Square January #20


Always the optimist, Becky is hoping that 2021 will be a more positive year as we march onwards and upwards. Yes, the theme for January Squares is the word ‘up’ and as usual she invites us all to join her in a month of ‘ups’ of any description. The only absolute rule is that your main photograph must be SQUARE, and remember a square has 4 equal sides.

SquareUp | January 20th


  1. margaret21 says:

    No buttercups yet, but we can do daisies. Onwards and upwards!

    1. BeckyB says:

      ooh I have daisies already too – but my snowdrops bizarrely there is no sign

      1. Heyjude says:

        I have one snowdrop bud!

        1. BeckyB says:

          oh that makes me feel so much better that yours are hiding too

        2. Heyjude says:

          I don’t have many, I hoped they would spread, but I think I will have to buy some more. Two aconites! 😂

      2. margaret21 says:

        Keep looking … and daisies just never went away.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Daisies are hardy. They are all over my lawn and cracks in the paving!

  2. Wonderful – so happy!
    Do you remember the song by The Foundations:
    … build me up, Buttercup!

    Such a happy image 🙂

    1. beetleypete says:

      “But worst of all, you never call baby, when you say you will. But I love you still.” 🙂

      1. … contented acceptance – what we all need right now! x

  3. beetleypete says:

    Lovely photo, Jude. Nice to see when we have wind and rain here, and it is still almost dark at 11:20!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not much better here. Very misty.

  4. BeckyB says:

    ahhh a lovely and proper buttercup 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      None open yet, but the celandines are coming back, despite me digging a ton out last year.

  5. Beautifully captured, Jude! Thanks for the smiles.

  6. You can never go wrong with yellow!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I like yellow in spring and autumn, but this year I am going to try some in the summer months.

  7. restlessjo says:

    That’s a glorious photo, Jude 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Jo. Need to get the macro lens out again when we can actually go somewhere!

      1. restlessjo says:

        Lucky you’ve got your garden to play in 🙂 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Not at the moment. Far too cold/wet/windy take your pick.

  8. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Another lovely reminder of summer.

  9. Sue says:

    Yellow is such happy colour!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Isn’t it! I’m going for yellow for my patio pots this year, I don’t usually do yellow flowers in summer.

      1. Sue says:

        Very good

  10. Aren’t they pretty little things. I said to Becky the first time I saw a buttercup I was surprised by how tiny it was.

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