Six on Saturday | Light Bulb Moment

Looking through my window right now does not entice me outside into the garden. No sooner had we got rid of storm Ciara and the aftermath when Dennis made his way over the Atlantic. It’s alright naming these storms, but people now seem to think these are the only storms we are experiencing as only…

Winter trees

The current stormy conditions are keeping me indoors, so time to look at some of the photos that I took before the end of the year but never made it onto the blog. This is a photo that has been shown before, but not quite like this. The way these trees frame the lane on…

Six on Saturday | Early Bulbs

This week was described as a ‘quiet’ week by the weathermen. Calm days with some sunshine though some mist and frost in places and some gentle sunsets. I continued my daily pottering though limited to cutting down some of the old growth on the perennials and ferns and turfing out more Bittercress from the borders…

Blue Winter

Winter uses all the blues there are. One shade of blue for water, one for ice, Another blue for shadows over snow. The clear or cloudy sky uses blue twice – Both different blues. And hills row after row Are colored blue according to how far. You know the blue-jay’s double-blur device Show’s best when…

Six on Saturday | colour returns to the garden

Another damp week here in the south-west so not great for any gardening although every time I popped out to fill up the bird feeders I had a quick look around to see what was growing and also pull out some of the bittercress which seems to becoming rampant here. I also took part in…

Six on Saturday | Life has begun

After a couple of frosty days we returned to the doom and gloom. Not so much wind or even rain, but plenty of Cornish mizzle and definitely not enticing me out to do much in the garden, for one thing everything is depressingly wet and soggy. I nipped outside this morning to see if there…

The Sky Painter Returns

For the last few nights since the dry and cold weather arrived we have been seeing a lovely orange-peach glow on the horizon when the sun has set. Last night though with a hint of cloud, the sky lit up and between the hours of 1700 – 1800 we were enchanted by the show as…

Six on Saturday | After the Storm

Storm Brendan came and went which meant another week stuck indoors. This morning however there is a soft watered-silk-blue winter sky and the sun is shining. I don’t get much sun in my garden during the winter months; the sun is too low and doesn’t come far enough to the west and there is also…

Chilean Myrtle

Chilean  Myrtle (Luma apiculata) has attractive cinnamon bark which peels away to show creamy patches underneath. It looks particularly enchanting when bathed in sunlight. Trebah Garden РDecember 2019

Black-headed Gulls

Gulls are members of a large, widespread family of seabirds. Often known as seagulls (though no species is actually called a seagull, and many are found far from the sea), they sometimes get a bad reputation for stealing chips. But gulls are intelligent, adaptable and often beautiful birds.¬† [source: The Wildlife Trusts] It is also…