Changing Seasons – March 2019

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


  1. Sadje says:

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful flowers

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Sadje.

      1. Sadje says:

        You are welcome.

  2. bushboy says:

    Fabulous flower fotos Jude 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      love the alliteration Brian 💖
      (even if you can’t spell…)

      1. bushboy says:

        fanks 🙂

  3. restlessjo says:

    Blossom is still the most delightful thing in the world, Jude. I love the romance of it. 🙂 🙂 Oh, I know- soppy sod! You do take wonderful photos though, and I hope the back is better soon.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, you old romantic you. 😍

  4. Oh wow 😮Definitely spring is my favorite season! Stunning pictures! Wonderful flowers 🌸

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well this is an unusual garden with some unusual plants that you wouldn’t normally grow in your garden, which is why I love to see what is going on there. But I quite agree with you. Spring is my favourite season too – when everything wakes up from the winter sloth.

  5. Beautiful! I hope your back is on the mend.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Back, leg, foot. I need a new body!

  6. Gorgeous, Jude. Hope your back is fully recovered soon.

  7. beetleypete says:

    Lovely shots indeed, Jude. Spring seems to have stalled here. Cold winds today, and the heating is on!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      My heating doesn’t go off until the cold nights end! Even here we had a slight frost the other night.

  8. Colline says:

    Beautiful flowers Jude. We feel we are still waiting on spring as we wait for all the ice to melt and the temperatures to get higher than 5c. Coming soon though.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You Canadians sure have a looong winter!

      1. Colline says:

        It definitely is too long. The warmer season is way too short.

  9. Island Time says:

    Lovely photos, intersting plants. I am happy too as spring has arrived all of a sudden here on the west coast of Canada! Garden on!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Happy springtime!

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