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Last day of May 2009

Looking West with Clodgy point in the distance.

Low growing wild flowers and lichen.

St Ives Bay with Porthminster point and Carbis Bay beyond.

Pinks or thrift, they don't last for long and are so pretty.

Pinks and blue elvan (rocks) below.

Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance, with St Agnes Beacon behind.

Wild Carrot - love the way the flowers start off a dusky pink colour before turning creamy white.

Glorious weather again on the last day of May, 2009 and even warmer than yesterday. I worked (not flat out, there were plenty of tea breaks and I had a lie in) trying to complete 2 paintings in time for submission to St Ives Society of Artists on Wednesday. So the dog had to wait until this evening for her walk. The air was still balmy and cloudless and we headed off to 'The Island'/St Ives Head or 'dog heaven' because she can run free off the lead and scramble down onto the rocks and - there are no adders.


  1. The pinks are lovely against the rocks. Nice pics!

  2. What a lovely, lovely post. Thank you. x

  3. What a gorgeous post Lesley, lovely photos of the thrift!

    Wasn't it a fantastic sunset last night, a great big red ball of fire in the sky. Followed it all the way home from Penzance after going out for my birthday meal! A perfect end to my day

    Love, Carolyn x

  4. Thanks all, isn't it lovely to have such glorious weather at this time of year when the days are so long. Today has been another scorcher, with another fine day forecast for tomorrow, yippee! BFN. Lesley

  5. What lovely photos you captured an "alpine glow" on the beach. It is my favorite time of day, sunset.

  6. Fabulous post...just thought I'd let you know I'm coming to live with you!!!!! x;0)

    (The paintings look gorgeous...the white frames really make them pop!)

  7. mother nature makes a pretty kick-butt garden all on her own, huh? great pics!

  8. Thanks for visiting - the weather has made the past few days extra special and the sunset yesterday evening was fantastic - liquid gold (guess who didn't have her camera) change is forecast from tomorrow though. Great to hear from you! Will pop over to see you again soon. BFN. Lesley

  9. Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. I'm hoping to make it down to your area in the summer!
    Lovely photos! ;-)

  10. Fabulous pictures Lesley and a lovely blog. Nice to meet you!

  11. Thanks Sal - get in touch if you're likely to be in or around St Ives during your visit.

    Sue, that was quick! Thanks so much, now I'll be able to return with ease.

  12. hi Lesley~!~
    just wanted to drop by and tell you how much i always appreciate your visits and kind comments.

    this post is so amazingly beautiful with the various shots of the sea and beach~!~i'm not sure that i would get anything done if i lived in such a glorious landscape~!!~



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