Monday, 14 January 2013

Winter days and sea views

Perranuthnoe below Ednovean Farm with the bright blue sea of Mounts
Bay beyond

The winter days creep on like a small surly beast, sometimes vicious sometimes friendly sometimes sleepily indolent and I suppose that is the nature of the season in the quiet part of the year.
Quiet, but not dormant now that the daffodil and tulip bulbs have started to drive up through the earth and I can reassure myself that this season is only a preparation for spring and the welcome return of the warm summer days. On red letter days the whole landscape is thrown into brittle relief with impossible blue skies but the sharp fragile sunshine that casts deep shadows only mocks the tentative warmth and the days draw on in that well ordered way that leads us ever forward towards the spring.

Another view across the bay from the garden

Our car park was in the shadow of the hillside but how
bright Moutns Bay beyond

Newlyn across Mounts Bay

over the courtyard wall

The ever beautiful St Micheal's Mount

The sweep of the bay rises beyond the garden

How beautiful - St Micheal's Mount against a powder blue
January sky

One of our lush sheltered courtyard corners that frame the house

So a rather beautiful day in January on a day thta the little beast of winter slept warm and snug!