Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 4

I’ve been invited to take part in the “Five Photos, Five Stories” challenge by Alison of Scene by Minerva. The challenge is quite simply to “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.

My five photos are going to depict what I love about Cornwall. The light, the colours, the coast, the history.

Beautiful Patches

Today I am focussing on colour. Yellow is one colour that I associate with Cornwall. The bright daffodils dancing in the fields in early spring; the deep golden gorse in early summer; yellow sandy beaches contrasting with the blue sky and blue-green sea and the wonderful yolk yellow/orange lichens on roofs and walls creating living intricate textures and patterns. (please click image to enlarge)

Caloplaca marina the Orange Sea Lichen is a crustose, placodioid lichen. It has wide distribution, and can be found near the shore on rocks or walls. Calos in Greek means nice, placa in Greek is shield. Caloplaca therefore means ‘beautiful patches’.

My nomination today is Elaine of I used to be indecisive who always makes me smile with her weekly ‘Friday Letters’. Absolutely no requirement to join in, only if you want to.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

25 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 4”

    1. From a distance it all looks the same, but close up you notice the different patterns, and yes, the colour is so rich.

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