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
Isn’t it just perfect when home IS your favorite place ?! Easy to see why you love it – which shines through in your images
Beautiful. Here tonight we have had a beautiful sunset too.
Unfortunately we have been in the cloud and mist and mizzle most of today! Hoping it will be brighter tomorrow.
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!
Beautiful, beautiful. What a wonderful place to live.
We quite like it 😉
There’s no place like home. Beautiful photos to illustrate your lovely narrative, Jude.
To me, that big picture at the top looks like a fossilized crab.
Those rocks do take on an identity of their own!
What a gorgeous spot, Jude. I love your images of the green hills and the sea. Very magical.
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.
It is a magical place, for sure!
Great magical, Jude!
Thank you Sue. I am still enchanted 🤩
What a lovely place to walk – love the view with the island! (Trying not to feel a bit jealous of that, hehe!)
Islands on both sides, but my favourite is the lighthouse. St Michael’s is very busy when the castle is open.
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.
The Sky Painter is a great artist and free too!
What a beautiful part of the country you live in, Jude. Love the last image with St Michael’s Mount in the distance. 😍
I love this time of year until it turns rainy, all next week apparently 😦
Rainy here already! But warm. A true Cornish mizzle day. Hope you are doing OK Gilly, miss you on the blog.
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.
Sounds grim. I’m back to the painful foot! Seriously need to get this sorted once I stop being on hospital runs.
I knew you had a foot problem but not what it is, something like plantar fasciitis? I hope your son is fit soon 🙂
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.
How horrible, hope ibuprofen jel helps.
Not really 😦
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