

        5. Heyjude says:

          Not really 😦

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