Monday, 30 April 2007

Harbour Sunset

On the way home from work I caught a glimpse of the sun going down. The time was 19:45, we still had to walk the dog, make dinner - '...guess it's just another Manic Monday...'
Late posting today's blog... so, now it's off to lalaland... zzzzzz

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Access... Denied!

As the title suggests, access to continue on the footpath, was... DENIED! We went walking today, as it was nice and sunny... =), when we came across a herd of cows. We were more than 3/4 finished with the footpath, all we needed to do was get over this bridge and over this field behind the cows... but - as we reached the end of this bridge, the cows trotted over and became slightly aggressive. We stood there, hoping they would move on, but then they started mooing and one of the cows managed to our side... it was then, that we decided to head back the way we came.

Next weekend, we'll try our luck again...

Saturday, 28 April 2007

The Evenings Silhouette...

A view from across Hayle Beach, towards Lelant, you can see the church steeple of St. Uny C of E. Taken after the sun had descended, the view from the camera, looked like a perfect silhouette.

Friday, 27 April 2007

Mounts Bay Sunset

You can see St. Michael's Mount in the distance to the left. The focus here was the sky . The colours of the sunset and the way the sky looked, I just wanted to capture the colours as best I could.

"If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere."
~Vincent Van Gogh ~

Thursday, 26 April 2007

A view from barnoon terrace.

This is one of my favourite views of St. Ives. It's from a small terrace of 3 story houses each with a magnificent view very similar to this one. The only problem with St. Ives is it's parking situation, it must be very difficult for the people that live in the area. None of the houses along this street has allocated parking so people staying there have to park their vehicles in a public car park. It is a similar situation for the majority of people in the central part of St. Ives.

Have a good one.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Out to lunch?

The past few days have been cloudy and rainy. Today, the sun has come out, but I am stuck inside working. This picture was taken on Sunday, when there was a little reprieve from the showers. We were out walking and wandered in a nearby fishery... all the men were gathered under a shelter eating and socializing. Perhaps, this person wanted to save his spot.

(I had taken a shot of the men, but what can I say, my camera sucks and the shot didn't come out well...)

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Sittin' on some rocks...

After a chaotic day, looking out as the ocean crashes onto the rocks, help nicely to calm my mood...

"Anything under the sun is beautiful if you have the vision—
it is the seeing of the thing that makes it so. The world is waiting
for men and women with vision—it is not interested in mere pictures.
What people subconsciously are interested in is the expression of beauty,
something that helps them through the humdrum day,
something that shocks them out of themselves and
something that makes them believe in the beauty and the glory of human existence"

Monday, 23 April 2007

Coming or Going?

This past weekend, we spent walking/camping along the south coastlines. In our last minute preparations, we mindlessly forgot the camera =P!!!

This picture was taken the weekend before, from The West Cornwall Golf Club. This train was on its way to St. Ives. A round trip train ride from the Hayle line station, to London, could cost as little as £30<, that's if you purchase 2 single tickets at £14 each way. Booking very early can secure these prices, otherwise, you're looking at around £70<.

This train route gives you a nice ocean view...

Have a happy week! I know I'm already thinking about next weekend....

Friday, 20 April 2007

'Sharing a Quiet Embrace'

Paradise is always where love dwells...

...Love is more than a feeling;
it's a state of mind...

Hi Photo Friends, Have a Great Weekend! We are going away for the weekend, will resume posting on Monday!

Thursday, 19 April 2007

'A tight squeeze'

Typical to the English countryside, a lot of the roads are narrow, this one in particular is of a fairly decent size.
As you can imagine they were never really designed for larger vehicles like this one and when another one, albeit smaller, comes in the other direction they can get in a bit of a jam.
As you can see below. The smaller green bus had to reverse about a hundred meters back up the lane and then they just managed to pass each other.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

What are you looking at ? ? ?

We were walking past this field and saw these horses grazing. The little brown one stopped what he was doing and just looked and kept looking, all the while the others just carried on not paying any mind to us.

A Dog looks up to a man,
A cat looks down on a man,
But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal.

Have a nice day :-)

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Hangin' Around

Sitting and waiting for her 'friends' to come out of their holes...

This is Molokini, she loves to chase rabbits! Her ears are up, because there are wild rabbits less than 200 meters away...

At the moment, she fancies a rest, we've been out walking her, about 6 miles this afternoon.

Monday, 16 April 2007

Farming equipment

This piece of equipment is called a plough, it's used by farmers for preparing the fields prior to planting their crops. Basically they tow it behind the tractor and it leaves furrows behind it. Afterwards they sow the field with whatever crops they decide to grow for that particular year.

