March came in like the proverbial lion along with two storms which brought gale force winds to this area for over a week. Not only was it windy, but also cold – the wind cut right through you making going outdoors for even a few minutes, unpleasant. Thankfully towards the end of the month things changed and days were sunny again bringing forth the spring bulbs and flowers. Unfortunately I managed to turn awkwardly whilst doing a little light weeding and ended up with sciatica which is still ongoing. Walking is supposed to help so I have been doing a little, but on Wednesday I made the effort to return to George V Walk to capture what was new this month. I was delighted to be able to use my macro lens for the first time this year as there was very little breeze. And as it was such a glorious day I continued along to Hayle harbour and onto the beach.
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George V Memorial Walk – march 27 2019
- Row 1: Phormium (New Zealand flax) flower (macro), Skimmia Japonica flowers, Pink Osteospermum (macro), Yellow tulips, Violas
- Row 2: Coronilla glauca, Scilla peruviana (Portuguese squill), Sweet Alyssum, Aeonium, Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
- Row 3: Pieris flowers, Grevillea, Yellow tulip (macro), Snake’s head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris), White Osteospermum (macro)
- Row 4: Spanish bluebell, Argyranthemum, Euphorbia (macro), Species tulips, Oxalis (Wood sorrel)
- Row 5: Mesembryanthemum (macro), White cherry blossom, Iris (macro), some lovely foliage, white narcissus (macro)
All these photos were taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 using a 45mm prime lens and a 60mm macro lens.
The Changing Seasons | March