Most Popular Posts of 2019

Last year I did a post about the statistics on my blogs in lieu of the report that WordPress used to send us all at the end of the year so I have had a look at this year’s results. This flower blog has not really been very well visited this year, but that may…

Festival of Leaves #13

copper beech in the lane A final look at these lovely trees, which have provided me with a splash of brightness in these dull days of late autumn. And I shall take this opportunity to wish everyone a lovely festive season, celebrating whichever way you choose to and thank you for visiting my blog(s) during…

Festival of Leaves #12

copper beech in the lane It’s wet and it’s dull, but along the lane next to the little woodland on Lelant Downs, there is still some brightness. Though more and more of these lovely leaves are lining the edge of the lane along with oak, maple and sycamore (header). This is the last week for…

Festival of Leaves #11

copper beech in the lane The leaves of the Copper Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) turn the most gorgeous bright copper colour in autumn and are among the last deciduous tree to lose its leaves. A flash of bright beauty on a dull November day. If you want to join in with celebrating the colours of…

Festival of Leaves #10

Penlee Memorial Garden, Penzance If you want to join in with celebrating the colours of autumn then take part in the Festival of Leaves 2019 hosted by Dawn Miller.  

Festival of Leaves #9

morrab gardens, Penzance If you want to join in with celebrating the colours of autumn then take part in the Festival of Leaves 2019 hosted by Dawn Miller.

Festival of Leaves #8

Boer war memorial – morrab gardens, Penzance The war memorial to honour eight men from Penzance who lost their lives during the Boer War was erected in Morrab Gardens in 1904. The memorial takes the form of a life-size statue of a volunteer soldier in khaki, wearing a Baden-Powell hat, and leaning on the butt…

Festival of Leaves #7

rhus typhina tree (stag’s horn sumach) We don’t get a lot of vibrant colour in the autumn months here in the west county, so this gorgeous splash of red in Penlee Memorial Garden certainly catches the eye. If you want to join in with celebrating the colours of autumn then take part in the Festival of…

Flower of the Month: October

There’s not a lot in flower this month so I thought I’d take a look at October birth flowers which are Calendula and Cosmos. I have already featured the lovely Cosmos so I have dipped into my garden files to find some of my Calendula photos. Calendula officinalis, the common or pot marigold, is a…

Festival of Leaves #6

fungi If you want to join in with celebrating the colours of autumn then take part in the Festival of Leaves 2019 hosted by Dawn Miller.