poetry and prose about place

finding places to grow 7-30

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Stone walls are a common site in the coastal towns and villages of Cornwall.  On today’s virtual bike trip, I noticed how plants find growing space in the crannies and crevices of these walls …


7-30 crannies

plants growing in the nooks and crannies of a stone fence (image from Street View)


Vines also take advantage of stone surfaces and climb over stone shed and houses until they take the shape of the building they climb on …


7-30 roof with vines

vines take on the outline of a house (image from Street View)


In a maritime climate in particular, lichens often find a place to grow on rooftops or on stone surfaces.  Orange-amber lichens have established themselves on the roof and walls of this grand house in Trewithian …


7-30 Trewithian

amber lichens on stone and roof (image from Street View)


Three interesting names today … Treworthal, Treworlas and Trewithian …


Best View:  shadowed road on the way to Treworthal and a gate near Trewithian …


September 14, 2013  'road with shadows'   Jane Tims

September 14, 2013 ‘road with shadows’ Jane Tims


September 14, 2013  'afternoon by the gate'  Jane TimsIMG731_crop

September 14, 2013 ‘afternoon by gate’ Jane Tims


Copyright  2013   Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

October 9, 2013 at 7:00 am

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  1. Jane… I know nothing of drawing, but your ‘afternoon by gate’ painting, or sketch, or water colour, or oil, or chalk, or papier-mache, or… well, no…. it probably isn’t charcoal…. but, whatever it is, it’s lovely. Really lovely. I’ve set it as my desktop background. So now I probably owe you bazoodles of cash? Alright. Cheque’s in the mail. Had to guess at the address, though. Think I might have gotten your name wrong, too. If you haven’t received anything by 2027, let me know. I’ll get word to Canada Post. They’ll get right on it, I’m sure. Neil



    October 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    • Hi. I’ll extract payment in comments on my writing, both good and bad. I’m glad you like the painting (watercolour). Jane


      jane tims

      October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

  2. In addition to plants and lichen growth, we have animal burrows in our old stone wall outside our kitchen window here. Your paintings are soft and lovely.


    Carol Steel

    October 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

    • Hi Carol. I had forgotten about the animals who call the walls their home. Thanks! Jane


      jane tims

      October 9, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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