Bright Squares

April is a square month and this year Becky wants us to find the bright things in life. I had a few ideas all relating to Cornwall of course with my coruscating seas and cloudless skies, happy, shiny people and bright lights, but then I decided upon showcasing all the bright and beautiful flora found in the county as a tribute to theย first everย Squares in September 2017 which was all about flowers. So prepared to be dazzled.

Bright and Beautiful

Remember the only rule is that your photograph MUST be square. Day Nine


Shining; Light; Brilliant; Vivid; Blazing; Dazzling; Beaming; Glaring; Sparkling; Glossy; Coruscating; Cheerful; Happy; Clear; Glowing; Bright & Early; Bright as a Button; Bright Lights; Look on the Bright Side; Brightly coloured; Cloudless; Lustrous; Radiant; Luminous; Polished


  1. margaret21 says:

    Oh yes, those fit the bill!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Pretty aren’t they?

  2. Lovely! My cape primrose keeled over a few weeks ago. I don’t know what was different but it just turned up its toes. Very sad.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have never tried growing them, but they do require certain growing conditions I believe.

      1. Mine flourished for three years and then just got sick and keeled over within weeks. I tried removing the wilting leaves but then more leaves went weird. I don’t know what happened. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  3. restlessjo says:

    Darn it! You’ve got me singing again! All things bright and beautiful, all creatures….. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Singing is good for you ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      1. restlessjo says:

        But not for the neighbours ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’•

  4. BeckyB says:

    ooh are these yours? Mum used to love growing these, she doesn’t any more sadly

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not mine. Saw them in the nursery the other day and thought, yes, bright Squares! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I have never grown them, but once had a collection of African Violets.

      1. BeckyB says:

        Need lots of windowsills I guess!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I have seen them in a greenhouse in a garden in Kent. I admit that I was tempted, but they are quite fussy plants and I have enough fussy ones to take care of ๐Ÿ˜‚

        2. BeckyB says:

          Think that’s why Mum gave up!

        3. Heyjude says:

          I have 6 Auricula and they are fussy.

        4. BeckyB says:

          Really, they don’t get much attention on mountains!

        5. Heyjude says:

          Haha… no but they have good drainage and probably out of direct sun. The slugs adore them if I put mine outside.

  5. beetleypete says:

    This theme is a good one for the cold and grey days like today. Something bright to cheer us up.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      She’s a clever lady! Actually I can’t complain about the weather here, it’s been sunny all week though bitterly cold until yesterday when the wind dropped. Even got some gardening done!

  6. The pattern on the petals is so pretty.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I guess that’s why people collect them.

  7. Ann Mackay says:

    They’re ever so pretty, especially the lacy markings.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are delightful, but I have nowhere to keep them so I just took a photo and walked away.

  8. Graham says:

    Very pretty. I thought they were orchids at first, because of the markings.

  9. Such pretty faces!

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