There’s always a feeling of anticipation for the day ahead as I open the door to let Spud-Cat pad out on his morning patrol, Will there be a spot the sunshine pooling lazily around the parterre – is there a little enchantment in the air as the sun slides across the courtyard gardens to start the day?
This morning was glorious and I popped back with the camera to record the shadows on the gravel terrace still damp from the overnight rain and it was just as a lucky after thought that I glanced around the corner to see Spud perched on the fountain for his morning glass of water in a moment made magical by the glow of the dawn sunshine holding him in a spotlight.
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I don’t know where Spuds morning takes him in his daily ritual of prowling the farm and refuelling in frequent pit stops in the house but I’ve always got a theory that the best views in Cornwall are just around the corner when we go for a walk of course, much to Charles’s horror The next turn of a cliff top path, the next bay along the coast, the next cave along the beach – maybe Spud’s day is much the same but with rabbits of course! Still today his day started with a cool drink of water from the fountain in the courtyard, as our house guests slept on and i was glad to watch the fist of the day’s sunshine creep across the garden…………….before going back to bed for an hour or two!