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 the first ever Squares in September 2017 which was all about flowers. So prepared to be dazzled.

Clear and Bright

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


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. Cosmos are lovely too. I keep meaning to plant some in my front garden and haven’t yet done it. I must do that in spring.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They really are a joy.

  2. Beautiful Cosmos. I only started growing them a couple of years ago – madness.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have had them in containers for several years, but last year they grew too tall and I found these colourful ones didn’t flower as well as the white ones that I had in a raised bed.

  3. BeckyB says:

    Mine are already budding for this year!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Someone sowed seeds early! I haven’t tried yet, but I do have some on order for May.

      1. BeckyB says:

        Only thought I was a week or so early until I saw the buds!!!

  4. margaret21 says:

    Surely these aren’t this year’s? Lovely, anyway!

    1. Heyjude says:

      No, last year’s. I am only having the white ones this year.

  5. restlessjo says:

    Day 10 already! Time flies when you’re having fun 🙂 🙂 I like Cosmos too and this is a lovely shot.

    1. Heyjude says:

      A lovely delicate looking flower that looks good in the borders wafting in the wind.

  6. beetleypete says:

    Very bright, and pink too. Two challenges in one!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Indeed. I seem to have quite a few pink flowers!

  7. Sue says:

    Aaah, Cosmos

  8. Oooh, I like the delicate cosmos plants – I have planted seeds this year so keeping my fingers crossed for a good showing.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have ordered some seedlings for a May delivery, but I might still attempt to sow some seeds. Last time I did that though the seedlings were eaten as soon as they went outside!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I know! Pink is everywhere at the moment. Seems I have a lot of pink flowers.

  9. Su Leslie says:

    Love cosmos. I thought I’d lost most of mine because it’s been so dry, but rain over the last week has brought them back to life, and they appear to be self-seeding all over the place.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I wish mine would self seed, but they don’t 😒

      1. Su Leslie says:

        Is t it always the way. I’m beginning g to think that pretty much anything will grow in Auckland — whether we want it or not 😬

        1. Heyjude says:

          An ideal climate then.

        2. Su Leslie says:

          It would appear that way. Not sure our growing tendency towards dry summers/autumns will help though.

        3. Heyjude says:

          I’d love a dry period. Saying that it has been relatively dry this month so far, though very cold.

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