Life at Kerjacob .

Life at Kerjacob .
Autumn harvest.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Images from Cornwall - September .

As is my way, I like to take photographs
of things that catch my eye.
Things that are interesting, creative 
and unusual.

So here's some images that I noticed
when we went to Mousehole
( yes, really its called that but not pronounced that way ! )

Just loved this little homemade sign on a clapboard cottage.

Tourist ware with a difference.

The fishing harbour at Mousehole.

More fishing boats than shops and people - wonderful !

Loved this stencil - especially against the grey - green background.

The on to Sennan Cove - beautiful raw and quiet
 - how parts of Cornwall can still be.

Lobster pots.

Fishing floats.

More floats - love the muted colours.

This is a fascinating building once used to haul up the fishing boats.
Inside there would have been a huge capstan that was turned by men.

Finally the sunset at Sennan - somewhere Mr P has told me about for many years.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Barbara Hepworth's garden St Ives.

Just back from England ending with a
short break in Cornwall.

One place I wanted to visit was
Barbara Hepworth's garden
and studio.

The garden is in St Ives and is a place of calm
and tranquility.
St Ives like so many pretty places has become so busy
and full of people shopping !

It was a joy to escape the madness and enjoy 
the peace and quiet.

The sculptures look wonderful in the open air where they belong.

I loved the  white Japanese anenomes which shone in the dappled sunlight.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Pie of Pilgrim and Pie.

Those of you who have read my blog for 
some time will know that
Pie is my beautiful little cat.

When I said "is" I must now
so terribly sadly say "was"
as today Pie is no longer with me.

Now she is in the garden of Kerjacob near to
Tortue who we lost a few months ago.

The house will be very quiet tomorrow morning.
There are no cats here anymore.

I am at a loss tonight.

However she will live on in spirit and the blog will
always carry her name.

Friday, 10 July 2015

A new area for the garden.

I have been working a lot in the garden in
the wonderful sunny weather that
we've been enjoying here in France.

The bowls are ones that I have made recently
at a raku ceramic workshop.

The very large pot was one I bought years ago with the intention of making
a small water garden. Now its done and I so enjoy seeing how the plants
are doing.

Every other day I choose some petals to float on the surface, they look beautiful.

The whole area is covered with small stones and broken slate but in some areas I have
placed bigger flat stones and arranged some of my pebbles collected from the coast.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Paris in the Sunshine.

More photographs of Paris from my long weekend there.

Walking towards Notre Dame I discovered these beautiful little shops
 all selling glorious  plants and flowers.
I don't know Paris at all well so walking as I was, is the best way to find new delights.

Crossing bridges on the way and finding this famous one with so may padlocks.
Soon they'll all be gone - far too heavy for the bridge but people were still
searching for a place to put their lock.

On to Isl St Louis one of may favourite places to walk and look
at some beautiful little shops.
Most of the time its just window shopping for me though.

Each time I've been I always take photographs of this little flower shop, I love it.

Thought the little basket outside this restaurant was a lovely way
 to hold their little business cards.

More windows and flowers - on a bright sunny day
 with the white blind - perfect.

Then sitting in the gardens of Notre Dame people watching
and trying my hand at being - Cartier Bresson !!!

I do like to try and take black and white studies of people
also have to try not to be obvious taking the photographs.
This can  mean waiting quite a long time.
On a warm sunny afternoon in a park  in Paris - no problem.

The roses everywhere just beautiful, this year seems to have been a magnificent one
for them.

So a last photograph at Notre Dame and off to the station to go home to Kerjacob.
I loved every minute of my weekend
 and look forward very much to the next time.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

A long weekend in Paris.

Two weekends ago I was in Paris.
The sun shone every day.

On the Friday evening I saw the Eiffel Tower
sparkling away as if to greet me.
I love it !

Saturday was off to see the Bonnard exhibition.
His use of colour is just wonderful.

Saturday evening having my supper cooked for me in an airy 
apartment listening to the birds singing outside.
Perfect .

Then on Sunday off to the Museum of Decorative Arts, I'd never been there before.

As we walked along the gardens just had to take some photographs
 of two women and their paintings, same view
 but both different styles.
Proves we all see things differently.

Later met these very happy young French women
who were friends together celebrating before the marriage
 of the one with blonde wig.
They were a delight and I got kissed by them all !

Everywhere beautiful window boxes, on a sunny day Paris is even more beautiful
and for me always very exciting.

There was Joan sparkling in the sunshine.

As I looked up I was  thinking how good it would be to have  the apartment
with the white shutters and the window boxes
 - I could stay in Paris whenever I wanted  ………. one can dream !

More photographs in the next post and one of my favourite places
 where I certainly won't ever have an apartment
 but again I can dream.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Today we lose a darling friend.

When we came to live at Kerjacob twelve
years ago there was a cat that seemed to be living in
or near our barns.

As time went by we realised that she wanted to
live with us.
So our time began with a lovely cat
who we named " Tortue "
because of her colours.

At the time we had " Hannah" our border collie and she
and Tortue became friends.
Tortue even accompanied us on our walks with Hannah.

We lost Hannah some years ago and sadly today
we lost Tortue.

We think she was maybe fifteen years old
and we were privileged to have her
share twelve years of her life with us.

Now we have just "Pie" with us.
Those of you who have animals living with them will understand how we feel,
however we rest content in the fact that she changed our lives and we changed hers.

Many, many happy times together, thank you Tortue you were a darling.