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 – December 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…

Little Egret

My favourite walk along George V Memorial Walk in Hayle is not only interesting for the number of plants which grow there, but also the birdlife, especially in winter when migrants arrive to feast from the muddy tidal pools. The Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) appeared in the UK in significant numbers in 1989 and first bred…

Six on Saturday | Welcome to 2020

These photos are from Friday as the sun was shining for the first time in over a week! It has been dry, but oh, so dull and grey and depressing and all I have wanted to do is sleep… But let’s take a quick wander around the garden to see what’s happening since I last…

Christmas Day

Yes, I know that was over a week ago, but it was also the last day we saw the sun around here, until this morning. And even then it soon disappeared under a veil of cloud. It was also the last time I took a photo. Brian of Bushboy’s World fame is curious to know what…

Changing Seasons – December 2019

This is the last month in my year of photographing the George V Memorial Garden in Hayle which lies alongside the Copperhouse tidal pool, a reminder of Hayle’s heyday during the Industrial Revolution and now home to a rich variety of birdlife. This flat trail, about three quarters of a mile long, goes through former…