A bit of housekeeping.
My blog will be going through a some changes over the next few days. I have enlisted the capable hands of Lou from Little Green Shed to give it a make over. I am very excited. I've no idea how it will look (although I do hope my huge circular mug shot currently on display is temporary). The poor girl has a very wordy and rambling brief, but I have every faith. So watch this space...
Yesterday while driving along the back road from Penzance, I noticed that the Gorse had started to flower. All along the hedgerows were pockets of colour. A vibrant yellow that sang out amongst the green and brown of the road and surrounding coutryside. Even though it is only January, I am impatient for colour. This hardy moorland plant puts on a beautiful display at just the right time for me.
Today we have had an electrician doing work, which means being without power for half of the day. So Olly and I went out. We had some errands to do. On the way home we went looking for the gorse, and a place to have a stomp. We went to Trencrom Hill. The gorse was out in abundance. Huge bushes that have been twisted and bowed by this exposed site. It's a tough plant.
Standing on top of Trencrom Hill you can see St Ives Bay on one side and Penzance on the other. It is a stunning view. There were Buzzards wheeling around over our heads, and we saw a couple of Rabbits too. It does feel a little like standing on top of the world up there. West Cornwall is so rugged and sparsely populated. I love that. The space. The beauty of it's landscape. I don't think that I will ever become blase about where I live. It is a special place.
I spent most of my time warning Olly not to run, because the ground was sodden and the rain water was running down the hill. Of course he took no notice. Children just like running, don't they. They run because they can. They run for the pure pleasure of running. They run because they have the breath. Yes he tripped and stumbled. But he didn't fall.
I did. I fell. Or rather I slid onto my derriere and drove home with a wet behind.
It's not too late to enter my giveaway, should you so wish.
Just click here and it will take you to last week's Fledgling Garden post.
I have some bulbs up for grabs.
I shall be drawing the winner on Thursday. Good luck!!