A Change of Scenery

In England we are still in lockdown mode (our third) which began on 6th January 2021, which means that we are only allowed to leave home for essential reasons. Since then most of my journeys have been to the library to collect books ordered online, or the supermarket(s) – I have a choice of two close to me in opposite directions and I have to drive to them.Β  The weather has been wet, windy and cold throughout these winter months though towards the end of February we were promised a few sunny days. Cold, but dry. So I pre-booked timed visits to two local gardens and hoped the weather forecasters had got it right.Β  I have already written about Trengwainton – showcasing the beautiful spring flowers here in Cornwall – and a river walk on this estate, which although not having a large garden, nevertheless is one I love to visit throughout the year. My intention was to capture the shadows and clouds,Β  ideas that have motivated me during lockdown.

Godolphin Gardens (NT) is about a 20 minute drive away along narrow country roads. And boy did it feel good to be seeing familiar sights again.

Apart from the garden there are a lot of buildings on the estate, built from local granite rock and I love the muted colours of this stone.

And the late winter light was truly spectacular.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #140 | A Change of Scenery

64 Comments

  1. restlessjo says:

    I wanted to keep walking with you, Jude! That first photo is truly beautiful with the scudding clouds. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I thought at first you’d changed your theme. A beautiful post in every respect.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It was a good day, until we hit that muddy lane!

  2. A change of scene, albeit just a short journey, is a great relief these days. Your photos are lovely, the light just gorgeous and the stonework so beautifully lit. πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Cornwall always looks beautiful when the sun shines.

      1. It’s even a treat to go to the dump on such a sunny morning! πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          Haha… yes. I like going to the supermarket in Carbis Bay as I can see Godrevy lighthouse. Just seeing the sea makes me happy.

  3. Sue says:

    Lovely shadows in these! Great light is a real bonus

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, we hit lucky with the weather on those two days. Always such a worry when you have to pre-book.

      1. Sue says:

        Yes, I had one lucky, and one not so lucky last autumn

  4. margaret21 says:

    What a treat. A lovely change of scene.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Indeed. Even the short drive was nice.

  5. BeckyB says:

    it makes such a difference doesn’t it getting out for a while, and rather fabulous where you explored

    1. Heyjude says:

      Probably technically not allowed as it isn’t within walking distance from home, but it was very quiet there. More people outside the chippy which we visited on the way back!

      1. BeckyB says:

        You’re allowed to drive to exercise and get food so I’d say you were being a good girl πŸ˜‰

        1. Heyjude says:

          But you could argue that we can easily take our exercise outside our front door! Luckily from Monday I believe we are allowed to travel a bit further as long as we don’t stay overnight.

        2. BeckyB says:

          brighter days lie ahead πŸ™‚

  6. Chloris says:

    How lovely, lucky you. Last time I was there was bluebell time and it was an unforgettable experience.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, the bluebells there are magnificent. We usually try and time it right to visit then.

  7. I wonΒ΄t mind the change of scenery–itΒ΄s lovely over there!I loved the fact that you have motivation while doing your photography sessions since it was clearly shown in your photos.
    Lovely walk, quiet beauty of nature…I am sure it lead to a great day!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It lead to very muddy shoes! Just read the river walk post. But yes, good to get out somewhere a little different.

      1. Ha,but muddy shoes meant somewhat fun!

  8. Leya says:

    Just lovely shades and sun, stones and trees. I wanted an outing for my post as well, but the weather has not been that great. You live in such a beautiful area – I know I keeep saying that, but it is the truth. β™₯

  9. beetleypete says:

    So nice to be able to get out and about, and you made the most of it with some lovely photos.
    Best wishes, Pete.x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I knew that there wouldn’t be much in the way of flowers here so I thought I’d continue with the themes that got me motivated in the earlier months. The light was glorious.

  10. bushboy says:

    So glad you have been able to get out and about and see some of my favourite places you have posted in the past. It looked like a glorious day to be out πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      It was! And especially after all the rain and snow storms!

      1. bushboy says:

        What…rain! Snow storms! Didn’t hear any of that here

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