This was a beautiful morning on the Penrose Estate. It was the coldest morning this winter so far. There was a frost and the puddles had iced over - most unusual for this area of Cornwall!
I walked on the Degibna side of Penrose. The water levels of The Cober River and Loe Pool are still very high due to the large amounts of rain we have been having. The air was very crisp and clear; a lovely winter's morning and the frozen ground made the mud easier to cross!
This sketch is from the entrance to a field at the side of Digibna Lane looking towards Loe Bar. I loved the light and shade, the view through the old stone farm gate and the beautiful bright colours. Despite the cold of the morning, there was a definite hint of spring in the air. and I saw a few daffodils were coming out already...