Are we sometimes focusing too much on the obvious? The thought came to me walking past daffodil foliage today…not a flower bud in sight on this variety, but such appeal in the structure of the leaves and the… Read More
Cornish daffodils of the finest sort: pretty, hardy, early and intoxicatingly scented!
Spring is on its way, even if the cold, damp, grey weather doesn’t make it feel like spring. This is Cornwall!
You may wonder where I encountered this beautiful flower. Kew Gardens? Some place in the subtropics? Neither are accessible to me for the moment, and I’ve not ventured out of the lanes near my house today, let alone… Read More
Mellow yellow! After blue, white and pink, the yellow has returned to our lanes. Not in form of daffodils, of course, but a range of shapes and sizes…
Transformation: giving up petals producing fruit growing and maturing and a different kind of beauty emerges.
Just as I thought the Cornish hedgerows have nothing new to offer for a while, this honeysuckle came into view. And then another one and more…how come I did not notice yesterday? Of course, the cycle of renewal… Read More
Holly. Rather boring unless it decorates the winter hedgerows with a heavy crop of red berries. Today, thanks to heightened attention to detail along my regular lockdown paths, I’ve noticed its flowers for the first time. That’s worth… Read More