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A week to the day....

So tardy, nothing's going to change there - yes it's true - a week has passed since Carolyn, Andrea and I got together.  Plus, unlike the others, I didn't think to bring a camera, so have used a publicity photo of the restaurant we visited and harbour photos from my archive to give an idea of our day.  They're not really necessary though because Carolyn has recorded everything already in this wonderful post.  There was plenty of glorious sunshine - and also a very stiff Easterly breeze blowing.

Andrea, click here to visit her blog (users of Google Chrome will be able to translate the German to English) travelled from Switzerland the day before, making a long awaited return journey to St Ives and the three of us enjoyed lunch at Ocean Grill before going down onto the sand and heading for West Pier.

The tide was very low, so conditions were ideal for a spot of beachcombing, with Carolyn leading the way to one of her 'hunting grounds'.  
These beach photos were taken in August, but the colours are very similar to those on that March day........

Lots of treasures were found and we spent a happy couple of hours 'pottering' before calling it a day.  Andrea was fortunate to enjoy sunny weather during her entire stay.   Carolyn and I ordered it, of course!

 Keep checking Andrea's blog because she has taken many, many photos.  

This recently completed painting is entitled 'Man's Head Rain Cloud' SOLD - Man's Head is the distinctive rock formation on the Western side of Porthmeor Beach and is rendered in oil on board.  I'm currently working on two abstract paintings and some additional seascapes on board.
Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.


  1. Sounds like a lovely day! Saw Carolyn at her exhibition last week,hopefully going to meet up for some beachcombing later in the month! Your Man's head painting is fab, Lesley! x

    1. Thanks Noelle, hoping we'll meet up again when Diane comes down - if not before. Have a good week. x

  2. it sounds like you were in good company and had a beautiful day~!
    i would love to go beachcombing with you in this gorgeous setting~!!!~

    another wonderful painting, this one is full of dark sky's and beachy textures~!


    1. Libby, wouldn't that be great! Thanks. Have a good week. Lesley x

  3. Oh Lesley, this is wonderful! This was the most beautiful holiday I sepent- and I had a few! Thank you so much for your painting you were offering me- it is beautiful! I will show my pictures on Wednesday on my blog! I have so many- I think my blog will be very "St.Ives" for the next weeks! And I started to write in English on my blog, so it will be easier.
    My holiday was a real inspiration and it gave me a lot of energy! Love Andrea

    1. So glad that the sun shone for your entire stay, Andrea - it was a pleasure to meet and share your enthusiasm for St Ives.

      Now you're back home with your lovely family again, I'll keep up by checking your blog. Have a good week. Lesley x

  4. Beautiful painting Lesley, and what a place you live!

    1. Thank you Julie, yes it is beautiful - we've been making the most of the early sun because now a weather front is approaching from the North and spring may slip back into winter for a while.

      Have a nice week in your beautiful corner of the world. x

  5. I love your new painting, you have captured the elements so well. Those storm clouds look very foreboding!

    I am sure you must have enjoyed the wonderful warm spell. sadly we are back to grey and rain.

    1. Thanks Valerie! Rain here too at times today, with brightness though and a cold NW wind, brrr. Love the light evenings though. Hope the sun shines on you again soon. x

  6. So glad you had sun for your visitors - it must have been gorgeous in Cornwall while we had our out-of-season heatwave!

    Love that painting, too!

    Its snowing here now!

    1. Oh Gilly, you're in the thick of it! No wonder people succumb to illness at this time of the year - it's so changeable. There's a bitterly cold wind blowing here right now and we've had some (thankfully brief) hail showers. Think conditions should improve tomorrow. Keep warm. Lesley x


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