Seasonal Greetings

To all my lovely followers and those who take the time to comment on my posts throughout the year I thank you. I appreciate the time you take out of your busy lives to pop in for a chat and I wish you everything you wish for yourself at this time of the year and…

Six on Saturday | Midwinter

A quick one this week as there is nothing of great interest to show from my own garden. It has been too wet and far too windy to do any further maintenance, and to be honest recently I have had a feeling of general apathy. Perhaps not unexpected at this time of year combined with…

Christmas Baubles Not Necessary

St Ives harbour beach at a very low tide showing how you can walk on the sand around to Porthminster beach . What must it be like to live in one of those clifftop houses?

Ruddy Turnstone

The ruddy turnstone is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. The scientific name is from Latin. The genus name arenaria derives from arenarius, “inhabiting sand, from arena, “sand”.¬†Wikipedia In the winter months you will find these sociable little birds running around St Ives and Marazion, spending most…

Sweet Charity

Time to pause. Breathe. Relax. Mahonia x media “Charity” has highly fragrant, deep yellow flowers borne in long spreading racemes. A plant that tolerates both the cold and shade it is an excellent food provider for pollinators and a welcome sight in the dull grey winter days.

Garden Abstracts

On Wednesday we were without electricity for 9 hours. So instead of staying in an unheated house with no means of heating any food or drink we took the opportunity to head over to Trebah Gardens on the Helford River for lunch and a stroll. In winter the garden is not so colourful so I…

A Silvery Morning

Occasionally when you look out to sea there is no distinction between water and sky. The monotone colours hardly seem worth photographing, but the subtle shimmering shades of grey draw you in and then you notice a pop of colour and the shot creates itself.

A Bracing Beach Walk

The Northern Hemisphere meteorological winter began on Sunday, a bright and crisp dry day with dramatic clouds approaching from the west. Time for a quick drive to the beach for a bracing walk. St Michael’s Mount is closed during the winter months, but you can still walk across the causeway at low tide to visit…

Changing Seasons – November 2019

This opening paragraph is becoming somewhat repetitious. Another month where rain and wind conspired against me for taking photos of this walk. However, just in the nick of time the sun shone yesterday for the first time in 10 days, there was no rain AND no wind! So I headed to the memorial garden to…