A year of colour

When I look back on my 2014 in Cornwall, what I see is colour. Poppy reds, heathery purples, bumblebee rusty oranges and sea-green waters…

Here are some photos to illustrate my point.

The glorious Poppy fields at West Pentire
The glorious Poppy fields at West Pentire
Ling, Bell-heather and Gorse in waves of colour across Gwennap Head
Ling, Bell-heather and Gorse in waves of colour across Gwennap Head
Bluebells in Crowhill Valley Woods
Bluebells in Crowhill Valley Woods
Carpets of Round-leaved Sundew at Newlyn Downs
Carpets of Round-leaved Sundew at Newlyn Downs
Large Whites heading for the Verbena against an astoundingly blue sky (no editing - it was really that blue!)
Large Whites heading for the Verbena against an astoundingly blue sky (no editing – it was really that blue!)
Green-blue shallow seas round Looe Island
Green-blue shallow seas round Looe Island
And okay, this one's not from Cornwall, but I had to include my favourite Kenyan bird from my trip there in January - the Lilac-breasted Roller.
And okay, this one’s not from Cornwall, but I had to include my favourite Kenyan bird from my trip there in January – the Lilac-breasted Roller.

What colours come to your minds when looking back over 2014?

Author: Amanda Scott

Cares about wildlife, nature and ecology.

4 thoughts on “A year of colour”

  1. Lovely to see your photos…and to think there’s someone else out there fanatic about Cornwall’s natural flora and fauna. Check out Cornish Wildflowers on FB. Merry Christmas to you!

  2. Beautiful photos! are there flowers on the coast hillside in march? im really wishing I could come in April when its a little warmer, but will be there in the middle in March, still hopeful i will see some beautiful flowers

    1. Hello – thanks for your comment. I am sure you will see some lovely flowers in March, especially if the weather is mild. If you go to the Lizard, look out for Three-lobed Water Crowfoot in some of the muddy puddles, and everywhere Lesser Celandine should be starting – traditionally it is associated with the return of the swallows. Thrift doesn’t get into full display until April, but you may see a few early blooms. Blackthorn also blooms in March in Cornwall (sometimes in February if the weather is mild!). Early Purple Orchids bloom from April, but keep an eye out just in case. Enjoy flower spotting! – there will be plenty to see.

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