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 end of a rifle. His head is bowed.

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 #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 Leaves 2019 hosted by Dawn Miller.

Spiky Squares: The End

Spiky Squares has come to an end, but here is my round-up of all my spiky, jagged, barbed, serrated and bristly photos from this month. There is an extra one. I wonder if anyone who has been following these posts carefully can spot which that is.

I have had fun looking through my archives to find suitable flora (and one bird) for this intriguing challenge and I thank Becky for hosting the challenge so well (as always). All we need to do now is wait and see what the Queen of Squares is going to challenge us with in June.

And if you have a favourite, then please let me know in the comments.