Reflections on a cliff high along the southwest coast path at Porthgwarra where I spotted two seals and a cormorant. Birds flew around the cove and sun rays reflected beautifully on the waters out to sea.
Great Britain coast path stretches 630 miles around our fair land and is a treasure trove to visit and use. The little stretch I am on provide some superb views of cliffs, rocks, sea, wildlife, nature and ramblers.
Ancient granite blocks here are covered in lichen that have grown long like beards. Mosses too have ‘crawled’ up the sides and this block has a definite ‘hooter’.
Blackberries are ripening on their thorny bushes along the path. Some bushes are generating new leaves whereas others are loosing theirs. Walking along the path gives time for reflections.
Summer is all but over but I live in hope of an ‘Indian Summer’. Warmth like in 2018 eluded us this year but it has been mild and reasonably dry. I have dried many washes on line in my garden. We have taken canoes out and paddled. New rose bushes in the garden have flowered several times and some are currently in bloom. Winds are getting up regularly and a little chillier as becomes autumn.
Our elderly dog Booma turned 13 in June. He is having problems with arthritis. When he feels good he still behaves like a puppy and so have caused injury to a shoulder in the process. Bless. Ageing comes to all of us and with it limitations that we have to adopt in our lives. As a result, open-mindedness and flexibility become large ‘players’ even though they can be frustrating at times. Primarily if you still think and feel like you can do it ALL and as quick as in the old days too on a good day.
As I sit writing this blog in the sun at Porthgwarra Cove, I suddenly feel watched. Peering over my shoulder is a little robin. Totally unafraid. It hops onto the bench, down under the bench, hops in the grass by my side all the time looking. Amazing!
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ALVAJOAN of CORNWALL