Cornwall is famous for its spring gardens, where magnolias and camellias bloom in February followed swiftly by snowdrops, primroses, azaleas, rhododendrons, bluebells and many other delights.
Although I have visited Trelissick garden on the Fal river many times, it is always a joy to see what is flowering. This time I decided to play around with the art effects on my camera to mix things up a bit.
Pop over to Paula to see more spring delights.
Spring has temporarily left the building here, Jude. The sky is every colour but blue! Interesting, though 🙂 Happy Saturday!
Thanks Jo. A bit blowy and cloudy down here too, but the sun does keep popping out to say hello 🙂
ooh was enjoying the pics before I read your words and for a moment with one of them I thought it was my eyes not you having fun! Love the penultimate one – green with a hint of camellia coming out.
Sorry about that! Sometimes I get a little bored trying to figure different ways of photographing the same things so I thought I’d change the settings for a bit. It can produce some interesting shots and I particularly like the one with the people in, with their crinkly jeans and jackets. I will do a more normal post soon!
They remind me of oil paintings, Jude, which I suppose is the idea.
Raining here today, more like that April we never really had. I think the year is running one month behind!
Best wishes, Pete. x
They are certainly having a very wet spring in Canada I believe. Here it feels like June already!
Goodness, Jude, you’ve certainly mixed things up a bit here! Eye-popping colours, to boot
Well the eye-popping colours are (almost) real 🙂
A refreshing post, Jude. It was fun, wasn’t it? Thank you for these blooms.
Thanks Paula, glad you liked the photos.
The beauty of winter is that it makes us appreciate Spring, right Jude?? Beautifully done
When do you usually have your last frost? Again, the camellias remind me so much of the Pacific Northwest of the US which also gets lots of rain, though off the Pacific Ocean.
Cornwall doesn’t get too much frost, I think we had about three during the winter, but in other parts of the country they can still happen until mid May. The gulf stream keeps the temperatures warmer along the western coast. I think wind is probably what causes most damage, especially to trees, here in Cornwall.
I was struck by the blooms that begin in February! How wonderful is that in itself! I love the editing you have done with these Jude. Pretty in pink comes to mind.
Thank you Sue. I will get around to a proper post about the garden, but in the meantime my own garden is crying out for some help!
What fun, it’s surprising to see what works well and what doesn’t. I haven’t been to Trellissick, but I’m not keen on Rhodies. I’ve woken up to glorious sunshine when rain was forecast, I hope you have to.
I’m not a rhodie fan either, too flamboyant for me, but I do like the colours of the azaleas. We had rain yesterday, today is cloudy, windy but so far dry. Still a lot to do in the garden, but I feel too tired today.
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