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Thursday, 18th July 2013

On top of Zennor Hill

On top of Zennor Hill

The top of Zennor Hill is strewn with the most amazing granite formations.  Above is a typical scene.  The views out to sea, over a 4 thousand year old field system still being used today are wonderful.  Alas, on this night the sea and sky was mired in a heavy haze so I concentrated on taking photos of the granite.  We are coming to the end of a heat wave here in the UK.   I haven’t posted much lately.  I have either been too busy at work or enjoying the weather.

 

Last week, on 11th July, we are on the sand dunes at Upton Towans on the outskirts of Hayle below Godrevy; an important nature reserve run by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Silver studded blue butterfly

Silver studded blue butterfly

Pyrimadal Orchid

Pyrimidal Orchid

Thistles catch the last of the sun

Thistles catch the last of the sun

Snapshot of the sun going down beyond the sand dunes of Upton Towans

Snapshot of the sun going down beyond the sand dunes of Upton Towans

 

A fortnight ago, on 4th July,  we were at Rinsey Head between Praa Sands and Porthleven.

Bruce, a fellow photographer, taking in the view.

Bruce, a fellow photographer, taking in the view.

I have fun taking photos of the waves.  I took lots, here is one of them.

A wave at Rinsey.

A wave at Rinsey.

Climbing back up to the coastal path just as the sun was going down I saw this little caterpillar surounded by wild carrot.

Caterpillar taking a rest

Caterpillar taking a rest

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8 responses

  1. Very nice series from the beautifl nature.

    July 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm

  2. Beautiful images Malcolm! Zennor hill looks like a place I should pay a visit to.

    July 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    • Thanks, Adrian. You’ll love it on top of Zennor Hill. It is a 30 minute stroll or a 15 minute yomp from the Tinners Arms in Zennor. From the car park walk to the main road and take the obvious wide track which ultimately takes you to Foage Farm. About three quarters the way up you will see a sign in the wall on the left for Zennor Hill. It is now a shortish steep climb to the top.

      July 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

  3. Simply love all of your pictures

    July 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  4. Great series. My favorite is the backlit thistle.

    July 26, 2013 at 10:51 am

    • Thanks, I wasn’t sure about the burn’t out sun. I went back a few days later to reshoot, bracket and blend, but apart from the sun being behind cloud I couldn’t relocate the thistles!

      July 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm

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