Changing Seasons – January 2019

I have been taking part in the Changing Seasons Monthly Photography Challenge since 2015 when it was hosted by Cardinal Guzman /Max who lives in Oslo, Norway.

2015: I recorded the changes along a specific route around Ludlow, Shropshire, which highlighted the lovely River Teme, Ludlow Castle and the delightful Whitcliffe common.

2016: We moved to Cornwall at the end of March so I decided to use this seasonal challenge to record a monthly wrap-up of life in my new county.

2017: I continued recording events in my new life in Cornwall until June when I switched to recording what was changing in my own garden. It was also the month when my son was seriously ill and I spent time away from Cornwall before returning with the invalid in tow. The rest of the year was spent with family in the main until November when life returned to normal.

2018: A change of direction this year. And a change of host. The lovely Su Leslie from Auckland is now hosting this challenge. I decided to become a Nature photographer for a year and record all the different plants that grow in the country lanes around my home so decided to link this to the ‘Changing Seasons’ as it seemed appropriate.

And now it is 2019. And a new challenge. This year I am going to record the changes in a lovely garden walk close to home. I go into the town of Hayle pretty much every week to go to the library or the supermarket or post office, so I should be able to find time to record the wonderful flora that grows in the George V Memorial Walk along the Copperhouse Pool. I have several posts about this little jewel, but this year I want to be more thorough and record the changes regularly. There are so many plants including many Antipodean specimens and many I don’t know the name of. But this year I shall try to find out!

(click on the collage to enlarge image)

George V Memorial Walk – January 23 2019
  • Row 1: Wattle, Grevillea, Senecio Cineraria ‘Dusty Miller’, Prostrate Rosemary, Agave americana variegata
  • Row 2: Feverfew, Periwinkle, Hardy Bromeliad Fascicularia bicolor, Argyranthemum, dead Hydrangea head
  • Row 3: Pittosporum (?), Grevillea, Osteospermum, Euryops pectinatus, Schizostylis or Hesperantha
  • Row 4: Hellebore foetidius, Bergenia, Skimmia japonica, Epimedium, Bottlebrush (dead flowers)
  • Row 5: Euryops pectinatus, Sedum (dead head), (?) Hips, Some kind of yellow daisy, possibly more Euryops pectinatus!

As you can see I require help with the ID of some of these!!

The Changing Seasons | January


  1. It will be a lovely treat to see this garden through your lens, Jude. Looking forward to it!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Hope so Carol. A lot of damage was caused last year by the unexpected snow falls, so it will be nice to see how the planting has recovered. There are a couple of nasty landslides though which have created problems.

  2. Do you think that in the course of the year you’ll find any plants from Texas?

  3. You’re so wonderfully systematic. And when do. You change format and title? How long exactly have I been oblivious???

    1. Heyjude says:

      The format hasn’t changed – this blog has two variations with the header image at the top or to the left side. I usually post images with the header at the top and longer posts to the side. Altered the title at the beginning of the year 🙂

  4. An ingenious mix of ways to use the same challenge for different circumstances! Like Meg I hadn’t twigged about the different featured image positions and their significance (though I had noticed your change of title). I like that: I haven’t changed my theme in years. I want to but i always seem to be behind with posting and never get round to admin stuff.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I like this theme, but wanted to make a change to reflect how different it is living here to other parts of Cornwall. Sometimes changing themes can cause older posts to look quite strange.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Saying that though, not many people visit older posts.

        2. Yes, but I would know and I’m a bit of a control freak about things being just so!

  5. I can’t believe you’re nearly at the end of your third year in Cornwall! The photos are lovely, as always, and isn’t it amazing to see so much colour so early in the year.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can’t quite believe it either! And I still have so many places to explore.

      1. It certainly is a beautiful part of the country.

        1. Heyjude says:

          But becoming extremely busy. And possibly it will get worse when/if we leave the EU. January is still quiet though so on the sunnier days we made the most of it.

        2. I suppose that’s the downside of living somewhere like that – all those tourists who want to come and enjoy a bit of it for themselves. I really hope you still get the winter months to yourself whatever the EU situation turns out to be. 😦

        3. Heyjude says:

          Mmm… it wasn’t this busy just a few years ago when we first started house-hunting. We could park in most place during Easter. Not now though.

        4. 😦 Maybe you have done too good a job of letting everyone know how wonderful it is there. 🙂

        5. Heyjude says:

          Perhaps I should stop blogging about it!

  6. I can tell you are completely in your element in this garden 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am working on it Karen. Another couple of years and I might have it just as I want it – and then we’ll probably move!

      1. Argh don’t say that 🙂

  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    Oh my. All of these are in bloom in January?!! I’m starting to think that perhaps I live in the wrong part of the world … at least at this time of year 😉

    1. Heyjude says:

      Surprisingly colourful, but this is a very sheltered spot. We noticed the difference in the temperature when we got out of the car. No cold wind. Unlike my garden on the top of the hill!

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