Some flowering Cow Parsley was effectively caught in a spotlight in the hedgerow, and the breeze was strong enough to make it dance.
Humans on the Moon (courtesy of NASA) Humans on Earth
Carrying on from the theme of black and white pictures of the abandoned, this is of the overgrown driveway and garage of an empty property just up the road from me. Just a note, the area I live in is not abandoned and falling down in general and there are a much greater number of… Continue reading Needs Some Paint
I do love a tumbledown or abandoned building, especially when nature appears to be in an advanced stage of winning all the materials back. Clicking on any of the photos makes it full screen--well, that's the intention anyway.
I pass this Sycamore tree almost every day, it's on the lane towards the village that I walk along at least five or six times a week. Every time I pass and look up at it, particularly on a good weather day, I think "I should remember to bring my camera with me really...". Obviously,… Continue reading A Familiar Tree
Brexit (or not). Impeachment (or not). Killer virus pandemics. Climate Emergency. Terrorism. And that's just what is going on everywhere else. Add your worries to that list. What we need is a nice calm place to go and empty your feelings out and come back ready to face tomorrow. Mine is down at the beach,… Continue reading Calm
There is a section at the end of Davidstow Woods that my wife and I always jokingly call 'Apocalypse Woods'. For some reason, the stand of trees there is just a collection of mostly dead but still upright trunks, standing in a boggy section of ground that is slowly regenerating around it, and so that… Continue reading Apocalypse Woods
Amongst all the usual newsletters and regular store emails one morning last week I had an email from Ben Huberman at WordPress. I recognised the name but couldn't quite place why. The subject line was 'You're an Editors Pick on WordPress Discover!' I took a moment to try to process those few words. Some pinching… Continue reading WordPress Discover Editors’ Pick
It doesn't snow very often in Cornwall. To relations living in a more northerly UK latitude I joke that it's because we are near the equator here, compared to them anyway. This was the second hit in a couple of weeks, the last one hung around for two or three days and we were genuinely… Continue reading Wintry Warbstow
When the tide is out at Sandymouth, just north of Bude, the huge expanse of beach is full of little pools. Looking back towards the cliffs you can see how they are made up of layered rock just like our own at Crackington, although the rock itself is a softer type. I was lucky that… Continue reading Sandymouth
The north edge of Crackington Haven is dominated by the headland of Penkenna. When you are down walking on the beach you can see ant-like people silhouetted against the sky sometimes, walking along the footpath on the top. From sea level it looks very precarious but, although narrowing to a point and dropping steeply and… Continue reading Penkenna
The fishing boat here is called Beeny, after the tiny hamlet of Beeny which is just a handful of miles north of Boscastle itself. It seems to be well tied up which is probably wise given the now famous flooding event at Boscastle in 2004. Beeny, or the National Trust owned coastline that stretches north… Continue reading Beeny at Boscastle