cornwall in colours: green

As we approach mid-April  the signs of spring are all around us in the UK. Unusually for April there is a shortage of showers and an abundance of blue skies though the temperatures barely reach double figures during the day and a bitterly cold northerly wind has made its presence known. Still, wrap up warm…

A Change of Scenery

In England we are still in lockdown mode (our third) which began on 6th January 2021, which means that we are only allowed to leave home for essential reasons. Since then most of my journeys have been to the library to collect books ordered online, or the supermarket(s) – I have a choice of two…

Natural Light

“Natural light photography uses the sun as a light source” I am a passionate flower photographer and mainly use natural light as my light source as I photograph outdoors, hardly ever in a studio/indoors. We all know that the time of day influences the way the light falls, the colour, the shadows. Early morning and…

cloudy skies

Being forced into yet another lockdown and being confined to our local area I had the idea of going out each day with a different theme in mind.  Continuing looking at clouds in February in other locations. This one is very close to home. A winter’s day when you remember how delightful a blue sky…

Seashore

Spindrift, Spoondrift, Spray. Silver foam. Spume. Shimmering sunlit sea. Sea fret shielding sea creatures, submerged, spinning. Sea-pools sparkling. Salty, seawater swimming; splashing. Slimy seaweed, slippery; slithering. Sea-birds strutting along the stony strand. Sea-shells sighing; singing. Silent sunsets, slipping; sliding. Soft sands shifting, Soles sinking. Sherbet sunrises skimming across the sky. Stormy seas shouting. Seals swimming; sleeping….

Square January #16

Cuddle UP Always the optimist, Becky is hoping that 2021 will be a more positive year as we march onwards and upwards. Yes, the theme for January Squares is the word ‘up’ and as usual she invites us all to join her in a month of ‘ups’ of any description. The only absolute rule is that your main photograph…

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…

a tapestry of colours

Usually the summer months find us close to home, but because this year we have been close to home since March, we have taken the opportunity to visit one or two gardens as they have opened. Having to book a slot means the numbers are down and anyway most folk coming to Cornwall in the…

Under the Sun

Whilst most of the UK, well the south-east, has been baking under the sun for the past week, here in the far south-west where we are practically surrounded by water, things haven’t been quite the same. For two days last week it was mizzle all day, grey and wet. Then on Friday the sun appeared….

Summer on the Hill

Having to stay close to home during the last five months I have been grateful that I have a garden to tend and countryside in which to walk. I am lucky in that I live a mere five minutes walk from one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the whole of Cornwall. The ancient Iron-Age…