Monday, 19 August 2013

Cornwall Holiday Snaps

I'm back from my hols and the shop is now open again. My prints are currently on sale at The Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol but they'll return to the shop after the exhibition ends at the beginning of September. :)

As you can see I've been in lovely Cornwall for a week and I was very sad when it was time to leave! 
The picture above is a place on Bodmin Moor called Dozmary Pool. We stopped there for a picnic lunch but couldn't persuade the teenagers to get out of the car to enjoy the view. Even tales of ghosts and legends didn't change their minds! It's said that Excalibur was thrown into the water after King Arthur was killed and the pool is now haunted by the Lady of the Lake who guards the sword. There's also a tale of the pool being bottomless with a tunnel that connects it all the way to the sea. I wonder if anyone has tried to find it?

This gorgeous meadow caught my eye. I love to see wild flowers growing together don't you?

 Porthmeor beach in St Ives is my most favourite beach in the evenings. The sun sets on the horizon and transforms everything into shades of pink. I sat on the beach and watched the waves coming in. The perfect way to spent the evening.

The day we had to leave was hot and sunny so joining the traffic queues needed to be avoided as long as possible and gave us a chance to spend some time at Marazion before we headed home. Here's the view over to St Michael's Mount. There's a path that can be walked across when the tide is low but as it was high tide, we found it completely covered up, so on this occasion, just enjoyed the view of St Michaels Mount from the beach which was lovely.

It was sad to leave and I miss it so much. I hope to go there again one day.x


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely photos Jess, glad you had a lovely holiday! :)
V x

Paper rainbow said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday Jess, Cornwall is beautiful, had many holidays there when my children were young. The wildflower photo is beautiful, I can almost smell the fragrant flowers!

rossichka said...

I wish you from all my heart to go there again and to stay even more! The place looks fantastic! What a lovely sunset! The black spot, contrasting to the splendid meadow, is a butterfly, isn't it? I hope you feel refreshed now...:)

Jennifer said...

I've just recently found your blog and am enjoying it a lot. Your photos are lovely. I looked at the wildflowers for a long time, they totally captured my imagination.

Tammie Lee said...

i am glad to hear you had a lovely time away.

i love that photo of the meadow sprinkled with flowers, so darling!

Elisabeth Firsching said...

Was there last year and loved ist so much! You did remind me of these days, so thanks ;-) This meadow ist lovely!!!

Veronique said...

The wild flowers meadow picture is beautiful!

Cameron said...

So glad you had a wonderful time! Those pictures are gorgeous!

I love the legend of that cool!

Victoria said... beautiful..such gorgeous images and ancient stories to explore..very magical indeed!! I too love the wildflowers..entrancing..thanks so much for sharing a wonderful place !! Spectacular! I hope you get to visit again...for now..enjoy your memories!

Martina said...

Cornwall looks like a gorgeous place - would love to visit there myself one day! Your pic capture it so nicely! Welcome back Jess!

Erin K said...

So awesome that you had a great time! And wow...Cornwall is beautiful! I love the look of St. Michael's Mount...with all the water surrounding it. Looks like it's straight out from a fairy tale. Welcome back, Jess!

Ana M.F. said...

This is so beautiful ♥
Thanks for sharing these pics.

renilde said...

wonderful stories and pictures,memories to treasure, the meadow reminds me of your paintings, colourful and joyful.
here we are having a very nice and soft late summer.the smell of autumn already in the morning and evening air. the sunflowers are the stars in my garden too at the moment, can't get enough of them.

welcome home dear Jess, your brushes are waiting ;) xx

Karen said...

I love Cornwall too. It's one of the best places to be when the sun is shining.
The story of the lake and tunnel sounds interesting. Anything about King Arthur is always intriguing. x

Jo May said...

Hi Jess,
I know I have commented on your facebook page about these lovely pictures, but sometimes I do still blog and catch up with people here.
Cornwall is one of the most magical places and I do miss it. Seeing your photos and St Michael's Mount makes me think of happy childhood holidays there. It looks like you had the best weather too!
By the way, congratulations again about having your work in the gallery. Such great news!
Have a lovely week,
Jo. xx

millefeuilles said...

Dear Jess,

I simply had to pop in to say how much your sweet comment on my blog this morning touched me. Thank you so much.

Furthermore I'm completely blessed to see your stunning holiday photos. In so many ways your holiday reminds me of ours; including that gorgeous flower meadow.

Happy, happy September to you, dear Jess.


Momma Melly said...

Wooooow! What gorgeous pictures!!!! I'm glad you had a fantastic holiday!

I recently stumbled upon your blog from another mommy blogger. You made a new follower. :)

I look forward to reading more of your posts.


CJ said...

Lovely photos, I especially loved the wildflower meadow. Beautiful. We stayed in Marazion back at the beginning of July, so it was great to see your picture of St Michael's Mount and remember being there. Wish we still were...

Elizabeth Musgrave said...

I used to take my children to Cornwall for holidays and hadn't realised how much I missed it until I saw your beach photos. Lovely. Our local beaches here in North Wales are of the large and wide skied variety which is a different sort of lovely but the rocks and coves are marvellous. Loved the wildflower meadow too.