Friday, 28 October 2016

Bedruthan Steps.

So warm this morning and a real treat to be able to paint outside at this time of year.




Happy Rocky! 

St Just church, Penwith.

A quick pop into this lovely church with an early 15th Century wall painting. Makes you wonder who has prayed for what over the years.


Thursday, 27 October 2016

In Poldark's footsteps: Pendeen Watch to St Just.

A spectacular walk along the coast and fabulous industrial architecture................





Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Trevose Head.

What a glorious day!


Images of Newlyn

As the mist came in we went to Newlyn - always enjoy walking around the harbour and photographing.



Seals on the beach and in the surf at Godrevy.

Fabulous cliff top views yesterday morning.






























Godrevy Point and seals.

The morning mist cleared in time for a lovely morning walk around Godrevy - lots of migrants passing through but the spoonbills had left the ponds on the LNR by the cafe. Superb views of seals and a couple of this year's pups too. I'm sure the collective noun for these seals should be a tideline or a flotsam of seals!


Monday, 24 October 2016

Harlyn to Trevone

A damp day so into Padstow in the morning and then walked from Harlyn to Trevone. Nice view of a little egret in the rockpools.




Sunday, 23 October 2016

Holywell and the Kelseys.

A very pleasant walk along the beach at Holywell before walking along the coast towards Newquay.
Lots and lots of dried cowslip seedheads in the grassland - in the compilation pic below.....and another field sketch.




Mines and minerals at Cligga Head.

A great morning exploring and 'scratting' on Cligga Head.....and a field sketch - a touch fresh but a real treat to be able to paint outside at this time of year.




Saturday, 22 October 2016

Beavers on the river Otter.

We stopped over at Otterton on the way down to Cornwall. A lovely walk along the river with lots of evidence of beavers in the way of chewed stumps, fresh chippings and lots of 'slides' up and down to the river. Lovely views of kingfishers (5), grey wagtails, a little egret and dippers. Perhaps the high-light was the hornet's nest ...I could have spent all day there, but they weren't that happy with our presence so we decided that discretion was the better part of valour!




Darts farm - autumnal brassicas.

The light and the dew were beautiful this morning!


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sea-washed glass and crockery hearts.

Yesterday morning was spent sorting my finds from Parton - I particularly like the blue and white crockery hearts - there must be such a story behind each piece of crockery - all used by someone different and part of so many lives. It would be lovely to know the history of each piece!


Saturday, 15 October 2016

'Vintage' hearts ...........

I can't believe it's only a few weeks before the first Christmas craft fare and being as I feel nothing like Christmas .....I'm assuming neither will the public. So here are some hearts - some of which do have a Christmassy fabric base, but the majority don't.



Monday, 10 October 2016

Watches - Ullock Pike - Skiddaw.

This afternoon's oil painting of the lovely collection of rocks known as 'Watches' on the way up Ullock Pike and Skiddaw a month ago.


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Mae's tearooms, Uldale restocked...

Well the exhibition has come down and it's back to my usual table - but with the seaglass hearts and several new card designs....


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Pretty autumnal moths.

Some good moth trapping in this calm weather ...
Top and then clockwise: Red-line quaker; yellow- line quaker; frosted orange; green brindled crescent and silver y. 

Monday, 3 October 2016

Buzzards on the camera trap.

Tom put out the camera trap with a road-kill pheasant - glad to see that Hades the buzzard is still around.


Sunday, 2 October 2016

High Pike, North Cumbria

A gorgeous day so we just had to go for a walk...

Fantastic views...

Great rowan berries where we parked the car ...at Calebreck.

Lovely minerals - mimetite ( and quartz top right).