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I puzzled over the title for this picture and decided on 'micro-climate' as that is the phenomena that happens here!
This is the garden on St.Michael's Mount, in Mount's Bay, very close to Penzance in Cornwall.

"The granite rock of the Mount, the castle looming overhead and the sea pounding the shores are the features which define and direct this garden.Despite the gales and salty winds, the Gulf Stream ameliorates the climate so that frosts are a rarity and the rock acts as a gigantic radiator - absorbing heat by day and releasing it at night creating a micro-climate in which all sorts of unlikely plants flourish."
[National Trust information leaflet.]

Above the Agave can be seen a small corner of the castle which sits atop the Mount.

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