Over the past few weeks of usual Autumn chaos, Olivia and I have still managed to go on our regular walks…
…but this time armed with Olivia’s beautiful brand new camera and lens combo, or her new cocker puppy – Milo! He is my new favourite animal <3
Between her getting used to puppy life, having a bathroom renovated and working on her business, and me going abroad and starting some new projects of my own, September and October have been pretty busy for the both of us! But I love that we still make time to see each other as often as we can, forcing each other to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Cornwall’s Autumn.
It’s my favourite season, but other than these walks I’ve barely managed to get out to enjoy it. The weather also hasn’t ben fantastic… but I’m still holding out for some frosty sunlit November days on the build up to (dare I say the C-word?) Christmas!
I’ve written about the incredible coastline along Rinsey head before, and Olivia and I decided to head back there along the path that goes from the headland to Praa Sands. It’s beautifully rugged along here, with little sandy coves to explore that are completely empty during Autumn and Winter – hence our spontaneous photoshoot!
This was also the first time Olivia got to try out her new camera, and I think it’s safe to say she fell in love with it. It does take incredible photos, and is much lighter to carry than her previous Nikon!
In a bid to find a more woodland-style walk with crispy Autumnal leaves to crunch through, we also recently visited Godolphin woods, taking Milo along with us. Godolphin is a beautiful National Trust house and estate (I went on a wreath-making workshop there last Christmas and loved it!) surrounded by forest and countryside walks in which you don’t have to pay to enter (just the parking, unless you’re an NT member).
We walked along the river, stopping occasionally to call Milo and practice some training with him, and of course to take photos too.
I get a ridiculous amount of compliments on this scarf, mainly because I swear I wear it every day of my life during Autumn! I bought it two years ago from ASOS and I have never since come across another one that is so big and soft; if anyone knows anywhere else that sells enormous blanket scarves that aren’t too expensive, do let me know.
One of Olivia’s goals for this year was to capture more sunsets, but apparently she has severely slacked on this vow (haven’t we all?), so she has recently downloaded an app which tells her the best times and places to catch a beautiful sunset!
The Autumn evenings have been stunning here recently in Cornwall, so the other night she messaged me asking if I wanted to join her for a spontaneous sunset shoot at Gwithian… and I’m so glad I went!
Just look at those candyfloss colours in the sky! It was magical – and definitely a reminder to get out and try to enjoy these early sunsets more.
What have you been up to this Autumn?
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