Season’s Greetings

Perhaps not the most seasonal of images for many but the reality of the weather at time in the UK now is for rather warm, often wet, conditions so I’ve avoided posting a snowy picture from Iceland and instead, decided to post this picture, taken at Priest’s Cove in Cornwall very close to Lands End, the most south-westerly point in the UK, a few days ago.  It looks like Christmas Day is set to reach a record high, temperature wise this year so perhaps the Christmas Card industry, at least in the UK will have to start to re-thinking their snowy Christmas cards.

I’d like to wish all the followers of my blog a Happy Christmas, Happy Hanukkah (as I understand the two celebrations coincide this year) and to season’s greetings, happy holidays to everyone else, however and whatever you celebrate.

It’s been a turbulent year on so many levels around the world so lets hope for better in 2017.  That will certainly be my Christmas wish.

Catch up in the New Year.  All the very best. Adrian :-)

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67 responses

  1. What a beautiful photo but says so much about our changing world and our biggest challenge – climate change. We’re certainly seeing it in Canada! All the best to you too for a peaceful holiday season and along with countless others I look forward to your wonderful photography.

    December 24, 2016 at 11:36 am

    • Thank you very much Carol. We used to have snow at Christmas when I was a child. It’s been a very long time since we had a white Christmas. Our climate is definitely changing. There are now many thriving vineyards in the south of England. Once unheard of. It is a challenge we all face and accept. We owe it to future generations to make some big changes. Thank you once again for your kind comment and comments throughout the year. A very peaceful holiday season to you. :-)

      December 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm

  2. Beautiful!

    December 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      December 24, 2016 at 12:23 pm

  3. Nil

    I wouldn’t mind passing Christmas in your photo ;-)

    A very happy Christmas to you too – and let us indeed hope that 2017 will (by some miracle) be better than 2016… a lot better…

    December 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    • Thank you Nil. It is indeed a very beautiful place. As for the New Year, we can only hope! :-)

      December 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm

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        December 24, 2016 at 1:07 pm

  4. Happy holidays to you too, Adrian! :-)

    December 24, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      December 24, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  5. HJappy Holidays to you as well, and thanks for the remarkable images. M :-)

    December 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    • Thank you so much M. Your comments over the year have been very much appreciated. I hope that 2017 is a great year for you! :-)

      December 25, 2016 at 5:58 pm

  6. Very unseasonal but beautiful nonetheless. I’m still wishing for a bit more fog/frost/snow – but I don’t think Santa is going to oblige!

    December 24, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    • I know what you mean Noeline. It has been so warm. Do we have winter anymore? Maybe. The forecast is for things to turn much colder over night so perhaps we might just get what we’re looking for. Thanks for being there and all the very best for 2017! :-)

      December 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

  7. A beautiful composition, Adrian. Season’s Greetings to you. It has been a tumultuous year on so many fronts. Dare we hope for a peaceful year – the world deserves it.

    December 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    • The world does indeed deserve it Andy. Lets hope that that we can see some progress towards peace in so many areas of conflict. I won’t be holding my breath but wouldn’t it be nice. Here’s to 2017! Thank you! :-)

      December 25, 2016 at 6:02 pm

  8. Breathtaking

    December 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      December 25, 2016 at 6:03 pm

  9. No white Christmas here in Southern Maine, either. It’s raining today, and the forecast is for sunshine tomorrow, with temps just above freezing. I’m happy to have found your beautiful blog this year (through my friend Otto at In Flow). Your photos are so beautiful, a glimpse of peace in a world that desperately needs it. I wish you a happy Christmas and a good new year.

    December 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    • Thank you so much for your lovely compliment. I’m so glad that you enjoy my work. Otto has been a very good friend to me. Without his encouragement in the early days of this blog, I don’t think I’d be the photographer I am today. I hope that you are enjoying your Christmas festivities. Have a fabulous 2017. :-)

      December 26, 2016 at 10:51 am

      • I didn’t see you lovely words before now. Thank you Adrian. I really hope our friendship can extent outside of the blog sphere. :-)

        February 8, 2017 at 8:55 am

      • Thank you Otto. Sorry for the late reply. I’ve been staying in Feurteventura with no Internet connection. It’s been a refreshing break. I too hope that our friendship can extend beyond the blog sphere and very much look forward to meeting you. :-)

        March 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      • Sounds like great to be away from the blog sphere. I hope you got to get some good photos while staying in Fuerteventura.

