Strictly speaking not quite winter as this was on 30 November, but it felt wintry in the cold, but fortunately sunny day. A visit to our local town Penzance was an excuse to go out for lunch. We were lucky enough to find free parking along the promenade, a rare event. On arriving at the pub we often use we were informed that their ovens were broken so there was a limited menu. Fish and chips were what we had come for and fortunately the fryers were unaffected.
Replenished we made our way through the Morrab Gardens and up to Penlee Park where we stopped for coffee in the Orangery (a café attached to the Penlee House Museum and Art Gallery) that also serves lovely cakes, but we were too full to take advantage.
On the way we saw some lovely autumn flowering camellias as well as a Hebe hedge and a Callistemon (bottle-brush tree) in the front of a couple of houses in Morrab Road. (One of my favourite roads in Penzance).
Whilst the OH went off to his appointment I had a wander around the park and gardens.
At this time of the year there are not a lot of plants in flower, though probably more than in other parts of the UK, so my focus was to hunt down anything with colour as well as seeking out interesting trees (more of that topic to come later).
When we met up later we walked over to the Art Deco Lido at the end of the promenade and watched the sun go down behind Newlyn before heading home.