Autumn days at Ednovean Farm

Ednovean at susnet

The end of the day and the house looks mellow in the golden light of autumn

With a swirl of falling leaves the autumn days have come to Ednovean Farm and yet the sun’s warmth still hints of summer. The countryside has mellowed to softer autumn shades and the bracken on the heathland that follow the coastline have turned to a crisp bronze to contrast with the twinkling blue sea. This month the first of the Atlantic storms came in to pound along the beaches with relentless force, sending wetsuit clad surfers off, to bob in the sea waiting for the perfect wave.

At Ednovean Farm last week, we had a very special guest in Classical dressage trainer Jenny Rolfe and Spanish Stallion Danilon and I enjoyed a couple of dressage lessons and the cats snoozed on in the autumn sunshine – aren’t we lucky with the weather!! Read on for my latest albums of Ednovean and photos of this morning in Cornwall.

Our Autumn days of fading autumn colours classical dressage and sunbathing cats

From Danni’s back the other day watched a big buzzard optimistically watching the sea gulls roosting in a stubble fields, far from the relentless waves. They looked quite peaceful on the warm soil flanked by stands of distant conifers. Across the road on group were startled and got up to swirl with a group of crows, their wings flashing white against the dark trees and Danni’s hooves carried me on and the moment was gone. Alas of course i don’t carry a camera with me and so my first photo was taken today at Ednovean farm of the froth of exotic planting framing a view of St Michael’s Mount on what turned into a wonderfully sunny autumn day.

Ednovean Farm's exotic planing

Today at Ednovean Farm with St Michael’s Mount looking magical beyond the garden

Our stallion Danni had a very special guests to stay this week – Jenny Rolfe of Naturally Classical who teaches and empathic connection with the horse through the breath and Danni and I enjoyed some dressage lessons with Jenny. We worked on Danni’s collection through a series of lateral movements in preparation for passage.

With the autumn the sunsets have become a dramatic part of the day and I must admit to watching the bay each evening for the sun’s progress as it moves further along towards the point each night to set by Christmas (Oh dear did I say the “C” word there) it will nearly reach the open sea far to our left and that is the perfect time to take a rare sunset from Perranuthnoe own beach.

And the Ednovean Cats? well Spud and Louis find the perfect spot to sunbathe each morning – just wish I could join them!

Two cats enjoying the sun

I spotted Spud Cat and Louis settling down for serious sun worship in the hot gravel

About Christine Taylor

Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and eight horses including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Christine writes a weekly blog about life on the farm and garden with an occasional series about places of interest in West Cornwall

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