        March 7, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      • Thank you very much Otto. It was a good rest but I’m glad to be back to my blog! :-)

        March 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm

  10. Well, that’s a gorgeous sight.
    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and best wishes to you, Adrian! you inspire me so much with your incredible work.

    December 24, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    • Thank you so much Karen. From a such a talented artist, that is quite a compliment and very humbling. I hope that you are enjoying the Christmas break and wish you a very happy and successful 2017! :-) x

      December 26, 2016 at 10:49 am

  11. Merry Christmas Adrian….I couldn’t agree more about your comments re: 2016. 2017 has to be better… just has to be 😊

    December 24, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    • Thank you Mark! I hope you and your family are enjoying the Christmas break. As you say, 2017 just has to be better than 2016. We can only hope! :-)

      December 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

  12. This is refreshing – I don’t really want to see any more pets in Santa hats! Aargghh!! Seriously Adrian, have a lovely holiday…your post made me think of another land’s end up in our corner – the northwest corner of Washington, a very desolate, beautifully raw, rocky place. Wouldn’t it be fun to collect various “land’s end’s” from around the world and see what they had in common?

    December 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    • Me neither Lynn. I hope that you are enjoying the festive season. It would indeed be interesting to compare all the Land’s Ends around the world. I’m sure there are many. Some years ago a property developer acquired the land around our Land’s End and turned it into a theme park. Now the only way to reach this point is to pay the entrance fee and join the crowds. Cape Cornwall, Priest’s Cove and many other such beautiful places around this part of the Cornish coast will do me nicely and the beauty is, no tour buses. Have a fabulous 2017 Lynn. We can only hope for better in the coming year! :-)

      December 26, 2016 at 10:46 am

  13. Thank you, Adrian, and the very best for you as well.

    December 25, 2016 at 3:04 am

    • Thank you very much Emilio. As ever, your thoughts are very much appreciated! :-)

      December 26, 2016 at 10:41 am

  14. It’s a beauty! Merry Christmas, Adrian :)

    December 25, 2016 at 8:01 am

    • Thank you so much Jo. Wishing you a fantastic 2017! :-)

      December 26, 2016 at 10:40 am

  15. Aah … Happy Christmas ChillB xx Cornwall does love to tease with her fickle weather , but when it all comes together as it did on one or two of those days – barring some tide times last week – it really is a coastline that takes some beating . St Ives ticked lots of boxes :)
    Lovely photograph of Priest’s Cove … not for me taking out one of those little fishing boats though , that water’s pretty lively .
    A New Year ahead and hopefully there’ll be lots of photographic adventures in the offing … and with that thought .. I’ll raise my Christmas Cup to such a lovely prospect :)

    December 25, 2016 at 11:29 am

    • St Ives certainly did tick all the boxes. We were so lucky with the weather and were treated to some wonderful photo opportunities. Wishing you and AJ a fantastic year ahead. Much to look forward to and share. Thank you Poppy! lots of love :-) x

      December 26, 2016 at 10:39 am

  16. Wonderful shot Adrian – happiest of holidays to you too!

    December 25, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    • Thank you very much Tina! :-)

      December 26, 2016 at 10:37 am

  17. This is a very beautiful composition, Adrian. I hope to see this part of England soon.
    We wish you and your loved ones a Happy Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.
    We celebrated Jul in a traditional Norwegian manner yesterday, it was lovely. Today we went to beach to greet the sea, it’s much too warm! :-)
    Big hugs coming your way Xx :-)

    December 25, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    • Thank you so much Hanne and Klausbernd. I’m so glad you had a lovely Christmas celebration. We too celebrated on Christmas Eve and yesterday spent the day quietly. Nothing like a walk on the beach on Christmas day. Wishing you and Klausbernd a fantastic 2017. Big hugs returned to you both. Look forward to seeing you both in the not too distant future. Lots of love :-) xxx

      December 26, 2016 at 10:37 am

  18. The climate has changed.Here no snow.Great photo and warm Christmas Wishes to you and all the one you love

    December 25, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    • Thank you so much Lou for this and so many other such lovely comments through this last year. Have a fabulous 2017. I will look forward to seeing many more of your beautiful pictures of the nature around us. A constant reminder of the beauty in a world that can leave us in despair given the ugliness of so much that goes on.

