Saturday 27 April 2024

A Day in Cornwall: Charlestown, St.Austell, Heligan

A few photos from the last week when we were out and about. Above is the port at Charlestown and below is looking out to sea from the harbour wall. You might just be able to see a few minute sailing ships on the horizon - or there again you may not.


We then moved on to the town of St. Austell


My wife had an appointment in the town so I mooched about with my camera. Some colourful paintings in the next two photos.





A photo next of a china a clay exhibit on a wall. There are several of these in various places in the town.


The appointment over we headed for the Lost Gardens of Heligan - starting off with a friendly goat.


We always like to see the rhododendrons, though it was a little chilly to use the seats! 


A cheerful colour next to an old wall ...


... and a closer look at the wall.


Moving on now to the  Jungle at Heligan


Time to be  homeward bound


And finally a quick look at Carlyon Bay on our way home.


Nearly forgot, a saying seen at Heligan:
We don't stop playing because we grow old
We grow old because we stop playing.

Thanks for visiting my blog~ Mike.

Sunday 7 April 2024

My Garden in Cornwall





There still isn't much colour in our garden at the moment, here in Cornwall. I think Spring must have forgotten us. 
On the opposite  side of the road to us the greenery is looking quite blown and untidy - as below. 


Returning to our garden the azalea has a few flowers but, at his time last year, it was full of flowers with not a leaf to be seen.


Okay there a  couple of tulips and a daffodil in the front garden




Our back garden has some attractive leaves.


Toby's bush(a camellia) does have some colour and shiny leaves.


Next we have  our willow tree, quite damp and green with moss.


Spikey - below - has weathered the rain.


Other shrubs seem okay.


Quite a lot of primroses are popping up. I always  like to see them as they remind me of my mother. They were her favourite flowers. 


To finish today's blog it's back to the other side of the road where some of the bushes are looking ok.


Thanks for visiting my blog ~ Mike

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