Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday afternoon

We are still managing to have our Friday afternoon outings and this week we popped up to the north coast and parked up above Porthtowan for a few hours. It was a glorious afternoon and so bright Im afraid all my photos are a bit over exposed.
We did go for a little walk but it was so hot with no real breeze that it was quite unpleasant wandering along (I am not a sunshine person!) but the flowers were wonderful.
Thrift, in great swathes along the path and hanging on in great clumps to the crumbling edges of the cliffs......


.......along the banks of the footpath.......

........scrabbling over the walls.......

.....deep yellow gorse smelling of hot coconut or what I think baked peaches......bees emerging, pollen coated, satisfied.

We wandered back to the car enjoying every step even though we were baking slowly in the sun. A picnic lunch on the grass of the cliff edge (not to0 near the edge) then sat back and read our books, well in my case my wonderful new edition of Where Women Create a stunning magazine from America.

Oh dear, we are turning into 'Old Gits' who sit in their cars by the sea reading and falling asleep! Never mind it was a lovely afternoon.

13 comments:

hensteeth said...

Green with envy here!!! x

Micki said...

Sounds wonderful!! perfect kind of day, I so wish I lived near the sea, I think i'll be stuck in the midlands for ever!! :(

Micki x

ted and bunny said...

when we were children living in Bournemouth we used to go for family cliff-top walks.
I always wondered about the folk sitting in their open-windowed cars, gently dozing. . .only now do I "get it"!
The photos of Thrift brought back memories of those walks too; such a wonderfully named flower.
Lovely to take the time to enjoy
xx

VintageVicki said...

Those pictures look like they are straight out of a Come to Cornwall brochure :)

Lets hope the weekend is as glorious :)

treutmade said...

Glad to hear you were able to have a day out. Hope your throat is much better by now.
Never mind of falling asleep. One has to feel very comfortable, safe and pleased to sleep in the sun. Just enjoy it!! And keep those Fridays alive!!

heidi said...

Looks like heaven jane. xx

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Such STUNNING photos! What an idyllic trip that must have been!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hasn't the weather been wonderful? Love your photos Jane. Sounds like a very, very pleasant way to spend an afternoon to me!

Diane said...

My hubby's greatest fear is that we will turn into the people who drive to the coast - to have a sleep in the car!!! in matching beige outfits!!!! Great photos - I LOVE Cornwall. xxx

A Time to Dance said...

nothing wrong with an old git my friend...your mag looks good where do you get it?? we have been to the cinema to see prince of persia..yummy and lovely and cool, I cant cope with the heat either..I hope you are all well...hugs H

Gemma Mortlock said...

Beautiful photographs and i absolutely love love love your studio wow you are so lucky!
Smiles to you on this bright and sunny day
Gem
xxxx

Clare Wassermann said...

aha we are coming to Port Gaverne on Saturday - you have whetted my appetite!

Cowboys and Custard said...

Never mind Jane.. I turned in to an old git a long time ago. Haven't resorted to a picnic in a lay-by yet though!

Beautiful Cornwall...it never fails to deliver.

Mxx