And now the year is over…

A look back at the sixth year of our life in Cornwall. Another year full of unexpected events and very little travelling, but still the beauty of this county continues to shine. So please come with me and take a look at 2022.

January saw an astonishing number of Starlings around the neighbourhood. I have never seen so many and the murmurations kept me spellbound.
February is the anniversary of the day on which we took the keys to our Cornish home – that was 6 years ago and we celebrated by having lunch in the lovely village of Mousehole.
March took me to Land’s End for the first time in 30 years. It was a beautiful day except for a ferocious wind blowing.

In April I drove down to Surrey to see my daughter and her family and join in with the celebrations of my granddaughter who turned 18. It was a lovely time and I was very pleased to fit in a trip to my beloved RHS Wisley Gardens as well.

Bench with hedgerow of Exochorda macanthra ‘The Bride’

And of course April is my favourite month as this is when my spring bulbs, including the Tulips, begin to flower in earnest.

May presented some beautiful sunsets at home and at the end of the month a visit to South Devon
Where we visited the lovely Garden House  in nearby Buckland Monachorum
June saw us in lovely Devon and a few days in Tavistock where we drove around the glorious Dartmoor National Park.
July saw us stuck at home after the car broke down and the garages were unable to even have a look at it until August. So back to cloud watching again.
And enjoying my garden of course.
The car was returned by the middle of August just in time for me to drive down to Surrey again for another delightful long weekend with my daughter. This time we had a wonderful walk in Richmond Park, the home to around 600 roaming deer.
In September we visited the lovely NT Trengwainton Gardens which is always a delight.
And in October we went to another NT garden near Truro – Trelissick – which is another favourite. The weather was spring-like and we enjoyed a woodland stroll.
November saw us in St Ives for a visit to our GP and another Covid booster jab. The stormy weather provided us with this lucky rainbow scene across St Ives Bay.
And December’s bright, but cold weather, brought us this amazing light over the peninsula.
Cheers! Enjoying a glass of cold New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc overlooking the beach.
I hope you will join me in my Cornish adventures this year.

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  1. susurrus says:

    Cheers, Jude! I certainly will. The starlings are amazing, as is your December light and I loved the frame on your deer picture. I hope 2023 will be kind and the car is fixed!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Susan, yes the car has been fixed! Not so many starlings this year, but the sea was very steely today.

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