Life in the Countryside

Living in the countryside is not all romance and tranquillity despite the wonderful landscapes and incredible views, the fresh air and lack of pollution, the feeling of escaping the rat race. Here in the UK a rural location so often means a lack of amenities as village shops close down and local schools don’t have…

My Magical Place

Summer already seems long ago; the year has swiftly embraced autumn. The light is subtly different now. The sun is lower in the sky and shadows are longer and hard-edged. There is warmth in a sheltered spot, but an underlying chill lies in the air like a harbinger of winter. The country lanes are no…

Chapel Carn Brea

Chapel Carn Brea is close to Land’s End in the far south-west of Cornwall, not to be confused with Carn Brea which is near Redruth. From the vantage point of the former on a clear day you can see all the way to the Lizard and sometimes to the Isles of Scilly. Alas not on…

Wheal Coates

The Wheal Coates mining site is probably the most famous in Cornwall. It sits on one of the most beautiful cliff tops and the Towanroath shaft is very much a Cornish icon. We are most definitely in Poldark country. [click link for more Poldark locations in Cornwall] I have yet to get a ‘proper’ photo…

Changing Seasons – August 2019

August has passed all too quickly and with many more visits to the hospital. A quick walk along the George V garden was made after a morning of rain! Whist the rest of the UK suffered from yet another heatwave this month, we in Cornwall remained in a state of Cornish mizzleĀ¹ for much of…

Aliens?

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #60 | Framing the shot

a different view of the hill

A familiar place from an unfamiliar angle. I usually approach ‘my hill’ from the north or east side and take pretty much the same photographs, albeit it at different times of the day or in different seasons. Exiting through the western ‘gate’ gives you a completely different view of the rocks as well as new…

Picnic at the Rock

‘My’ hill is one of my favourite places to go. No matter how many times I climb up to the top I am mesmerised by the 360 degree views and the thought that once upon a time an Iron-age hillfort stood here. You can feel history in the air. A quiet, reflective and meditative place….

cornwall in colours: all the blues

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) ran her blue challenge. Anything blue as long as the photo itself was square. So here are my Cornish blues. Those of you with a mathematicalĀ  brain will realise that 2 x 16 squares = 32, one more than the month itself, but who is…

Cornwall in Colours

I don’t often go to the beach during the summer, but my youngest son and family paid us a visit in early July and we met up at Godrevy for lunch and a wander on the beach. It was a beautiful day with barely a whisper of a cloud in sight. Later on in the…