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

Doing a Happy Dance

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


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:

    One of my favourites.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have never grown this type, but these are such a lovely violet colour, maybe I should.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I might have a tiny space to squeeze some in next year. Must remember where for the autumn!

  2. restlessjo says:

    How beautiful are these! I’ll do a happy dance with you, even though it’s raining here πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. BeckyB says:

      ooh can you send your rain here, we have not had any for weeks!

      1. restlessjo says:

        A bit of reverse psychology going on here! The bougainvillea loves it though, and it was beautiful yesterday for the Carnation Revolution day. No- no parades! 😦 And the sun’s out now. Kwiksotic, or what? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        1. BeckyB says:

          Mum’s garden and mine are shouting for rain at the moment!

    2. Heyjude says:

      Makes a change! You in the wet, us in the dry.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Sun’s out again now. Just keeping us on our toes πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. BeckyB says:

    This really is the most beautiful of tributes Jude – loving your bright florals this month

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Becky, so many beautiful flowers down here, it’s like living in a different country. Although these irises can be grown anywhere of course.

      1. BeckyB says:

        you are so fortunate, are you sure you want to head back east?!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Not really. But it’s a long way for any of the kids to come if we need support. Another 5-10 years maybe

        2. BeckyB says:

          sounds sensible to plan ahead, make sure you do it a year or two ahead of when you think you need to though so you can enjoy the new place

        3. Heyjude says:

          I’m not sure I do sensible πŸ˜…

        4. BeckyB says:

          lol!!! Not many of us do . . . . however after dealing with the aftermath of not moving at the right time for parents, sister in law and how a 94 year old neighbour, I have decided this is one thing being sensible has huge benefits

        5. Heyjude says:

          You have a point. I would rather like to move and enjoy my final home. As long as I can drive we are OK here, but it is tricky when the car is serviced and I can’t get home. Taxis are very expensive.

  4. Another beautiful bloom for us. πŸ™‚

  5. beetleypete says:

    I have always been fond of Irises. Lovely colours, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      These are lovely. And I don’t think they grow too tall either. I need to investigate.

  6. peggy says:

    I do love dutch irises. Mine are in bloom right now. Such a beautiful color.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I should try some as they are gorgeous, but I have limited space now!

      1. peggy says:

        The Dutch Iris does take up a lot less room than a regular iris.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I pulled out my Iris pseudacorus as it had spread too much and was mostly leaf and not flower and the leaves were very untidy once it had stopped flowering, but I wouldn’t mind some of these Dutch ones.

  7. artfulcrone says:

    The richness of the blue takes my breath away. Absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Heyjude says:

      This is a pretty colour combination I must say.

  8. Thank you for the beautiful bright on my Monday morning.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You are most welcome Frank. Beautifully bright here again today, but still that wind blowing in from the Arctic.

  9. Cee Neuner says:

    I so adore this photo πŸ˜€

    1. Heyjude says:

      They do look like they are dancing don’t you think?

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