We usually visit Cornwall once or twice a year because we have family there. Normally we go for the odd beach holiday or long weekend but this time we visited for a wedding! We stayed at a beautiful place called The Green, located at Netherton Farm just outside Liskeard.
The day after the wedding we went for a walk around the gardens but ended up venturing out into the lanes and village surrounding the farm. I wanted to share a few photos of what we discovered.
Lots and lots of Winter flowering heather.
Cottages with tiny doors in a nearby village (a short walk for fresh air turned into a 5 mile walk, lucky for us we took snacks!).
LOTS of snowdrops. There were carpets of snowdrops along the edge of woodland and at the sides of country lanes.
Lots of mossy hills – not easy to walk up in wellies.
We upset a few sheep going through this field. When they saw us they all ran to one side, stood completely still and stared us out of the field. It was the sort of look that made you feel like if you sat down for a quick break the headline in the local paper the next day would read “Two walkers found half eaten in field.”
We saw lots of hydrangea bushes. I love the flower heads when they go all crispy and veiny like this.
This beautiful hand painted sign. I like the style of these painted flowers, they’re similar to the ones you see on the sides of narrow boats.
Run down outbuildings with bright paint work.
Dry stone walls covered in lichen and moss.
Lots of daffodils along the lanes.
Big patches of crocuses along the sides of the roads near peoples houses.
Things have been a little slow on the blog front lately because I’ve got a bit of RSI in my wrist and hand, so I’m trying to do less craft/computery/gardening bits. Hopefully I’ll be motoring along again soon 🙂