poetry and prose about place

along a Cornwall road 7-5

with 6 comments


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farm tucked into a valley (image from Street View)


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map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


Today’s virtual biking trip took me toward the town of Downderry, along narrow roads lined with Western Gorse (Ulex gallii) in yellow bloom.  Gorse grows on sunny sites with sandy soil and is common on the heathlands along Britain’s Atlantic coast.  Before my virtual trips to France and England, I had heard of gorse but had never ‘seen’ it …


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gorse in bloom (image from Street View)


I saw a few farms along the way …


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a house and barn (image from Street View)


and horses in a green pasture …


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horses (image from Street View)


Best View: farmstead not far from Downderry …  my skies are improving, don’t you think???



June 8, 2013 ‘farm near Downderry’ Jane Tims


Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

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  1. Such a beautiful countryside. Your skies are looking beautiful. 🙂



    August 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    • Hi Robin. Just when I think the skies are a breeze, the paint runs in a very unsky-like manner! Jane


      jane tims

      August 26, 2013 at 9:23 pm

  2. I have seen gorse in bloom in Scotland and England along the coast, and it was really lovely! I later found out it was invasive…. 😦



    July 30, 2013 at 7:50 am

    • Hi Lee. It just goes to show that beauty is sometimes not the main indicator of good! Hope you are having fun in Australia! Jane


      jane tims

      July 30, 2013 at 10:41 am

  3. Pastures and fields as far as the eye can see. But I guess the sun isn’t as strong up at that latitude so there might be less concern about finding a spot of shade…


    Barbara Rodgers

    July 29, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    • Hi. There is always shade in those narrow spaces between hedgerows! The fields remind me a little of the Sussex area in New Brunswick, except the ocean is always nearby in Cornwall. Jane


      jane tims

      July 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm

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