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January Sunshine

A beautiful day here in St Ives, from start to finish, the moon shining brightly as it set in the West before dawn this morning until rising again, bold and full, early this evening, and barely a cloud to be seen in between.  Yet this is January, mid-winter in the UK - and roads just a little way inland began the same day frozen, fringed with trees whitened by a blanket of frost.

Click the pics to enlarge for a better view of the moonlight reflected in St Ives Bay below.

My day at Art Space Gallery, no hardship at all spending time in the sunniest, warmest spot in St Ives!

I didn't spend all day in the sun honest!

My wall at Art Space.  We'll close for a couple of weeks from Sunday, to clean and decorate, before opening again in early February, 2011.


  1. Beautiful reflected sunlight.
    Your gallery looks a perfect spot.

  2. Stop it woman!!! You are killing me!!!! We also took photos of the moon last night as it was rising - beautiful. xx

  3. Gorgeous evening photographs. Lucky you being able to enjoy the sunshine in such a beautiful place. Hope all goes well with the gallery.


  4. Beautiful moon up here too! Lovely photos, and good to see one of you!

  5. Thank you all - looks like sunny and clear conditions prevailed - and it's lovely again today, bonus! x

    PS Sorry Diane, he he. x

  6. You are just mean! By the way, I can verify that it is the hottest spot in ST Ives. After years of sitting freezing on Porthgwidden beach in the wind, the kids now will only sit on town beach as it is noticibly hotter! We once sat there on November 1st and it was lovely!! Also - the photo of you is lovely - thats how happy I would look if I was there!!!xxxx

  7. I've ordered good weather for you Diane! And we'll get that happy pic too. x

  8. Hello!
    I love the way your paintings capture the essence of where you live. Love your pics.

  9. great photos...i love how we are all over the world....looking at the same FULL MOON


    happy to see you at farmhouse, my friend

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  10. Julie, Kary and Kayla thank you - have a lovely weekend where you are. Lesley x

  11. The gallery does look so bright and sunny, love your art wall Lesley.
    The moon has been beautiful all week and some of the sunsets so colourful.

  12. Thanks Milly - yes, conditions have been good - and the winter has been a good one in this part of the world. x

  13. Lovely moonlight photos and lovely to see you in the sunshine..... :O))))

  14. Thanks Cathy! I'm just about to pop over to your blog. x


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