Friday Fountain Challenge: November

This unique and delightful water feature was made by Michael Johnson at The Copper Works, Newlyn and is located near the Sensory Garden in Penlee Park, Penzance.


I know, from a distance it doesn’t really look much does it? But come a little closer…


and admire those copper leaves


and the fluid shape of the basin from which the water gently flows…

and how beautifully it sits in its surroundings when viewed from the bench.


I wonder how much one would cost? I have just the spot for it.

If you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to Polianthus for the rules

This monthΒ is the time to feature fountains from your own country.Β I’m sure she would love to see you.

24 Comments Add yours

  1. polianthus says:

    Now this fountain is amazing, I love the hidden detail, beautiful

    1. Heyjude says:

      I nearly walked by as it looked so uninteresting, but I am glad I went closer. At first I thought the leaves were natural ones fallen off the nearby trees they are so realistic! If you look at the web site of the craftsman you will see this looking an awful lot better than it is here.

      1. polianthus says:

        I will check his website, I like the idea of a fountain with hidden depths, which you need to approach to appreciate fully.

      2. Dina says:

        I’ll pop over and have a look as well. This is so beautiful and the dhidden depth’s surprise is a true delight to watch. Thanks for sharing, Jude.
        Have a wonderful weekend. East Norway ist lovely cold and all prepared for 50 cm snow tomorrow. :-I

  2. tgeriatrix says:

    I didn’t expect those leaves, what a wonderful idea!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Nor did I! A typical example of a water feature in a public park, though the actual basin is far from typical πŸ™‚

  3. You did a great job of intriguing and satisfying us – replication your own experience in fact. A lovely post.

    1. Dina says:

      Indeed! πŸ™‚

  4. restlessjo says:

    Meg says it better. I just like the leaves πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Meg always says it better than most of us! I like the leaves too πŸ™‚

      1. restlessjo says:

        No. 1 slot for Murray tomorrow? πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          I heard something about that during the week, he seems to be winning everything at the moment. And of course he has to equal his brother who is #1 in the doubles.

        2. restlessjo says:

          Made it, by a devious route πŸ™‚

  5. Lovely. Perhaps you could get a smaller one for your garden.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Without the concrete surround it is a lot smaller, but I fear still expensive!

      1. Maybe you could make your own version in easier materials.

  6. I would just have walked past that I think, but I’m glad you didn’t and were able to share the photos with us. πŸ™‚

  7. Debra says:

    The copper leaves really are something special, Jude. So much would have been lost without a closer inspection. I think that often happens in our outdoor adventures. Sometimes just walking a little further or coming up a bit closer reveals a more expanded view. You certainly did here. πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      To be honest Debra it was only because out of the corner of my eye I realised it was a water feature and thinking about the challenge I walked over to have a closer look. I’m very glad I did as the craftsmanship of the bronze and copper bowl is beautiful.

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It’s lovely but I suspect you’d have to save rather a lot of pennies πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I suspect you are right!

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