Author archives: Vanessa Glossop

  • The Enchanted Wood

  • There are plenty of wonderful woodland walks around us here in Cornwall, but this particular jaunt took me down into the woods on the Trelowarren Estate on the Lizard Peninsula. Have any of you read The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton? It was my favourite book as a child - I even re-read it when I was[...]
  • First Frost in Tangerine

  • I went down to Gear Bridge to take some photographs of the early morning frost today, our first frost of the winter. The sun was so bright, the autumn colours alive and zesty like a tangerine torn open. The contrast between that burnt orange of autumn and the muted greens and blues of the slow-movin[...]
  • Goonhilly Autumn

  • Beautiful Autumn has come to Goonhilly. Arthur, Merlin and our other Arthurian giants soften in the warm apricot glow over the downs. This place never fails to inspire me. The Lizard Peninsula feels so remote, yet at the same time so connected to a wider, even outer, world, which only adds to the ai[...]
  • High Sea At Porthleven

  • I went down to Porthleven harbour today, mission one was to satisfy my Thai-food craving over my birthday lunch, mission two, to take some 'high-sea' photographs. Thankfully the storm had passed, but the water was still photogenic, raging and moody. After a delicious chicken massaman curry at Kota K[...]
  • Walk at Penrose

  • After a rainy start to the day, the sun broke through the clouds around lunchtime, and we headed down into Helston for a walk into the Penrose Estate. It was a great opportunity to reconnect as a family after a busy working week, to laugh together, catch up on news, collect conkers and sycamore heli[...]
  • Louise McClary, Artist

  • Walking into Louise McClary's studio, it begins to speak. Tales of the nearby creeks, the secrets of the luminous mud flats, and of the emerald tide. Tales of the knotted, twisted trees, the wind-swept fields and of the birds in bright flight. Here, in the studio, beats a silent heart, yet one with [...]
  • The Perrys

  • I had the privilege of spending some time with the wonderful Perry family over the summer. These guys have been through a lot of emotional upheaval over the past year, and their strength as a loving family unit shines through in so many ways. They are an inspiration to me.