The spring equinox and spring days

early morning dew on spring morning

A spring morning in our garden and the day almost seems to shimmer with anticipation

There has been an almost tangible air of expectation in the air in the days leading up to the spring equinox. I felt it so strongly this week as I walk down through the dew laden morning to feed the brood mares and I stopped to take a snap of the morning magic as each droplet of water magnified the rising sun thrice fold. The very early Easter this year at last coincides with the height of the spring flowers as it always seems rather sad that the very brightest flowers have long finished before our guest arrive for their Easter break.

In this week’s blog I’ve looked a spring changes in Perranuthnoe, the growing momentum of spring in our garden and Danni our Spanish stallions special spring treat –  a dressage course with Jenny Rolfe, just because I thought you’d like to see his picture!

St Michael's Mount in the early spring morning

Looking out across our garden to St Michael’s Mount

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St Michael’s Mount has fully reopened again now, with the opportunity to see the gardens as well on some days – the gardeners must have been busy to prepare for their early opening. I always find it amazing that the gardens do so well on the little offshore island with bare shelter from the rolling storms of winter. I took this snap looking down over our garden from the step to the back lane fairly early in the morning this week as ahaze was just starting to form across the bay in front of Penzance

Spring has brought some changes to Perranuthnoe as well this year, with the popular Cabin café, just above the beach building an extension and the equally popular Peppercorn café now under ownership and serving some delicious food – so do save a little space to visit them if you are walking locally. I must say that I was impressed this week by a young couple who did not use their car once while they were here but set off to range along the coastal footpath each day of their holiday – one day they even walked as far as Porthleven.

Spring changes in the Ednovean Farm Gardens

So spring is here to stay now for sure and Cornwall is waiting to welcome people now and me? Well I haven’t walked very far as the horses are still in for the night with daily stable duties for us to attend too but did take a stroll around the garden to visit the spring flowers which must count quite a bit I think.

Danni (Danilon) our spanish stallion’s dressage course

Danni our Spanish stallion had a treat recently when he had special B&B guest to stay who gave us some dressage lessons and so I’ll leave you this week with some photos from his spring dressage course with Jenny Rolfe of Naturally classical. Danni normally presides over the car park at Ednovean Farm and his sons and daughters can be seen around the farm.

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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