Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 5

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.

Mylor Harbour
Evening Light at Mylor Harbour

My final photo is of light. And where better to capture the golden evening light than in a yacht harbour where the boats huddle in for the night and cast their reflections in the mirror-glass-like water. (please click image to enlarge)

My nomination today is Anabel from Anabel’s Travel Blog who takes us to her favourite places and can tell you anything you want to know about Glasgow. Absolutely no requirement to join in, only if you want to.

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.

lichens
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.

Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 3

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.

St Michael's Mount

I keep returning to this place. The light on the bay draws me here for some inexplicable reason. I feel as though I belong here. (please click image to enlarge)

In 1595, Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole were invaded, sacked and burned by a Spanish raiding fleet in the aftermath of their ill-fated Armada and only a few Medieval and Tudor buildings survived this experience. While these invaders were soon despatched, this event marked the last time England was ever invaded by hostile forces.

My nomination today is Gilly of Lucid Gypsy who loves to wander and is pretty good with a poem or Haiku. Absolutely no requirement to join in, only if you want to.

Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 2

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.

Wheal Coates
The Towanroath pumping engine house at Wheal Coates Copper and Tin Mine

The miners dug deep
Searching for copper and tin
On Cornwall’s rich coast

(please click image to enlarge)

My nomination today is Carol of The Eternal Traveller who writes about her travels at home in Australia and beyond.  Absolutely no requirement to join in, only if you want to.

Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 1

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.

Godrevy LighthouseGodrevy Lighthouse  on the eastern side of St Ives Bay, west Cornwall. Facing the Atlantic Ocean it is popular with both the surfing community and walkers, photographers and even writers. It was the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse“. (please click image to enlarge)

My nomination today is Lynne Ayers of  Beyond the Brush Photography – who is an excellent art photographer. Absolutely no requirement to join in, only if you want to.