The first of the winter’s gales

Gravel terrace at Ednovean Farm after the rain

Louis cat setting off across the top terrace after the rain

The first gale of winter roared in this week and the term “storm lashed bay” springs to mind as I watched the white topped waves sped across the bay beyond the garden. Yet for me there was something intriguing about the motion in the garden that was suddenly brought to life, as the restless wind buffeted the foliage. I spent a few minutes recording the motion of the plants to share with you this week and an awful lot longer wrestling with YouTube!

Pahway to an italianate garden in cornwall

This morning after the rain and the old granite set path gleams in the light

So this week’s blog is in the form a short video taken one afternoon as the sun came out – I stared in the courtyard watching the date palms wave and then walked down across the lawn with the ripple of motion in the embracing shrubs with the contrasting leaf forms and colours emphasised by their movements before strolling on to the edge of the garden near the sheltering hedge. As i reached the field gateway I had a job to hold the camera steady and I turned back towards the Italian Garden and explored the borders of whispering grasses. I hope you enjoy the garden tossed by the storm this week but somehow triumphant!

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About Christine Taylor

Christine has written a weekly blog about life at Ednovean Farm and interesting places to visit in West Cornwall for over ten years now, concentrating on those off the beaten track places that only the locals find. 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 five 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.

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