June Squares | Roofs

It’s June and another 30 day challenge from Becky.  ‘The Life of B’ This month she is looking for a roof or roofs or even rooves. Follow the link for the rules.

A Cornish roof complete with lichens and a seagull

June Square | 5th June

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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.

14 thoughts on “June Squares | Roofs”

    1. Yes, one problem when staying right on the coast. Fortunately they don’t bother me here, then again it would take a lot to drown out the cattle when they get going! Sometimes I swear we live next to a zoo – elephants trumpeting, lions roaring…

    1. Cornish granite cottage + Cornish slate roof + lichens + location = Mousehole
      I reckon that makes it a Cornish roof 😀

    1. My worst memory of them was in a cottage on the North Yorkshire coast – they woke us every morning at dawn screeching away at one another.

  1. A roof is not a roof without lichen and a gull!

    PS I think English gulls are particularly noisy! The gulls in Olhão fortunately are not the ones who screech so no early wake ups there 😊

  2. The colour of the lichen is so vibrant – is that because of the healthy sea air? Seagulls are all very well when they are looking very picturesque, as this one does, but goodness me they can be noisy sometimes, and then I am definitely not a fan!

    1. Yes, the air quality affects the lichens. And one poor seagull was kicked to death recently in St Ives for attempting to steal a chip. I’m not a fan of them, but that’s disgusting.

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