Back in April I posted this photo of the view I grew up with and even now I think I'd be hard pressed to find better, it always manages to draw me in. Whatever the weather, no matter your location, St Michael's Mount is always a formidable presence.
Incidentally, if you should find yourself visiting the Mount this Summer, you really should check out the Avalon Gallery in Marazion. Not least because you can have a 'geek' (as the Cornish would say) at some of my own work, but it is filled with some stunning artwork (including my very very favourite Jenny Birchall, other jewellery and fantastic local crafts (such as Poppy Treffry).
Hydrangeas always remind me of Cornwall. They are so abundant there, in all colours. They can be found in the parks, lining the roads and also plentiful in my parents' garden.
Last year they grew a huge variety of vegetables but this year concentrated on a much smaller number. Less work. Maximum flavour. And it made me feel a little bit envious that we haven't got even this amount of self-sufficiency at our own home.
And because they are not sprayed, luckily there is a very satisfactory amount of pest control to be relied on.
But of course MLF wanted less relaxation and much more action, so we were tourists for the week too ...
Happy whatever day it is, I'm afraid I'm losing count! x