When springtime arrive in Cornwall.
2018 springtime is being welcomed all over Cornwall GB. Last night, The May Day Horns parade were heard and seen along the Promenade from Newlyn to Penzance. A short video can be viewed on our Facebook page and photos both there and on our Instagram page. We are having some super sunshine over this bank holiday weekend. In the sun I found a thermometer showing +30 degrees Celsius. Along the coastal path I often meet ramblers, many with dogs, enjoying fresh air scenery and Cornwall.
Walking my dog this morning I saw a chough with its’ distinctive red beak and legs up a tree. Sadly the bird was too fast for me and my camera, much as a pity. Warms my heart though, as there are still very few pairs in Cornwall. Their numbers are improving and are carefully monitored.
Flora Day with Furry Dance in Helston.
Tomorrow 8th May 2018 is Flora Day in Helston with the traditional Furry Dance to boot. The whole town gets ‘dressed up’ in flowers, greenery, balloons and ribbons. It looks stunning. The festivities start early in the morning and goes on throughout the whole day into late evening. Hal-an-Tow dance out winter and welcomes springtime back.
This morning first thing there was thick fog but the sun quickly burned it off. With warmer days and chilly nights we do get some fog. It is a stunning time of the year with fresh light green leaves in the trees appearing. Primroses, tulips, camellias, daffodils, magnolias, azaleas, rhododendrons, bluebells, gorse, forget-me-not and more explode in colours.
Absolutely MAGNIFICENT and certainly springtime in Kernow again.
Then there’s the lawn …
Once I start cutting the grass I find it grows so much faster. Like weeds! Every week I’m out in the garden cutting the grass – or so it feels. If my plants grew as fast as my lawn I would be VERY pleased! Amongst the greenery of my lawn are a number of primroses, daisies and dandelions making colourful splodges. I often debate with ‘SELF’ before grass cutting whether to rescue some plants or not. By now, most of my lawn is surrounded by primroses. They look superb in the springtime.
Come and join us to enjoy the full compliment of Cornish springtime in Kernow.
‘Til next time – cheerio from us all at Alvajoan,