Monthly Photo Challenge: Frantic February

Many of my blogging friends already know that I have been hoping to move to the West Country and I am at long last happy to say that it shouldn’t be much longer! So February is filled with de-cluttering, cleaning, packing and LOTS of boxes! Not much time for taking photographs I’m afraid, but I hope you will enjoy my first Cornish sunset with me from my new home.


And, yes, that is MY corkscrew hazel(?) tree 🙂

The Cardinal is continuing his photo project throughout 2016 – a blogging event, a monthly photo challenge. Read his blog for the new rules this year (he is running two versions) and to view his interpretation and those of other participants.


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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.

62 thoughts on “Monthly Photo Challenge: Frantic February”

  1. Fabulous, Jude! I can hear the popping of corks! 🙂 (well, maybe a tad early)
    Love the header! It says all and very graphically. And that tree is the tree of my daughter’s dreams. Funnily enough I spotted one yesterday in a small Durham village.

    1. Just popped down for the weekend Jo, and I am exhausted – have had awful throat and ear pain for a few days which has not helped. I’ll be glad when we have a definite move date and can relax. Until then I am in panic mode 😦

      1. Stress 😦 😦 You can’t book a date yet then? I’ll email in a day or so, when you get your breath back. It’s going to happen- stop worrying! 🙂

        1. Not the date we want, yet. So much to arrange and now we have the added stress of the agent bringing people round to view! Wish we’d given an extra week’s notice now.

        2. Seems a bit daft! They’re going to come and admire your packing cases? (not that they aren’t beautiful packing cases, as I have already observed 🙂 )

        1. Oh, I am sorry to hear that you are stressing too. We need to get together and share a large bottle of wine – or maybe a G&T or two.

  2. I’m so pleased for you, dreams do come true don’t they? I drove home along the A35 last night and as always felt so very happy and lucky that I live in the loveliest part of the world.
    I love corkscrew hazels and the willows as well, and your sunset is glorious. I’m looking forward to meeting you Jude!

        1. I have started to enjoy sitting in a pub in front of a woodburner and reading newspapers! I have never done that before! But I have also discovered I hate driving in the dark. And I mean dark!

  3. Hooray for the move…such a lovely sunset! And decluttering is always good for the soul.

    1. I don’t mind the de-cluttering as much as the actual packing – when everything comes out of the cupboards everywhere looks such a mess!

      1. But it will all go it just the right place in the new house…but admittedly it’s a lot of work to pack and then unpack back to back. I can hear you saying, “Are we done yet?”

        1. It was gorgeous this morning, but my mind is on too many other things to concentrate on photography. Plenty of time for that… (I hope).

  4. I hope you feel a lot better now, Jude, poor you! All the best for the move, we keep our fingers and wings crossed. Fairy dust and hugs from the four of us,
    Dina x

    1. Thank you Dina and girls. I hope you don’t mind if you keep the dust – I have more than enough of my own to cope with! I will accept the hugs (( )) 😀

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