Monday, 14 September 2009

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Friday, 17 July 2009

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Bronze Fennel

The lovely shape of a Bronze Fennel flower head.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Stirling Castle

A wooden roof in the castle at Stirling, Scotland.

Friday, 3 July 2009


At last some rain for the garden!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Garden Gate!

Painted silk embroidered with hand-dyed silk ribbon!

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle viewed from Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Clouds touched by the setting sun!

Clouds coloured pink by the setting sun looking across the Firth of Forth, Scotland.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

A church in Falmouth

Lovely tracery on the window and some wrought iron work!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Godrevy Lighthouse

This is the north coast of Cornwall above Camborne.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Harbour, Falmouth

A very busy port with one of the deepest natural harbours in the world. I think it's the third deepest!

Sunday, 21 June 2009


This is the pool which gives Swanpool it's name. It is a protected nature reserve and has swans and several species of ducks.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Birds Nest

This is a little wren's nest made in the ivy on the garage wall! So small! It is no bigger than my hand!

Friday, 19 June 2009


A spider's web on the hanging basket sparkling in the morning sun!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Inside Pendennis Castle

Henry VIII built Pendennis and it's sister castle at St Mawes to protect the Falmouth Estuary from the marauding Spanish! Today it's a great tourist attraction and various parts of the castle, like this room, have been made up as they would have been in the 16th century.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Railway Station in France

Railway Stations tend to look the same the world over!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Old Printing Press

This is an old Victorian printing press which I find useful for pressing flowers!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Ships on the Horizon!

This is the North Sea and this picture was taken from the Harwich to the Hook ferry.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Going back in time!

This is the scullery at Lanhydrock House near Bodmin. I'm so glad I've got a modern kitchen!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Patterned Glass

I don't know what I will do with this but I thought it had possibilities!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Ships at Charleston, Cornwall

These old sailing boats are a popular sight here.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Roman amphitheatre Lyons, France

This was an amazing site. When I visit sites like this I'm impressed at how advanced the Romans were!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

The Arcade Falmouth

St George's Arcade Falmouth with it's lovely flowery swags in true Art Deco fashion!

Monday, 8 June 2009


When I took this picture I thought to myself I wonder who lives in this hole?

Sunday, 7 June 2009


I love the shapes in this wall. Lots of inspiration for quilting designs!

Saturday, 6 June 2009


A common sight especially at this time of year!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Redruth Cornwall

Redruth is a mining town and the town council are obviously making the most of old stuff to create these metal dogs! I thought they were hilarious!

Thursday, 4 June 2009


Lovely flowers and wonderful inspiration for textile work, especially appliqué!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

More of Truro Cathedral

This is the front aspect of Truro Cathedral and I love the various shapes of the arches and windows, especially the lovely rose window.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009


On a really hot summer's day I thought this picture of snow would be just the thing!

Monday, 1 June 2009

Sailing on the River Fal

It has been just the day for a sail on the River Fal. Peaceful and relaxing!

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Old Tomb at Mawnan Church

I love old graves and graveyards. This one at Mawnan Church is superb and there is bags of inspiration there for some textile work!

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Looking up river to Truro Cathedral

This is a view up the River Fal to the Cathedral in Truro with the railway viaduct on the right.

Friday, 29 May 2009


This is the next beach round from Swanpool. Both beaches are tucked into inlets from the sea and so are fairly sheltered.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Garlic for Inspiration!

I thought this base of a finished garlic clove was fantastic for inspiration for a textile piece. Click on the picture to enlarge and you'll see what I mean!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Jersey Cow!

I have a soft spot for Jersey cows as we used to have Jersey's when we were farming. They have such gentle faces and the milk and cream they produce is terrific!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Anenome in rock pool!

I love this picture of the various stones in a rock pool. The shapes and colours are fascinating plus there is a small green anenome in the bottom left hand corner. Click to see enlarged picture.

Monday, 25 May 2009

The Lizard

The Lizard! The most southerly point in the British Isles. It is definitely warmer!

Sunday, 24 May 2009


This is a view of Truro Cathedral from one of the small back lanes which leads up to it.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Truro Cathedral

Although the Cathedral in Truro was only built in the 1800's it has a very medieval feel about it. Definitely Victorian gothic! This is the front aspect of it.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Bank Holiday Weekend!

It's a Bank Holiday weekend and all the visitors to Cornwall will be heading down the M4 to the West of England! I'm not sorry to be staying at home and avoiding the chaos on the roads!

Thursday, 21 May 2009


I love this door at Lanhydrock. And the tree is pretty amazing too. It is not very high and is completely dwarfed by the windows.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


A small backwater with ducks at Swanpool. The pool and surrounding area is a site of scientific interest and is full of interesting plants and creatures.I love the pattern the roots of the trees make in the earth.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Rocks and Sea

This is the kind of picture that I find full of inspiration for my textile work. Lovely textures!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Godolphin House

Godolphin House is near Helston, Cornwall and was used in the filming of the Poldark Series on BBC Television. It is a superb house and fascinating to look around.

Sunday, 17 May 2009


I don't like the modern day windmills. I find they don't have any artistic appeal and yet this picture of one of them through the grasses has charm of it's own. The are like aliens marching across the countryside. It could be a scene from War of the Worlds!