Monday, 30 August 2010

This Summer




As August draws to a close I thought it was about time I revisited photographs from the summer months and actually did something with them. It's been a funny old summer hasn't it? It began with so much promise, the sunshine and heat of June only to give way to such dullness and disappointment in July and August.



Above and below is my Cornish cove. Yes , it is mine - at least it is at eight o'clock in the mornings when I share it only with the oystercatchers and ships lined up ready to dock in Falmouth.




Later on I do have to share it with others, but being a pebbly beach in a tiny, tiny village it has very little chance of ever turning into the type of seaside I avoid. We had some lovely days in Cornwall this year my favourite being my birthday when we had a walk from the tiny village of Zennor and its beautiful church to the gaspingly beautiful dramatic cliffs of Zennor Head.




Pausing on the way to Zennor Head we were able to admire the hedgrows



and some inquisitive locals




suddenly to find this spectacular scene before us.








I really could live in a house here.

Josh had a fantastic week as he left his Mom and Dad behind to camp with friends who were staying just a few miles away from us at Manaccan. That freed us to do some 'boring' stuff like visiting CK in St Ives. Well it was my birthday!

And to revisit my beautiful, peaceful Trerice. How I would love to live in a house this old! Mind you I wouldn't fancy the bills that come with it!


Mr F. is more suited to the Victorian grandeur of Lanhydrock but beautiful as it is I think I might get lost too often if I lived here.







This year was the first time we had walked along Gillan Creek with the serene St Anthony church right beside it. I can't think why we hadn't done so before as it's close to where we stay.






There was a trip to Porthleven.


To Coverack too.





I did mean to take pictures of tea rooms and cake - but the trouble was I just wanted to eat it and couldn't be bothered photographing it to share with you. Mind you everyone else in the tearooms would think I was a right old nutter wouldn't they, taking pictures of cake. Or maybe they might say "Ah! There's another blogger dear, bless!' Well, today is the last day I can put my feet up. It's back to work tomorow.


17 comments:

The Vintage Knitter said...

Lovely photos and Cornwall is one of my favourite holiday locations too, particularly St. Agnes. We visited Trerice a couple of years ago and I fell in love with place, but it must be expensive to heat in the winter!

Simone said...

Lovely photos - especially the inquisitive local!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Oh love Cornwall. St Ives is one of my favourites along with Lou and St Just. Some lovely photo's you have there.

Lovely buildings too! Although like you I would definately get lost! lol.

Hope the going back to work isnt too awful! Have a lovely week.


MBB x

andamento said...

Beautiful photos, my favourites are the ones of the little harbours full of boats.

I've been to Trerice and Lanhydrock too, we were all dragged there by my Mum when we used to go on holiday to Cornwall many moons ago.

kate said...

thanks for the photos of landhoydrock, I was there about 3 yrs about now, such a great memory!! Great birthday present you treated yourself too...love
cath...
Kate

Helen said...

Wonderful memories!! Love Helen xx

LissyLou said...

what a lovely time you had..love the pic of the cow xx

Posie Rosie said...

Lovely pictures, I love the Cornish coast and haven't been there for years so your photos were a real trip down memory lane.

Stadsmuis said...

Your pictures remind me so much of the stories by Rosamunde Pilcher, my altime favorite author! How I envy you for living in such a beautiful country with it's lovely traditions!!

X Debby

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Love all the photos. I have only been to London , in the U.K. Loved every minute.

Pipany said...

Well, what can I say? It is so pretty here isn't it and your pics have just reminded me how much I love it. The walks you mention I know well and we were lucky enough ot stay in the west wing of Tretice on year for my birthday. So sweet and out of season so I really did feel we owned it! x

Louise said...

I'm all for a quick Cornish fix. The face on that cow is just so funny! It's a great shot. These are all places in Cornwall I have yet to visit, but would love to. The colour in your photos is wonderful. I'd rather get on and eat the cake than hang around taking photos of it! x

potterjotter said...

Lovely photos - reminds me when we visited all those places years ago on hols. To my own horror, I have recently taken pics of cake in tearooms and have come to the conclusion that this blogging thing has in fact turned me into a 'right old nutter'!

Debbie said...

WOW! YOU LIVE IN SUCH A WONDERFUL TOWN... I`M SERIOUSLY JEALOUS!LOL
I MUST SAY THAT YOUR POST ABOUT THE "MAGAZINES" MADE ME LOL... A LOT!

DEBBIE MOSS

Sue said...

Snap! I have very similar pics of Coverack and St Anthony. Lovely lovely part of England.

Sue x

pink potatoe said...

I love your blog and I really enjoyed the beautiful pictures of Cornwall. Thank you for providing me a with a lovely evening of reading. Ann, Plano Texas

CraftyHelen said...

I don't think that you're daft - maybe I am just sadly cynical? I'm not holding my breath about the Cath things....