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…

a quiet moment

Taking a stroll behind the barns belonging to the neighbouring farm the other evening I noticed this view of Trencrom Hill which is a perfect place to go to when seeking peace and quiet. From this view it looks to be practically in my garden, which now makes me wonder if all the large stones…

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…

wild landscapes

The Bluebell Walk Bluebells in Cornwall often grow in the open and not just in broadleaf woodlands or the outer edges. I see more bluebells in the lanes and on the hill than in the wood. I think of them as May flowers, but they seem to appear in April now, maybe because Aprils over…

The Lanes in April

Since the ‘step back from society’ took place in mid March I have been confined to exploring the area around my home. Places that I have explored in detail many, many times before and in 2018 I recorded the changes of nature throughout the entire year. So I feel as though I know these lanes…

wild landscapes

I am lucky that I can still walk from my house (daily exercise) to look at this view. It lifts my heart, even though I know I cannot walk on those sandy beaches for a while. So near and yet so far. Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around…

wild landscapes

Foliage in the country lanes – April 3rd 2020 Whilst we are confined to #StayAtHome I will be posting photos from around my house and garden to hopefully cheer us all up.