nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

fields and ferry crossings

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7-35  September 30, 2013  35 minutes  3.0 km  (north of St. Just in Roseland to ferry across River Fal)

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The thirty-fifth day of my virtual bike trip left me scrambling for an image to paint.  I biked over miles of country road and although the countryside is lovely, I couldn’t seem to find an image that ‘spoke’ to me.  In this end, I chose a tree along the road to Philleigh.  Greens are so difficult for me – I couldn’t seem to achieve anywhere near the yellow hue of the greens in the photo …

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7-35 tree by road

inspiration for ‘countryside near Philleigh’ (image from Street View)

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Oct. 3, 2013 'countryside near Philleigh'   Jane Tims

Oct. 3, 2013 ‘countryside near Philleigh’ Jane Tims

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7-36  October 2, 2013  35 minutes  3.0 km  (ferry across River Fal to Feock)

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Ferry crossings are always fun.  The Ferry across the River Fal didn’t look very different from the crossings here in New Brunswick …

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7-35 ferry crossing River Fal

the blue flat-decked boat is the ferry … and look at the big ship just up river (image from Street View)

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I especially liked the house where the ferry docked on the west side of the river – lots of flowers and stone …

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ferry landing at River Fal
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September 27, 2013  'flowers near River Fal'   Jane Tims

September 27, 2013 ‘flowers near River Fal’ Jane Tims

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7-37  October 8, 2013  25 minutes  3.0 km  (Foeck to Penpol)

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If the thirty-fifth day of my travels was mostly fields, the thirty-seventh was mostly trees.  I love the circular ‘tree tunnels’ formed along the Cornwall roads when the hedgerows are pruned.  In this interpretation of one of one of those archways, I decided not to paint a single individual leaf …

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7-37 tree tunnel

inspiration for ‘road tunnel near Penpol’ (image from Street View)

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October 3, 2013 'road tunnel near Penpol'   Jane Tims

October 3, 2013 ‘road tunnel near Penpol’ Jane Tims

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Along the way, I often ‘see’ enchanting gateways.  I particularly like the gates with stone post like this one near Feock …

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Oct. 4, 2013 'gate near Feock'   Jane Tims

October 4, 2013 ‘gate near Feock’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

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  1. love your watercolours

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    kiwiskan

    October 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    • Hi. Thanks. The dooryards in the UK are so lovely … I’ll be doing more of them. Jane

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      jane tims

      October 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm

  2. I think it’s intriguing that the stone house with flowers has the flower boxes sitting on a plank supported by small triangles. What a great idea! Your watercolours are wonderful. I especially like the stone house with flowers and your interpretation of them.

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    Carol Steel

    October 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    • Hi Carol. Thanks. I’m surprized how many container gardens I see in Britain. Jane

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      jane tims

      October 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm


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