Thursday, 2 May 2013

St Ives

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......

11 comments:

Jackie said...

What beautiful sights you and your husband saw, Julie!
Thank you for sharing them with me.
The views are stunning!!!

Françoise said...

Lovely pictures Julie!
Spring arrived here too. Isn't it wonderful?
Have a great weekend.

Maggi said...

What a fascinating place Julie. I suspect that it has given you plenty of inspiration.

Peneller said...

Some lovely images Julie. The basis for a quilt design perhaps? I love the way you've caught the shadows. Our fourth successive day of clear blue sky and warm sunshine! Spring does seem to be here.

Heather said...

What a lovely day out Julie - wonderful photos and wonderful weather to match. I can imagine how hearing music in such a setting would have added to the atmosphere.

Angela said...

More lovely pictures.

pam said...

Oh that looks a wonderful place - I haven't been to Cornwall for years but everytime I read your blog it makes me want to go - thanks

Lis said...

That looks a great place, one for the list next time I get to Cornwall. Like Pam I haven't been for a few years now but I do love it and love cyber visiting via your trip photos. Thanks.

PeggyR said...

WOW love the pictures. Send me your FB link.

underatopazsky said...

It seems so long until we go to Cornwall in August so just seeing your photos has made me smile on a very grey day, especially that glimpse of St Michaels' Mount - sigh...

Emma said...

What a lovely garden, one day I'll get to visit. We have a couple of palm trees up here......