Looking for Camellias

We picked a sunny day on Saturday for another garden walk, this time driving to the Trebah Gardens which lies on the Helford River. I was hoping to find some of the autumn/winter flowering camellias, but apart from one white one which was flowering too high for me to get a decent photo, the camellias…

Thoughts on a Tuesday

The wide terrace in front of Trelissick House was bathed in sunshine on Sunday afternoon. A great spot to sit and absorb some essential Vitamin D and admire the view of the Carrick Roads (estuary of the  River Fal)

Garden Walk in Winter

When visiting a garden in winter you have to adjust your expectations and seek out  patterns, shapes, and muted colours that don’t necessarily call out to you when the garden is otherwise full of colour. Different kinds of moss, lichens and bark now have their time for you to closely observe. Take your time to…

Saturday Sketches #5

The Ross Bridge, Penzance – Sepia Pencil The original swing bridge was built in 1881 from an old railway turntable to give access to the Abbey Basin and dry dock. This bridge was replaced in 1980, constructed by local Cornish company Visick’s Foundry.  The bridge, which opens to allow boats into the dry dock approximately…

Saturday Sketches #4

Dry Dock and Abbey Warehouse, Penzance – coloured Pencil A large network of smugglers’ tunnels runs beneath Penzance, spanning out from the harbour to the Abbey Warehouse, the Turks Head and Admiral Benbow pubs on Chapel Street, and to Causewayhead and Market Jew Street. 

In the Neighbourhood | Hayle Harbour

Ann-Christine invites us to explore our local neighbourhood this week, which is apt seeing as we in England are requested not to stray too far from home. I think I have ‘done’ my local area to death this year as we really haven’t been very far at all. So on a trip to the local…