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!

Saturday, 16 May 2009


When I was a child driving down to Cornwall with my parents, we used to stop and picnic at Stonehenge. One could wander around with no restrictions unlike to day where it is almost impossible to get a close look! A wonderful sight!

Friday, 15 May 2009

Boats on the River Fal

These boats are on the River Fal at Truro. The river becomes quite muddy here and at low tide there isn't a lot of draught.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

The Firth of Forth

The estuary of the Firth of Forth in Scotland. A very windswept aspect.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The Tolbooth Edinburgh

This is the Tolbooth in Edinburgh. It was once a prison but is now a museum and a very spooky museum at that. There is a guided tour complete with sounds and smells of a past age when it was a prison! And at the back is a graveyard of previous inhabitants.

There is even a grave complete with resident ghost. Unfortunately I have never seen it but several say they have! Spooky! Lovely mausoleum though!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


I love the way ferns grow out of Cornish walls. I've been lucky enough this year to have some growing in the back wall of my garden between the lumps of granite in the wall.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Rocks with water.

I love the way the water tumbles over the rocks.Lots of inspiration for quilting!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Falmouth Harbour

This photo was taken today. It was lovely and sunny and there was a sparkle on the water. We have a small rowing boat and we row down the river to this beach on the other side of Falmouth. It is lovely for swimming and just lazing about. This headland has some lovely walks and it is possible to walk right round to Mylor.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Gargoyles at Stirling Castle, Scotland

I love these ugly little carvings. I often wonder what the person who carved them was thinking at the time!

Friday, 8 May 2009

Arundel Castle

A rather fuzzy photo of Arundel Castle in Sussex taken from the car. I rather like the fuzziness as it gives it an ethereal quality in my opinion.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Middle England!

I love this tranquil scene. I'd love to live on a barge or houseboat. Such fun!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Stormy Sea

This is our local beach on a windy day last summer. I love the different ways the sea can look and use it a lot for inspiration for my work.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Mylor Church

I love churchyards and this one is especially interesting having some very old graves. It is a lovely little church on the edge of the water at Mylor.

Monday, 4 May 2009

More Textures

I love the contrast in textures in this picture.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Cornish Countryside

This is a view of the countryside where I live. On the one side we have the sea and on the other green fields and trees! A perfect mix!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Falmouth Maritime Museum

This is very popular with visitors to Falmouth and is situated in the inner harbour. There are some wonderful views from the top of the tower on a clear day.

Friday, 1 May 2009


I love all the different textures in this photo and the thin branch snaking round the trunk on the left that looks like an arm and hand!