Spiky Squares

During the month of March, Becky, Queen of the Square format, is back. This month she would like to see anything spiky, jagged, bristly, serrated, prickly or barbed in whatever interpretation you like. The only rule: it must be a square.
March Squares

Spiky edged Trachycarpus fortunei – Hardy Chusan Windmill Fan Palm

Macro Monday #100

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This exotic looking Canna lily screams for attention with its rumpled vivid yellow and orange flowers amongst the spectacular green foliage with yellow-striped veins. A late summer / autumn flowering plant the Canna lily is a tender perennial which won’t survive the frosts, so dig up the bulb and store over winter for replanting next year.

This is my final Macro Monday photo. I am taking a rest from this flower blog until next year when I shall be back with a flower of the month along with gardens that I visit outside of Cornwall. My first Macro Monday was posted on 25 August 2015 when I got my new Macro 60mm lens for my Olympus E10 camera. They haven’t all been ‘true‘ macro photos, but the ones that are have shown minute details of both flowers and insects, something that you don’t naturally see with the naked eye. This lens has brought me a lot of pleasure, but for now I need to concentrate on some different photography during the coming winter months when flowers are scarce and winds are fast and furious. 

I will still be posting on my Cornish Sky blog and also Travel Words if you want to follow me there.

Macro Monday #99

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Clerodendrum splendens (glory treeflaming glorybower) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clerodendrum of the family Lamiaceae, native to tropical Western Africa. It is a twining evergreen climber, growing to 3 metres (9.8 ft) or more, with panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers in summer. With a minimum temperature of 10 °C (50 °F), it requires the protection of glass during the winter months in most temperate regions.
Wikipedia

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her.
day 17

Lysichiton camtschatcense

Lysichiton camtschatcensis, common name Asian skunk-cabbage or white skunk cabbage, is a plant found in swamps and wet woods, along streams and in other wet areas of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Kuril Islands, Sakhalin and northern Japan.