      December 26, 2016 at 10:55 am

  19. My thoughts exactly…. and…. love following your blog…inspirational! Here in south oz it had gone from 40° on Christmas day to 18° and high humidity and rain….not normal !
    I look forward to the New year 😊

    December 26, 2016 at 12:13 am

    • It’s very difficult to ignore the obvious climate change we are seeing. It’s just so very worrying that people now in very powerful positions, that gain personally from polluting the planet, continue to deny it. Worrying for the future but lets hope that sense will prevail. Have a fabulous 2017 Trees and thank you for this, and so many other, lovely comments. :-)

      December 26, 2016 at 10:57 am

  20. Beautiful photo as usual. All the best for Christmas and the New Year to you. A less turbulent 2017? We can only hope.

    December 26, 2016 at 12:31 am

    • Thank you very much Mr Dragon. We can indeed only hope. Wishing you a very happy, successful and peaceful 2017.

      December 26, 2016 at 10:58 am

  21. Amazing pic!!! So colorful!!! Thank you, Merry Christmas to you too!!!

    December 26, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    • Thank you very much Rexlin! All the very best for 2017!

      December 27, 2016 at 3:13 pm

  22. This is a fabulous shot Adrian, I shall have to pay another visit to Cape Cornwall. We had a walk at Wheal Coates today and it was lovely. When the sun shines there is nowhere as lovely as the Cornish coast. Wishing you a wonderful 2017. xx

    December 26, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    • There really isn’t Jude. Wheal Coates and Chapel Porth have to be my most favourite and most visited places in Cornwall. I always like to coincide my visits with a spring low tide so I can get around the corner of that headland and photograph the Wheal Coates Engine house from below. This I managed to do again a couple of weeks ago. No doubt one or two of those pictures will make it onto the blog in the next few weeks. I wish you all the very best for 2017 too Jude. I’m so glad you’re enjoying your move to Cornwall! :-) x

      December 27, 2016 at 3:18 pm

  23. kokodynia

    Such a beautiful sight! Merry Christmas to you :)

    December 27, 2016 at 12:52 am

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      December 27, 2016 at 3:18 pm

  24. Thank you, Adrian. Wishing you the best… peace and joy for the coming year.

    December 27, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    • Thank you so much Gunta! I wish the very same for you! :-)

      January 1, 2017 at 2:17 pm

  25. wonderful :)
    have a great time :)

    December 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    • Thank you Joshi! :-)

      January 1, 2017 at 2:17 pm

  26. Wishing you all the very best in 2017 Adrian.

    December 29, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    • Thank you very much Simon. I wish you the very same! :-)

      January 1, 2017 at 2:18 pm

  27. The weather is really strange indeed, it does not feel like winter. I wish you a happy new year and keep sharing your wonderful work with us ! You are so talented and it’s always a pleasure to see all the wonderful pictures you take :-) All the best. Gin

    January 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

    • Thank you Gin. A very happy new year to you also. I will look forward to many more photographs from your travels! :-)

      January 1, 2017 at 2:18 pm

  28. Wonderful image! The boats make for great foreground interest!

    January 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    • Sorry for such a late reply to your comment Denise. Thank you very much. Boats are always great subjects for photographs. I wish you all the very best for 2017! :-)

      January 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm

  29. Black Lightness

    I wish you lots of health, love and success in this 2017. year. And that you make lots of nice photos. Becouse your photos are realy great.

    January 3, 2017 at 6:46 am

    • That’s really very kind, thank you! I wish you all the very best for 2017 too. I hope it’s a great year for you. :-)

      January 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm

  30. Yes, I think winters in many parts of the world are not the “normal” self. Climate changes sure makes for a difference. Beautiful image as always. I wish you all the best for the new year, Adrian.

    January 9, 2017 at 9:57 am

    • Thank you very much Otto! A very happy New Year to you too. :-) I miss the winters of my childhood when we had snow, we had a sledge that we used to take across to road where there was a steep area of open land. Snow is certainly a scarcity now in this country. My trips to Iceland in winter have filled a gap! :-)

      January 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm

  31. love that pic!!

    January 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      January 21, 2017 at 1:37 pm