Hasn't it been a beautiful day today? Well it has been here, it feels as though, just maybe, Spring may actually have arrived and Summer may not be very far behind. The best part is that it's actually feeling warm!
Warm is one thing it wasn't particularly, while we were in St Ives, but that didn't stop us getting out and about. We don't take the car when we go to Cornwall but the local bus service took us along very bumpy lanes to Tremenheere Gardens which has opened quite recently. The gardens are set on a steep hillside and and the planting is predominantly subtropical and still a work in progress.
It was a long steady walk to the top of the site where we were rewarded with a wonderful view out to St Michael's Mount. Along the way we passed both natural and man-made sculptures and sculptural plants.
The star feature of the Tremenheere gardens is the James Turrell domed chamber that is open to the sky. It is said to be particularly effective at twilight but I enjoyed the experience even on an almost cloudless day.
Our experience was made all the better by 3 ladies who are part of a new a capella singing group that meets every Thursday to enjoy singing in the open air. They had come up to the dome to try out the accoustics and we were treated to a very atmospheric rendition of Kyrie Eleison. Beautiful!
To be continued......