Hayle: Phillack

The Parish Church of Phillack, stands high on the edge of the Towans overlooking Hayle’s Copperhouse pool. Originally dedicated to St Piala or Phillack, it was latterly changed to St Felicitas and St Piala’s Church. (Piala was the sister of Gwinear and came over from Ireland accompanied by him and 770 companions, only to be…

finding space

The Hayle Towans last week were possibly one of the few beaches where social distancing was not an issue. Couples and families all managing to find plenty of space on a beach that stretches for 3 miles along the coastline and on a day like this with a low tide possibly a mile wide!

Six on Saturday | Summer 2020

Welcome summer time! Although the week began with beautiful summer weather, it deteriorated mid-week reverting to typical British summertime with cloudy skies and brisk winds, though not so much in the way of rain. This week’s six are all blues and purples that are in flower in my garden during this week. (1) Hebe (Shrubby…

creative with light #2

This month I have been running a challenge on my Travel blog about being creative with light. So every time I go out and about I am being more conscious of the way the light falls; the shadows; the colours. These red roses simply glow in the late evening sunlight. The shadow patterns are rather…

creative with light #1

This month I have been running a challenge on my Travel blog about being creative with light. So every time I go out and about I am being more conscious of the way the light falls; the shadows; the colours. Coming home past Alice in late evening sun I noticed the way the golden light…

Six on Saturday | the end of spring

I am very late with this post this week. Usually I have my post written on Friday and just waiting to link up to the Prop on Saturday. This week though has been weird, I go out into the garden for 10 minutes of weeding and come back in to find that hours have passed…

delicate colours

delicate (adj.) – very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality / dainty / graceful / elegant I suppose we think of delicate colours as those that are very pale; pastels, ethereal, soft. So I had a look around the lanes and my walk along George V yesterday to try and capture…

Six on Saturday | Newbies

May is hotting up, this past week has been lovely. Here in the south-west we don’t get those mid twenty temperatures in the rest of the country, but 20°C is fine by me. I nearly drove to a nearby beach mid-week, but decided to empty some of the early spring bulb pots instead and get…

bees and one butterfly

pastime (noun) –  an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby. I don’t have many pastimes. Mainly gardening and photography take up my time now that I am retired. So flower photography is pretty much a given. What I do like to do at this time of year is try…