Tales from the Sea Garden

Tales from The Sea Garden

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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Autumn Delights

We have been blessed with some truly glorious late September weather; still, sunny and warm, with just a hint of chill in the soft breeze and that wonderful damp Autumn smell in the air..........
One of my favourite walks is to a tiny hamlet nestled on the edge of a tidal inlet, only five minutes drive out of Truro city centre and yet a world away from bustling modern life........

Across a couple of fields, through a gate and then another field and a stile, takes you down to this pathway bordered on both sides by apple orchards and wild plum trees... in fact a variety of plum that is unique to this one tiny creek. My grandmother used to come here to pick the 'Kea' plums to make jam and jelly, and the locals still do, you can buy it from little stalls at the side of the footpaths.

There are some wonderful sheds nestled amongst the apple trees

At the bottom of the path you pass tightly betwixt two cottages, and then suddenly the estuary opens out before you in all its muddy glory

(I'll have to take some more pictures when the tide is in so that you can see how beautiful it looks then). On either side of the creek the footpath is lined with overhanging oaks and more wild plums, the sunlight filtering through and the leaves underfoot beginning to crunch.

I love picking blackberries, and this is one of the hedges where I harvest them. As well as being low enough that you can reach all the brambles, it also has the advantage of having the most wonderful view! A grove of hawthorn trees grows just below the hedge, branches positively bristling with lichen.........

The combination of red berries and lichen always gets me thinking forward to Christmas.....

Fancy a peep in at the window?

Gertie and I will be heading off to Devon on Friday ready for the first 'Nostalgic Mix Fair' in Totnes on Saturday 9th October, hope to see some of you there!


  1. Christine....oh my word! Your fav walk must be one of the prettiest walks in all the world and the contents of the Sea Garden, well, I could cry x

  2. oh my, what a pretty walk - nearly as pretty as your tantalising windows!

  3. Lovely photos, I would love to visit your shop, its a treasure trove of beautiful things!

  4. I write often about that walk as it is one of my favourites too! Lovely to see someone else's take on it x

  5. I love the photo of the track bordered by over hanging boughs you cam almost picture the past and all the people who have trundled along it.

  6. Hi Christine, The shop is looking gorgeous. I don't usually leave a comment but I feel it is time I did. I absolutely love your blog and all the photo's - you have something very special that gives off a sense of calm and homeliness. Lynne xx

  7. Hi Christine, what wonderful scenery, the countryside and the shop window! See you on Saturday... I am going to be a very over excited shopper!! x

  8. What a glorious spot to live!

  9. what a wonderful walk, I was out by a lake this afternoon picking blackberries and on seeing the haw berries was reminded of christmas. what a coincidence to come home and see your comment. The shop is looking great, really interesting.