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 Lights

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


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:

    Ooooh. Almost too bright!

      1. margaret21 says:

        No no – in a good way!

  2. restlessjo says:

    Lots of these around here ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’•

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love them.

      1. restlessjo says:

        I passed a hedge full, in the wild, on the way home at teatime ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. BeckyB says:

    what a brilliant shot of it – love the yellow behind, really adds to the brightness and the composition

    1. Heyjude says:

      I think this one was in Penzance, in someone’s front garden. I may have, erm, tweaked the colours slightly…

      1. BeckyB says:

        hee hee you naughty girl on colour tweaking!!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Nothing in the rules about tweaking ๐Ÿ˜œ

        2. BeckyB says:

          hee hee, that’s true!!!

  4. beetleypete says:

    Great shot. Felt like it tickled my nose! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.x

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are so much like the baby bottle brushes. When I first saw one in Cape Town I was very surprised.

  5. Gorgeous! We have four in our garden.

      1. Well, I’ve never checked that. I’ll get back to you. I tend not to get too close because they’re usually covered with bees.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Well that’s a good sign!

        2. Heyjude says:

          Actually I am not sure that bottlebrush are scented, I thought we were talking about the rose and I know you have a rose garden. Looking them up I see that the leaves can release a lemon scent when crushed. You’ll have to test that out for me!

        3. No, our bottlebrush has no scent. Just bees!

  6. Dina says:

    Lovely and bright! ๐Ÿ˜ŠDonโ€™t see many of them here.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I wonder if there are any in Felbrigg walled garden? Or maybe Norfolk is too cold.

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