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. BeckyB says:

    Unfortunately not going to be able to help on the plants I’m struggling as it is with my Portuguese ones at the moment! However can’t wait to enjoy the gardens with you, sounds a lovely way to spend the challenge 😊

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am sure there will be some that you will recognise as we go through the year 😎

      1. BeckyB says:

        I hope so!!!

  2. Su Leslie says:

    Yay; I love this idea Jude. I learn so much from your posts (as well as enjoying the photos). You realise that you, Tish and Pauline have become my garden mentors.

    1. Sue says:

      My plant advisors, too!

    2. Heyjude says:

      All with very different gardens and climates!

  3. restlessjo says:

    Ha! Don’t look in my direction. I can’t tell a daisy from a weed 🙂 🙂 But I do appreciate your efforts. And they take your mind off your troubles 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I am sure you will recognise a few – there are a couple of Cistus here, but not in flower yet. And Portuguese Squill 🙂

      1. restlessjo says:

        Brain dead after Portuguese lesson! In the bar 🍷🌹💕

        1. Heyjude says:

          You’re becoming an alcoholic Jo! Hic 🍷🍸🍹🥂

        2. restlessjo says:

          Nah, not me! 🙂 🙂 G & T? You’ll have to bring your own tonic…

  4. bushboy says:

    I’ll try with the Australian ones. The Wattle looks like an Ovens Wattle. Too many Grevillea hybrids to tell you that one sorry. Need a closer photo for row 3 grevillea. Same with the Bottlebrush 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, the wattle is the one featured in the yellow post, the Grevilleas are small shrubs and I have featured close up pics before, but as we go through the year I will pick out those plants that are flowering in more detail. I am sure you are going to be a great help along with Pauline 😀

      1. bushboy says:

        As best I can Jude 🙂

  5. pommepal says:

    A lovely gallery Jude and how surprising so many Aussie plants I recognise. I’m looking forward to following the change through the season. How long is the walkway you will be following?

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s about a mile long PP. So a nice return stroll. I am sure you will ne a big help through the year 😎

  6. TeaShell says:

    I love your posts. Why? I’m by no means a gardening guru but I appreciate the beauty you capture, how that makes me feel (lighter and brighter) and how it takes my mind to all my family who live in England (far away from me). Thank you 🙂
    P.S. I’m sure you adore each step you take when you’re clicking away…

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment, I appreciate the thoughts. 🙂

  7. Sue says:

    Oh, brilliant, Jude! Looking forward to more

    1. Heyjude says:

      I keep saying I will visit this garden every month, so hopefully by making it the focus of this challenge I shall have to!

      1. Sue says:

        You most certainly will, Jude…Jo and I will be checking on you!

  8. Sadje says:

    I can’t help you with the names but they all are beautiful!

  9. beetleypete says:

    As you know, I won’t be helping with any plant names, but I am looking forward to seeing the changes. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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