The steady step of spring

Bright pink tulips vintage Dining room

Fresh burst of spring colour in our dining room

I’ve noticed the steady step of spring of late, bringing with it a subtle change in the light and with it the momentum of the season changing  from winter into spring.

I love to tweak our home to reflect the change of the seasons and this week I’ve suddenly wanted to edit some of my little still lifes that brighten up some corners in our home at Ednovean Farm by adding splashes of brighter fresher colours. Suddenly the the wonderful texture of the vintage apple basket in the hall that felt so right with its soft colours and bold textures for the winter season, was ready to be moved to a quieter corner. This week in Cornwall we’ve had days of brilliant sunshine and blue seas, rainbows and rain storms, all treading the steady step into spring

Daffodils and Rainbows

Storm approaching from Penzance

April waiting for her breakfast at the bottom of our garden with a rainbow and approaching storm





Each morning I walk across our garden to feed the two mares that graze the field there and the other morning I took the camera with the idea of visiting the growing daffodil collection and i was rewarded by a beautiful rainbow throwing a double arch over Penzance and very cross April waiting for her breakfast to be delivered.

The storm arrived of course to taunt me, just  as I reached the prime daffodil location at the far end of the arden and I spent a surreal five minutes getting very et myself but shielding the camera from the rain as I dabbed at it with a dry tissue. Still the effect of the silver shadows of rain caught in the sunshine was quite pretty and I do hope that you enjoy the pictures.

A day lent from Summer

Marzion and the MountMy final snap this week were taken on a beautiful sunny morning on the way to retrieve our wheelbarrow from Penzance- at Marazion I stopped in the little car park just beyond the square and raced over to the slipway  to briefly watch couples walking along the sand and mothers with prancing children enjoying the moments lent from summer with that glorious low slanting light picking out the chimneys of the little village at the foot of St Michael’s Mount.

Marzion Beach in winter at low tide

I made a brief stop to admire Marazion beach the other morning on a day lent from Summer

I just had time to take second stop to admire the swans on Marazion marshes with a swirling flock of seabirds before retrieving the wheelbarrow and going home to swear of course I’d gone straight there …..borne along by the steady step fo spring of course!

Swan on marazion marsh

The RSPB reserve at Marazion Marshes about five minutes drive from Ednovean Farm

A little bit of spring decorating inspiration

This week, bright pink tulips lifted the old pine sideboard that many years ago  I spent two weeks stripping with a hot air stripper. This week for oh to brief a time the tulips short ephemeral lives somehow suit the sweet capricious days of early spring among the vintage china finds. In the hall the winter colours of the textured basket have made way for glossy shiny china in a sharp combination of orange bright green and blue

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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