Friday, January 30, 2009
SKYWATCH FRIDAY (Back to Cornwall)
As the skies of Chicago have been rather grey and uninspiring this week I have decided to take you on a whistle-stop tour of Cornwall for something a little more cheery, and considerably warmer!
When we visited last June the weather was glorious and all the wild flowers were blooming.
Being a fairly exposed peninsula of land, there are some pretty serious winds that blow at various times of the year which are strong enough to influence the shapes of the trees.
Once the centre of tin mining for the world, these ancient stone mine buildings are dotted all along the coastline as reminders of an earlier industrial age.
With the exception of a small region of serpentine, virtually the entire peninsula is comprised of predominantly granite with very shallow top soil. Not many plants can thrive in these conditions but one that is successful is heather. Pictured here at Cape Cornwall as the sun was setting and the moon was rising.
Even after the sun has set the scenery is still dramatic and starkly beautiful.
Travel the worlds skies at Skywatch Friday.
Photo Credits - CJT & Dominick V
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