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…

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…

Alice in June

This is the sight that greets me when I leave my house at the moment. The red campion is particularly beautiful this year, sandwiched between the frothy white cow parsley and the May blossom (hawthorn) and Alice cloaked in ivy standing proud. Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #49 | Favourite Things

Carn Galver Mine

The mine at Carn Galver operated on and off from the 1830s to 1878, transforming this quiet coastal moor into a bustling industrial zone. Visitors in the 1870s would have seen smoke billowing from the stack of the steam pumping house (the taller ruined building) which drained water from the mines’s deepest shafts, whilst the…

Apricity

Apricity = The warmth of the sun in winter. Though I am not sure how much warmth there was in this sun. Photo taken 28 February @ 1430 hrs

The King’s Cross

King Doniert’s Stone / Menkov Donyerth Ruw is the base for a Celtic memorial cross that dates to the late 9th century. It is thought to commemorate King Doniert (Durngarth), the last recorded King of Cornwall. There is a mortice hole cut into the top of the stone which is where the cross would have…

St Agnes: West Kitty Mine

Just behind the Pottery on Vicarage Road stands a roofless engine house (the only one of West Kitty’s three engine houses still standing) built in 1892 to house a 40″ (cylinder diameter) beam engine used to pump water out of the southern end of West Kitty Mine at Thomas’ Shaft Why the different building materials?…

Alice in a heatwave

Cerulean skies, Cornish palm in flower, sleepy sheep and Alice surrounded by the dairy herd. The view from our house in the country just gets better.