Lush days.

Lush days.

Lush days in autumn with wonderful warm sunshine in between showers makes for a more enjoyable living. One might well call it an ‘Indian summer’ as it has been wonderfully clement in temperature. Our passionflower was severely cut back in the spring to enable drain repairs. It has since managed to re-grow and spread for 3-4 metres and is now flowering! In the week, we went to St Loy’s on the south coast and it was stunning!

Lush days at St Loy's Cove with waves lapping the stony beach. Pale blue skies with a few fluffy white clouds and the multi-blue colour sea below. A tree branch sticking into the photo from land just makes this a sunny glorious autumn day. Alvajoan coast rambling in Cornwall.

In the cove, with wonderful seas, skies, plants and colours. I heard somewhere that it has rained solid for 3 weeks in Cornwall. I can confirm – it was not here. Wandering around I also spotted some ancient granite blocks covered in lichen.

At a property in St Loy's cove these wonderfully lichen covered granite stones stands in memory of bygone days underneath an old hawthorn tree equally covered in growth. Alvajoan and the ancient.

Some flowers on display were gorgeous and made me smile. I have linked to our FB page and photo. With all this gorgeous weather and flora, no wonder we have so many butterflies, insects and damselflies about.

Another fine day was spent in Mousehole (pronounced MOUZEL) which is a picturesque village near Penzance. Imagine my disappointment when I found the ice-cream shop CLOSED!

Protective harbour walls in Mousehole with housing in background. This quaint fishing village was grand in some sunshine this week. Alvajoan in the coves.

Books have been written about the legendary local cat Mowzer and the fisherman Tom Bawcock and celebrations take place in December annually with Stargazy Pies.

Our garden has had a visitor for the last 6 months. It is a hedgehog. We are so pleased to have this critter and hope it stays safe. They are very rare these days. I have purposely left lots of ‘materials’ for the dear to live in and make some comfort here.

On a grand day’s walk, I came across these blackberries in various stages of ripening that had had some rain earlier.

A berry-coloured dark water droplet dangling off a ripening blackberry brings home the autumn time in the air, weather and life cycle. Once ripe, a blackberry is quite sweet in flavour. Looking at the bushes they grow on, there are some serious thorns that can make picking berries a little dangerous. Alvajoan on autumn berry prowl.

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Until next time,

Keep well, healthy and safe.


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