Tag Archives: Cornish Sunset

Chapel Porth, Porthtowan and Godrevy

We tried to go for. a walk at low tide this lunchtime but people were queueing in the car park as everyone seemed to have the same idea on this beautiful sunny and cloudless day.

On the way down to the car park

So, off we went to Porthtowan to walk along the sand towards Chapel Porth. . Here we were thwarted by the way the winter tides had created a sandbank with a stream to be crossed to go very far.

The sandbank


Wonderful rock formation looking like a high-heeled platform-soled boot

Later we set off to see the sunset at Godrevy.

Surfers in the sunlit sea at Gwithian

Trees on the horizon as we left Godrevy



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Last Night, Scarlet and Blue

We had  been watching the beautiful sunset out of the front room windows and then discovered the pink sky and nearly full Moon in the back garden, opposite the setting sun.

We have had lots of purple poppies already – this is the first scarlet one and we love it.

The Eringium Planum Blue Hobbit is turning blue!  For  weeks  we  have  wondered  if  we  had  the  right  one  and  we  have.


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Hydrangea, Garden Centre and Sunset

I love the delicacy of the skeleton Hydrangea flower in contrast with the still pink bloom.


In the garden centre, there was a whole display of purple, white and green to make a Suffragette garden.

In the garden centre

Sunset tonight from St Agnes Beacon over to St Ives was quite disappointing until a beautiful pink bloom appeared in the dark grey clouds.

Sunset over St Ives


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Thrift, Blue Seas and Zig Zag Way

A friend told me that the Sea Thrift at Godrevy is very lovely this year so as we were in that direction for an appointment we called by and it was just stunningly beautiful! Join us in this gallery as we walk on the cliff tops there and at Hell’s Mouth ending up driving towards Portreath. This post is especially for my lovely friend, N, who is away from home just now.

Tonight we have been to St Euny Church which was the venue for Zig Zag Way, a play about Cornish miners in Mexico. It was brilliant!DSCN1587

The sky as we came out of the Church was just gorgeous.DSCN1596



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Weekly Photo Challenge – Abstract

This is sunset from our bedroom window looking through the trees toward St Ives, with just a small movement to make it abstract.

Abstract sunset through branches

Abstract sunset through branches

For others  in this Challenge, click here.

This month, I am accompanying each post with a poem to acknowledge National Poetry Month. As this photo is of the sun, here I give you another favourite,  this one being by John Donne – a love song,

The Sun Rising

        Busy old fool, unruly Sun,
        Why dost thou thus,
Through windows and through curtains call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run?
        Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
        Late schoolboys and sour ‘prentices,
    Go tell court huntsmen that the King will ride,
    Call country ants to harvest offices;
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

        Thy beams, so reverend and strong
        Why shoulds’t thou think?
I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink,
But that I would not lose her sight so long;
        If her eyes have not blinded thine,
        Look, and tomorrow late, tell me,
    Whether both th’Indias of spice and mine
    Be where thou left’st them, or lie here with me?
Ask for those kings whom thou saw’st yesterday,
And thou shalt hear, ‘All here in one bed lay.’

        She’s all states, and all princes, I;
        Nothing else is.
Princes do but play us; compared to this,
All honour’s mimic, all wealth alchemy.
        Thou, Sun, art half as happy as we,
        In that the world’s contracted thus;
    Thine age asks ease, and since thy duties be
    To warm the world, that’s done in warming us.
Shine here, to us, and thou art everywhere;
This bed thy centre is, these walls, thy sphere.

My next post will be in honour of Shakespeare whose birthday it is today. It is also 400 years since his death, on the day that he became 52.


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Sunset at Porthtowan

Yet another beautiful day and we headed off to Porthtowan for sunset. We were not disappointed.

As we arrived

As we arrived

Sliding into the sea

Sliding into the sea

Half an hour and a glass of red later

Half an hour and a glass of red later


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Cornish Sunset – Guest Post 1

I pre loaded my blog for a week thinking I’d be back on the case by now but recovery seems slower this time. A good friend is letting me use some of his beautiful photographs.
Here is A Cornish Sunset over South Crofty mine headgear.

Thank you very much, David.
Thank you to all of you who have been sending your love for a speedy recovery from my hip replacement operation and for the beautiful virtual flowers, Calvin.


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