First time back on the beach--post initial too-late lockdown, after too early lockdown lift and into lockdown again and before the seemingly incomprehensible tiers apply--yesterday afternoon. Covid and holiday-maker free. It was March 2020 the last time we set foot on here. Seems an age ago now but the pleasure of being soothed clean by… Continue reading Back on the Beach
It appears, from comments received yesterday, that the black and white pictures I post are popular, even if they are not a favourite of Mrs H of Cornwall. So here's a black and white treatment of the one I posted yesterday.
Today, I am answering a letter from a reader.It is from a Mrs H, in Cornwall. "Dear Bear,I wondered if I might make a request? Don't forget it's bin night on Friday.Also, have you got a 'normal' photograph to show us by any chance?Not one like the whooshy abstract things you do--and I do find… Continue reading Nice Picture
Yesterday was glorious weather, so I took Gwynnik up on our favourite clifftops for a nice walk in the warmth. We've been up there hundreds of times already, so none of us need yet another picture of it do we? Oh alright, one of the impressionistic ones. Today, by contrast, has so far been a… Continue reading Contrasts
I haven't been down to my local beach since the official start of lockdown in March. It's mainly because I might be doing everything I can to be as safe as I can, for myself and others, but the mass of holidaymakers on our beaches have come from far and wide and seemed determined to… Continue reading Beach Dragon
Yes, I know, my last post was about Warbstow Bury but this one is deliberately made to draw your attention to a post by another blogger rather than me.Elizabeth Dale writes on Cornish Bird Blog about the historical sites of Cornwall, and researches and entertainingly recounts the many folk stories and histories attached to them.… Continue reading Warbstow Bury: Revisited, but by Someone Else This Time
I tried to figure out which of the Dartmoor Tors is visible from the elevated and expansive view west from Warbstow Bury. It's a favourite dog walking spot, concentric but irregularly shaped rings of banks and ditches, from somewhere around a 500BC history. Aerial pic from Cornwall.gov.uk, further reading here The views out on good… Continue reading Warbstow Bury
Like a lot of you during the Covid pandemic I expect, I've limited myself to extremely local environs (my garden, about mile or so of lanes either way from my house) for just under a quarter of a year now. Sounds a long time put like that doesn't it? So far, Cornwall has actually been… Continue reading Some Confidence
As someone who has had a stroke and also has Multiple Sclerosis, I'm well used to having to use any energy I have been allowed wisely. When I've been exceptionally busy with work then the priority is to use it for that, because it pays! Unfortunately afterwards, or if I've had a period of unrelated… Continue reading Ticking Over
There is a section at the end of Davidstow Woods that my wife and I always jokingly call 'Apocalypse Woods'. For some reason, the stand of trees there is just a collection of mostly dead but still upright trunks, standing in a boggy section of ground that is slowly regenerating around it, and so that… Continue reading Apocalypse Woods
The summer season ban for taking dogs on the beach has lifted now. I have been busy with running the chalet rental but I do manage to take a walk or two down there among the rocks, pools, seaweed and sand again now. The rocks in the foreground here aren't always visible, it depends on… Continue reading Return to the Beach
In response to a comment from Dan James on my last meadow images, who mentioned a Monet-like effect from some experimental shots he took, this image flagged in my memory as one that I had taken that had the feel of his impressionist style. I had remembered posting it before but it turns out that… Continue reading Monet-like?