The subtle scent and bright yellow of the witch hazel in my garden is always a cheerful boost in mid-January, the (apparently) longest and darkest of months. This year, it is doubly welcome!!!
Caradon Hill is just about 7 miles from my parish, and what’s good enough for Boris is good enough for me (well, I’ll restrict that to distance permitted to venture from home during lockdown, nothing […]
There are some good things about winter. One is that you don’t have to get up at 4:30 to see a great sunrise. And during lockdown, all is quiet at 7:30. Beautiful!
Spring is on its way, even if the cold, damp, grey weather doesn’t make it feel like spring. This is Cornwall!
Can you tell an oak from a chestnut, wild cherry from a beech or ash and a holly from a hazel, by just looking at the bark? How about the difference between young and mature […]
Local lanes provide surprising vistas at different times and light conditions. An overcast winter afternoon shows grey in the east and orange in the west.
A clear view over the English Channel from Rame Head. On Thursday, we could see as far as the Lizard Peninsula, some 40 miles away. Whether it was legal to drive there under the current […]
I can’t believe it’s been five years since David Bowie died… January 2016. Thank you BBC for celebrating his life and music this week! It’s a great pleasure to hear how other people relate to […]
I can’t resist to post a picture of a beautiful sunrise… … it’s stunning and awe-inspiring and grounding and makes me happy… …taking in the big sky …and contemplating details.
Living by the banks of the Tamar estuary is a privilege I am immensely grateful for. During lockdown, while working part-time from home, it allows me to nip out and spend an hour or two […]