Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Sunrise on a busy day... managed to play golf at Pavenham for the first time ages!
Mild... so mild... reached 13 degrees today...but frost returning at the weekend, so they say!

Light catching the floods.

I managed to get the grass cut for the first time - just before the rain came!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

This morning... Falmouth.. 
 ...the gales all gone... and a beautiful sunrise (plus submarine below?)
This was the view from my balcony, Lynn had up-graded me so I was able to enjoy this :-)
Now I'm back in Bedfordshire and reacquainted with my laptop - hence the update of the last few days :-)
The next morning brought a gale!
 The ships in the bay were battered by strong winds and big waves... it was almost impossible to hold the camera still..

I returned once more to Penzance but was home again in the afternoon and must admit I fell asleep on the bed. Later I joined Lynn my host at the B & B Lerryn and we had a lovely afternoon chatting over many things. My thanks to her for a lovely stay. 
Sunrise over West Penwith
I set off before the sun got up today, to play golf with the Ladies at Cape Cornwall Golf Club.

I didn't want to get caught up in traffic so skipped breakfast and set off early... below is the lovely sky over St Just as the sun came up behind me.
 The Golf course at Cape is in the most amazing situation... we played the back nine, this was the view from the the 'second' tee. The ladies made me very welcome and Ros the Lady Captain, kindly showed me round. After a refreshing drink I went back out on the course to play the remaining nine holes... certainly a very interesting course. Richard, the course manager, is overseeing major changes to the facilities and eventually to the course too. It was great to be able to play it and I hope to be back there again soon :-)
 ... how about this for a green!
I went into St Just for a wander and then to Newlyn and Penzance to explore some more... by the time I got back to the hotel I was a tired bunny but it had been a good day!

Sunrise at Falmouth

The north easterly wind meant Falmouth was very sheltered... it was cold, but nowhere near as cold as Bedford. Today I drove to Penzance to have a look around.
Morning over Pavenham

Sunset at Falmouth... 
The journey down started at -4 in our driveway... dropped to minus 11 en route... then gradually warmed till it was zero at Bristol. Driving was slow and careful in such icy conditions but the milder temperature was a false security... it even became plus 4 by Exeter, but then the snow began...  a little at first then thick and fast and driving Okehampton/Launceston and then over Bodmin Moor was a nerve-racking affair. At one point, when there was almost no traction, I thought I should stop... but equally knew that if I did I would be stuck... so gritted my teeth... (I know - it was the road that needed gritting!) In fact the highways agencies were brilliant and were out salting etc constantly. Anyway, I was relived to reach the milder climes of Truro and Falmouth - it had taken about 8 hours... but a rather tasty fish and chips whilst sat watching the sunset certainly helped ease the tension!  

Monday, January 21, 2013

Another dark morning but beautiful images all round..

The finished product!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dull, fine-snowy morning...igloo visible but incomplete...

Cleo and Oscar with first draft!  Paul took the top off again and made a proper dome shape... 

Another snowy morning!

Building an igloo with my lovely neighbours... Oscar and Cleo helping!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Snowfall on the way!

Fine, fine snow today... about an inch...blowing everywhere...  possibly more tomorrow!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A series ... gorgeous light this morning :-)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

No sign of the sun through the fog this morning!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Snowy sunrise... out of the front of the house as well as the back :-)

Monday, January 14, 2013

The promised snow - no pretty sunrise this morning!

Jeannie, sunrise is about 8am so no early mornings yet but I'm looking forward to them!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cold easterly bringing interesting clouds... snow forecast for tomorrow!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Frosty morning looking over next door's garden.

Friday morning mist

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Misty cold morning

The lovely guys I play table-tennis with on a Thursday evening :-)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Early morning cobweb!

Pavenham Straight Sunrise
On the way to the Tuesday's Ladies Golf... it turned into a lovely day with a sunshiny afternoon. Golf was fun... I called it "3 Kites and an Eagle" on the Ladies website as one of my playing partners eagled a hole... and we watched three red kites circling above the woods near the 15th and 16th! :-)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sunrise in Welshpool