Autumn, season of sunsets and rainbows

View over PerranuthnoeThis autumn we’ve had a wonderful season of sunsets and rainbows. Each day this November has been different of course, with great arching rainbows to follow the showers or rich dramatic skies as the final celebration of a sunny day.

Fleeting rainbows of Autumn


Some mornings I watch the sun slanting far across Mounts Bay from our kitchen window as I cook breakfast for our guests. The early morning sun brings the houses of Penzance and Newlyn to life across the bay or sometimes casts a huge rainbow over St Michael’s Mount after a shower.

Ednovean view




Autumn Sunsets

There is always the promise of a sunset to finish the day and this week they have had a rich red glow to finish the day. The night settles so early now over the landscape and we have started to count the days until the shortest day in this world of long winter shadows. The routine of the sea birds remains the same though for winter or summer as they thread across the skies in small flocks to the warmth and security of the sea shore to roost for the night. The other evening I dallied in the garden to take few snaps as the sunset developed, throwing the village church in Perranuthnoe into dramatic relief against the fiery sky.

I hope you enjoy my little scrapbook of the sunsets at the end of the day at Ednovean Farm.


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. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location. Christine writes a weekly blog about life on the farm and garden with an occasional series about places of interest in West Cornwall concentrating on those off the beaten track places atha only the locals find

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