Earth

Godrevy – Portreath Heritage Coast

This is in  celebration of Earth Day and the birth of my newest grandson who was born on Mother’s Day in Australia. As our ‘Blue Planet’ comprises of 70% water an image of the Celtic Sea seems appropriate. The cliffs along this part of the Cornish coast are becoming very unstable due to erosion and you certainly won’t get me scrambling down them to a beach.

North Cliffs and Crane Islands

It is a great place for spotting wild flowers and sea birds along the 250 feet high sheer cliffs and basking sharks have been seen below.

For more Cornish photography please visit my new Cornwall blog “Under a Cornish Sky

A Cornish Landscape

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A view of the coastline from Rinsey Head nr Helston in Cornwall looking towards Prussia Cove and Mount’s Bay.

Future Cornish posts will be from my new Under a Cornish Sky blog where I hope you will join me in exploring my new home county.

This blog remains open for future travels and photography challenges as normal.

A literal translation

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Paula’s Thursday Special this week features Meg as a guest challenger and her topic is Calligraphy. Please take a look. You won’t be disappointed.

My immediate thought was of the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney. I would have liked to have looked for a less literal translation, but I hope these will do. This wonderful oasis in the city made me feel calm and relaxed and balanced. In harmony you could say.

Do take a close look at the bamboo.

There is a season – turn, turn, turn

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

Lots of ways to interpret this week’s photo challenge, but my immediate thoughts were of the Byrd’s song which was a hit in the 1965. Written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s the words are taken from the bible (Ecclesiastes). The lines are open to myriad interpretations, but as a song they are commonly performed as a plea for world peace, with an emphasis on the closing line:

“a time for peace, I swear it’s not too late.”

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In view of what is happening in the world today, I thought that this was an appropriate response, though I hasten to add that I am not in any way religious, despite being drawn to religious buildings and ancient churchyards like this pretty little chapel on the outskirts of Cascais, Portugal.