poetry and prose about place

farms in hidden valleys 7-3

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Tregantle Fort near Freathy (image from Street View)


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map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


Gradually, I am learning the layout of this part of the Cornwall coast.  The uplands are mostly devoted to wild land or agriculture (grazing or crops) …


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cattle in a field near Freathy (image from Street View)


The houses are either along the coast, at the very edge, or in the treed valleys that peek at intervals from the countryside …


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fields and valleys … a reservoir in the distance (image from Street View)


Driving down into these valleys, I find farmsteads, made up of clusters of buildings and usually associated with water …


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farmstead in a valley (image from Street View)


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ponds at a valley farm (image from Street View)


Cattle must stray into the roads on occasion.  The entryway of the house below is guarded by a ‘Texan Gate’ or ‘cattle stop’.  I am familiar with these from my days in Alberta.  Cattle will not cross these gates because of the spaces in the surface, but cars can cross quite easily …


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a Texan Gate (image from Street View)


Best View: the Cornwall coast stretching before me …



July 2, 2013 ‘Cornwall coast’ Jane Tims


Copyright 2013   Jane Tims

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  1. Love your painting, Jane! England seems like it would be a nice place to do some biking – I think their summers aren’t as blistering hot as ours are!


    Barbara Rodgers

    July 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

  2. Nice to see an outsider view of Cornwall – although this is not a bit I know. Nice painting Jane.



    July 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    • Hi Diana. Thanks! Let me know if I ever seem to get it wrong. Street View gives a very one dimensional view of places, but I am surprised how much I have learned. Jane


      jane tims

      July 25, 2013 at 11:40 pm

  3. Cornwall looks so lush and lovely. Your watercolour is beautiful.


    Carol Steel

    July 24, 2013 at 8:46 am

  4. I love Cornwall! Your images have made me quite homesick!!


    Gemma Hawdon

    July 24, 2013 at 7:29 am

    • Hi. I envy that you have actually seen the places I am visiting! I love the woodland vegetation in the little secluded valleys. Jane


      jane tims

      July 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

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