And now the year is over…

The end of the year marks our 6th Christmas in Cornwall. It’s been quite an eventful few years and nothing like I expected it to be. The last two years in and out of lockdowns meant staying at home has been our norm, though this year we did at least manage a short holiday to a neighbouring county. Photos of which can be found on my other blogs: Travel Words and Earth laughs in Flowers.

January in lockdown had me looking at clouds
February was time to visit a spring garden
March was all about shadows and trees

April was enjoying all the spring bulbs I had planted the previous autumn.

May was getting out for a walk in a bluebell wood
June was staying at home as the G7 was held in nearby Carbis Bay and roads were closed – the bonus was watching the Red Arrows perform over St Ives Bay from the top of ‘my’ hill
During July we went out for lunch at nearby Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens and visited the Art Gallery there

In August we managed a trip to Trelissick Gardens to enjoy the summer borders and also for me to focus on photographing shadows.

September saw the return of the fabulous autumn sunsets we get here
…and a walk to the Greenburrow mine – part of the Ding Dong sett. I was still photographing clouds.
Still photographing clouds in October
…as well as a rare visit to a beach on my birthday.

November saw us stay close to home with a walk along the George V Garden in Hayle and a visit to Penzance and the Morab Garden.

Whilst December had us take a pre-Christmas walk on the beach at Marazion where we had the best burger ever from a small café next to the beach with an even better view over the bay.
and one of the most glorious winter sunsets shortly before the Winter Solstice.

I hope you will join me in my Cornish adventures this year.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #180 | “Favourite Images of the Year”

You can find the corresponding posts published by our hosts here: TinaPattiAnn-Christine, and Amy


  1. Wind Kisses says:

    I have loved scrolling through your photos over the last few years. I never really have much to say. Honestly, your photos speak their own language and always tell a story of what you want to see. Even your previous color challenge. Keep on. Cornwall has been on my list of places to see for many years, and It is wonderful to make notations for when we finally get there. Like many, our trip was cancelled. I can be patient though and enjoy it as it is intended…in time. Happy New Year. Donna

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, thank you Donna that’s a really lovely comment and I much appreciate it and your visits. I hope you do make it to Cornwall one day. As you said, we just have to be patient. All the best to you too 🧡

  2. What a lovely pictorial review of your year Jude. I know this is January but many thanks for your beautiful posts and wishing you all the best for the upcoming year X

    1. Heyjude says:

      You too Rosemary, we all need things to return to normal ❤️

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