Morning call – a little enchantment


Ednovean Farm has a courtyard garden and fountain

The first rays of morning sunshine in our courtyard garden

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.

Ealy morning sunshine of the terrace at Ednovean Farm

The morning sunshine bringing the terrace to life tempted me to find the camera!


Where will Spud’s morning lead to?

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!

Early morning sunshine in Cornwall on a box parterre

The glorious morning sunshine gave a little bit of magic to our courtyard this morning

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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