poetry and prose about place

a holiday by the sea 7-2

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7-2 a

a view along the coast near Freathy … note the houses down the hill nearer the ocean (image from Street View)


Journal 7-2


7-2 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


My virtual biking trip along the Cornwall coast has me totally enchanted.  I love the rugged landscape, the hills (huff, puff), and the huge variety of wildflowers …


7-2 n

a view of the rugged coast and the yellow Gorse growing along the road (image from Street View)


Today’s drive along the Military Road showed me that the people love to spend recreational time along this coast.  There are vacation communities …


7-2 c

a vacation community (image from Street View)


Homes and cottages were downhill from the road.  I am sure you could step from the road to one of these rooftops!


7-2 e

a view of houses along the road (image from Street View)


The cottages were small, not much bigger than our own cabin …


7-2 f

cabins overlooking the ocean (image from Street View)


Best View: acres of Gorse along the road …


a ‘learning-watercolor’ note:  the first painting below was done on 140 lb paper made for watercolor.  The second painting was done on sketch paper of much lighter weight.  The second painting is wrinkled (see dark shadows in the left and right margins).  This is called ‘cockling’ and can be prevented by stretching lighter papers before painting.  I tape the edges of my paintings on a hard surface prior to painting.



July 3, 2013 “Military Road, Cornwall coast’ Jane Tims



July 3, 2013 ‘Gorse’ Jane Tims


Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

July 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

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  1. I bet a lot of kids have tried stepping from the road onto a rooftop! Maybe some adults, too. 🙂


    Barbara Rodgers

    August 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    • Hi. I imagine it is in the psyche of owners to be always waiting for a footstep on the roof!! Jane


      jane tims

      August 1, 2013 at 9:15 pm

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