Although this particular one seems to have taken on another task, as it hasn't moved from this spot for a long while.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Sun Breaking through the Storm...

"Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm"

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Spring Flowers

I was walking past this field today and came across this field of daffodils, which flower every spring. You can find them all over, at this time of the year. These particular ones though, are for commercial purposes. The sad thing about them is that, because it is already at the end of the season for them, these will just wither and die. Guess the flower pickers have not been to this particular field and these daffodils will unfortunately go to waste...

Friday, 13 April 2007


Friday the 13th...

So far, my day has been anything but freaky, creepy or spooky! TGIF, I say!! Today has not been the bright, sunny cheery day, as it has been like these past few weeks - and it wasn't expected to be.

In continuation to yesterday's post...

This shot was taken the same day as the picture from yesterday's post, sometime ago. I don't know if it's just my husband and I, but we saw something in the picture, which gave us creepy chills! I'm not sure if you will see anything... but to get a real good look at it, click on the photo to enlarge it (it may or may not help). You can also click here to see the original shot.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Shadowed Graves...

St. Uny Church in Lelant...

In light of tomorrow's special date (Friday the 13th), I thought I'd post this picture taken sometime ago, at a lovely old church. I know it must sound creepy to some people, but I find very old dated graves very interesting. At this particular church, I found a grave from the 1700's...

Tomorrow, I look forward to posting a picture that gives me chills, still to this day...

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Standing Firm...

Beachside Lamp Post

There is only one success-
To be able to spend your life in your own way.

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

A View...

Looking Through A Stained Glass Window ~

“Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.”

Monday, 9 April 2007

Hayle as viewed from Lelant

We went for a walk today around the Lelant area. Which is the other side of the Hayle estuary. This is a view of Hayle taken from the West Cornwall Golf Club, and I was actually stood on the fairway for this photo. A few seconds after this picture was taken a golf ball went shooting past my head, so I won't be doing that again.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Shadowed views of a Church...

Happy Happy Easter!!

The name of this church is unknown to me, but it sits directly on the beach of St. Ives Harbour.

I like to think of days long ago, when it was just a quiet fishing village, how the villagers would commune, and their fishing cottages built along the harbour; the women waiting for their fisherman to come home, having been gone since the tides had gone out that morning, to return with the tides... And every Sunday, the people of this little fishing village would congregate at this church...

Saturday, 7 April 2007

A Narrow Road...

I love the quirkiness of these narrow little roads... this one is particular is obviously a residential road, but all over this little Cornish village you will find similar roads, some offering residential and others shops, shops and more shops! The cobblestone paths, the stone and granite built cottages - with such tiny doors!!

Friday, 6 April 2007


The Cornish have their own language, if you look on the "Welcome..." signpost, you'll notice the word 'Heyl'at the bottom left of the sign, this is the Cornish spelling of 'Hayle'. (I would have liked to had taken a close-up on the sign...)

It is said, the Cornish Language is a direct descendant of the ancient language spoken by the Celtic settlers who inhabited Cornwall and most of the British Isles long before the Roman conquest. Cornish is a member of the Celtic family of languages comprising Irish, Scots and Manx Gaelic, Welsh and Breton.

The Cornish language never actually died out, there are still huge groups dedicated to the revival and education of the language. One group in particular is the Cornish Language Fellowship. Here in Hayle, there is a group of people who gather weekly at a local pub and converse only in Cornish.

The Cornish word for 'Cornish' is - Kernewek

The Cornish word for 'Cornwall' is - Kernow

Thursday, 5 April 2007

A Sunset Off Gwithian

The beauty of the Sun setting is not one without a thought,
Its glorious streams of hues and shadows, a kaleidoscope to my eye
I inhale with deep reflection, given relief upon a sigh,
Finally, darkness descends, to touch upon the skin,
Leaving behind the echoes of a days end...

They say beauty, is to that of the beholder,
yet gladly, my senses are rendered, held captive,
by natures mystic wonder...

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

The Morning Sun...

The sun is but a morning star.~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

For me, the moment I first wake in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary I might feel, in my heart there is a certainty that, during the day that lies before me, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, phases me not, just knowing that the possibility is always there.

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. ~Jean Giraudoux

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Market Town of St. Ives

Quiet shopping time here in St. Ives... taken during the winter months. The town is right next door to Hayle and is a very popular vacation spot!

Monday, 2 April 2007

Back from Holiday...

About the post...
Her name is Molly and she is the apple of my eye (my husband is the light of my life)!
And, because she is so special to me, I have so many photos of her!
Having been away on holiday for my birthday - I had no posts this past weekend...