Watching for a snowflake

Garden pathSnow is quite rare in Cornwall and so a weather forecast with the possibility of snow left me excitedly watching for a snowflake. For days a chilly wind but no  hint of the white stuff apart on the BBC but yesterday as we worked in the garden at Ednovean Farm great white flakes began to fall swirling gently around us.


It was an emergency situation as far as the two cats, Spud and Louis, were concerned I spotted them gathered on the doorstep as the first flakes drifted down; their afternoon’s sunbathing abandoned they were waiting to be let in and they didn’t come out again until this morning!

First light revealed a tiny sprinkling of white around the garden although the hills behind Penzance across the bay were and intriguing patchwork of white and this afternoon I can still see those high lonely moors keeping the snow but alas the melt was swift here. I snatched a few photos at first light when I was feeding the horses to show you and a couple more as the sun came out after breakfast but that was the end of our snow and the cats have gone back to their sunbathing under the Date palms in the car park.

View across Mounts Bay

Looking across the courtyard and roofs to Perranuthnoe below us and the blue sea of Mounts Bay


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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