Cornish Beauties


Visiting St Ives on Saturday I wasn’t expecting to see daffodils for sale on the harbour-side. Buckets full of golden beauties and these double white spicy scented Narcissus Acropolis variety. The two bunches I came away with both have deep orange-red centres and are absolutely beautiful. This collage is for my friend who enjoys photographing flowers in decay – Sue Judd.


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  1. Sonel says:

    I can only imagine what a treat that must have been for you to see Jude! They are gorgeous and so is this collage you made. Love it! 😀 ♥

    1. Heyjude says:

      I only wish I had a smellablog!

      1. Sonel says:

        Now you’re talking! LOL!

  2. They are indeed Cornish beauties. So many shades of yellow. And now I’ll go off and play with such a collage format – hard to do I suspect, and you’ve nailed it.

    1. Heyjude says:

      PIXLR express online – the collages are very simple to do 🙂

  3. How lovely and what a glorious treat to purchase these blooms.

    Jude, I really like how your header photo always matches the content of your latest post. Do you change it each time or does this theme allow it to happen automatically? It always looks so good.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I change the header Carol, though sometimes I don’t bother and then you get the picture of the blue bistro table and chairs. Be nice if it was automatic!

      1. It’s worth the effort because it always adds to your post. Maybe WP could make it a priority to set up an auto header change!

        1. Heyjude says:

          You can load several header images and allow WP to put up random images, but that doesn’t always match the post. Some themes use the first image as an auto header. I guess you just have to choose the right theme!

        2. I’ve never been quite game to change my theme. I must do some investigating.

        3. Heyjude says:

          It’s easy to do, sometimes the older posts can look a bit weird, but not many people view older stuff anyway. Or set up a test site and add some photos, galleries and text and then play around with the themes – make the test site private.

        4. I’ve thought about it before but it sounds like so much effort. I could just keep my theme and change the colour scheme! That would be easier.

        5. Heyjude says:

          Just had another look at yours, it does showcase the photos alright, my only quibble (and it’s not just your site) is the comment text is so small. I like browsing through comments, but when the text is small I tend not to. Is that something you can change on the current theme? I know, blame my age!

        6. Hmmm, you’re right and I never noticed before. I will check that out. The other thing I would like to change is that the text on my header is difficult to read. I must spend some time playing around.

  4. Sue says:

    How gorgeous these are, Jude…..I shall be looking forward to you photographing these as they gracefully decay! And thanks for the plug 😀

    1. Heyjude says:

      Given the heat today they may not survive for very long!

      1. Sue says:

        You have heat? Envy….

        1. Heyjude says:

          Well we do have underfloor heating! But yes the sun has been shining all day and the wind has dropped. I even have windows open!

        2. Sue says:

          Excellent! I have had mine open from time to time over the last few days,..

  5. Meghan says:

    Your photographs of flowers are magnificent – something I have never come close to being good at, let alone mastering. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Meghan, that’s very kind of you.

  6. roofbreaker says:

    I def dream of having a beautiful flower garden with lavender and all sorts of awesome things you can utilize daily. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lavender is lovely and bees like it too 🙂

      1. roofbreaker says:

        Oh man!! I would love to photograph bees in my own garden one day! 🐝

  7. Sue Slaght says:

    The daffodils look so full and rich Jude. Perhaps just your magic with the camera.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sue, they really are this beautiful 🙂

  8. Oh how beautiful they are Jude, and so frilly. I can just imagine the lovely scent of spring which they bring into your new home. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      The scent is quite overwhelming, but helps disguise the smell of manure from the farm next door!

  9. restlessjo says:

    Absolutely glorious! Especially the header! Nothing like a vase or two to cheer a place up. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I loved the bunches in the colourful plastic tubs all covered in ice cubes! And they are definitely cheery.

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love the spelling in your header 🙂 🙂 🙂 perhaps it’s Cornish!
    I’d choose the pale, fragrant ones too.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Haha… I wondered if anyone would spot that, at first I thought he meant centred then realised it was scent! Sweet old guy who also weaves the lobster pots. I was considering buying one of those too 😉

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Yes, it would be a lovely feature in your garden, or is it too cheesy?

        1. Heyjude says:

          OH asked where would I put it. I was thinking of using it in the conservatory 🙂

    2. pommepal says:

      Well seen Gilly. I had to go back for another look…

  11. Jane Lurie says:

    Spring is in the air…. wonderful images, Jude.

  12. pommepal says:

    I miss all these lovely spring flowers, sadly I cannot grow them here. But then I guess I can grow lots of other tropical things that you can’t.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, our shared gardens should bring joy to both of us 😀

  13. Tina Schell says:

    Glorious Jude – ’tis the season and thank goodness for that!

  14. elleturner4 says:

    Lovely photos. I don’t know what it is about daffodils but I have never yet managed a good photo! What’s your secret? 😉

    1. Heyjude says:

      Have a good camera? Or get close.

  15. Arkenaten says:

    Very Pretty. My father was born in Newquay and I have an Aunt who still lives in Cornwall. Nice part of the world.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s not a bad place to be in 🙂

  16. poppytump says:

    They certainly are Jude ! My garden varieties are pretty much over and bluebells have taken centre stage along with spreading grape hyacinths . Must have been gorgeous down by the harbour with those buckets of Cornish daffs vying for attention – and buying thereof !
    Cornwall has enjoyed some beautifully warm Spring sunshine just recently , perfect for flinging open those windows – or perhaps not ….

    1. Heyjude says:

      …well, windows are flung, but then the overpowering smell of the cattle next door invades so they get shut again. I’m sure we’ll get used to it, but I’m beginning to think I smell of manure myself now! The daffodils certainly help 😀

  17. Kamila Pala says:

    Beautiful spring flowers! Nice virtual tour – thanks for sharing. Bye. Kamila

  18. I miss daffodils (haven’t seen one since my last northern hemisphere ‘spring’ in 2012) but at least I can enjoy them virtually here.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not sure I could live without daffodils, though I guess I did when I lived in South Africa! You just get used to the flora around you.

      1. Very true – I am lucky t have different flora and fauna in front of me now and daffodils will be there when I return home

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