Friday 28 April 2023

Cornwall's Eden Project with 23 Photos

Today I'm at Cornwall's Eden Project with it's huge biomes (as above). There is also much more to view. We started off by walking an ancient path, with lots of moss and greenery on the large Cornish stones.

Moving on with a view  towards the biomes.

Getting ever closer to those biomes.

I'm not sure why I snapped a photo of this succulent, but it seemed lonely!

Here we are now in the Mediterranean Biome. It's pleasantly warm with lots of colourful flowers and plants.

A few people taking photos and enjoying the colours.

More photos of the plants in the Mediterranean biome.

No doubt you'll recognise the wicker animal amongst the palms.

Erm, well yes, I'm still in the same biome!  The next two photos represent the festivities of Dionysus: wine and fertility - and perhaps a little more wine.

Back to normal - a tulip.

On leaving the Mediterranean warmth - this man was walking up the side of the biome! Most unexpected.

Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit the Rain Forest biome, but here are three photos I took on a previous visit.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting my blog - Mike.

A Zen saying: There's no meaning to a flower unless it blooms.

Saturday 22 April 2023

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

It seemed an age since we had visited Cornwall's Lost Gardens of Heligan - so that was where we headed.

Once inside we made our way to view the rhododendrons and camellias. Some are very old. It is believed that the oldest date back to 1792. They are definitely very special at this time of year.

We moved on to the arched walkway of apple trees. 

Once the blossom is fully out it'll look lovely.

Not too much to view in the vegetable gardens at the moment, other than the gentleman on display.

We moved on to the glasshouses.

Next flower photos.

We walked on to the Sundial Garden.

A few seats, shrubs and the like and a neat lawn - and not another person in sight.

Moving on to other things such as the dovecot, you might just be able to spot a dove.

Animals now, there is a farm as well as gardens.

The pigs seemed at peace with the world ...

... as did the goats ...

... and sheep. Quite a few lambs were enjoying the sunshine.

Now a few tulips blowing in the wind.

There's 200 acres to explore at Heligan,

A few daffs in the fields.

From here it's possible to see the sea and the fishing village of Mevagissey in the distance.

There were a few paintings on display, including the one below : The wonders of soil.

Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit, perhaps the most interesting part of theLost Gardens of Heligan - the UK's only outdoor jungle and the lost valley. I have mentioned this in previous posts. We have an annual pass so, hopefully, we'll be visiting the jungle soon.

See also: Lost Gardens of Heligan - Voted UKs Top Visitor Garden

Thanks for visiting my blog ~ Mike.

Friday 14 April 2023

A Walk Around Charlestown Harbour - 18 Photos

It seemed an age since I had visited Charlestown, but I managed to make a visit over the Easter weekend. It always seems a special place to me.

I snapped a few quick photos as I walked. The first was of the cottage above and the next a couple of anchors.

I then had a look at the ships / boats in dock.

I looked down on this ship from on high.

Now looking across to the opposite side.

The sea is now in view.

The Pier House is a hotel, pub and restaurant. There are now quite a few other food outlets in Charlestown.

A row of cottages with a red post box.

Cliffs and the stony beach.

A look at some of the boats. I was so lucky with the blue sky.

All sorts of interesting things below.

Now looking at the other side of Charlestown.

A different view of the cliffs and of one of the two beaches. This is the entrance to Charlestown harbour, which fills when the tide is high.

The old cottages once more. There is a similar cottage for sale at £500,000+.

More boats and cottages.

Cornish cream!

Below, just in case it's ever needed!

And that's the end of my walk, perhaps more of a stroll really.

Thanks for visiting my blog - Mike.

For a short history of Charlestown please see my blog: 


A Walk to Pentewan Village, Beach and Harbour

It was a sunshine day so we decided on a walk to Pentewan along the Pentewan Trail starting from the bridge as shown above. ...