Michaelmas

The feast day of St Michael the Archangel on the 29th September coincides with the peak flowering season of autumn flowering Asters. Which is how they come by their common name,¬†Michaelmas Daisy. These pretty flowers were bought from the Old Court Nurseries and Picton Gardens in Worcestershire back in 2014 and have flowered every year…

Six on Saturday | Autumnal beginnings

What a week! Brilliant sunny, almost summer day on Monday became a winter’s day by Thursday with strong winds, hail and cold temperatures. Poor plants! Having basked blissfully in the sunshine at the beginning of the week they were tossed around mercilessly by the end. So these photos were taken early in the week. (1)¬†First…

My Muse

A few years ago, when we first moved to Cornwall, this lighthouse captured my imagination and I loved visiting the area to photograph it. Sadly this year my only views have been from afar, close to home. In early spring when it is usually quiet(ish) in Cornwall we were told not to venture far from…

Wordless Wednesday

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where we look at the beauty of this season.

Autumn Equinox

Yesterday was such a lovely day. Sunny from midday. Calm and no clouds. Hazy sunshine along the coast. But the thing that made the most impression on me was the size of the sun as it began its descent. It was enormous and the colour was deep orange casting dark golden shadows into the house….

Six on Saturday | September Borders

Another lovely week, with the exception of Wednesday when the fog remained stubbornly over the north coast of Cornwall, has meant lots of time in the garden. A quick visit to the local garden centre to buy some compost and a flexible bucket with the thought of buying some wallflowers and possibly a plant or…

Six on Saturday | September Joy

This week the weather on Monday and Tuesday turned out lovely, despite cloud coming and going. I should have popped down to the beach, but the garden called. So much to tidy up at this time of year. (1) A gardener’s lament. Bessara elegans: Type: Tender Perennial Corm. Common Name: Coral Drops. These tiny corms…