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This afternoon I printed a batch of photographs for Louisa and one in duplicate for Ian.
All these images have appeared on previous posts, but that for Ian, of his father,Peter, and stepmother, Ally, has been cropped from a group photo from 1st June last year.
The sky had cleared somewhat by then, and I wandered around the garden with my camera.
The mist had liquified forming entrancing pendants on rose hips
and stems. This one on its finely spun silver chain would grace any elegant neck (I particularly recommend two clicks on this one).
The gazebo was now fully draped by the flowering clematis Cirrhosa Balearica.
Nothing stirred the fine fringes of the weeping birch.
Looking up at these drew my attention to the well-fed plump watching pigeon in the skeletal beech.
This evening we dined on minced beef pie, sauteed peppers and mushrooms, and boiled greens, carrots, and potatoes; followed by bread and Benecol pudding and evap. I drank more of the madiran.
I like your photos, Derrick!
Thanks very much, Cynthia
Love the raindrop!
Thanks very much Lynn. It was very difficult to focus, so I am chuffed with it.
I loved it!
The large rose stem photo is brilliant. Definitely click-worthy.
Many thanks, Oglach
Benecol pudding ????
Low cholesterol substitute for butter. Thanks, Van
oh, ok. Thanks.
Definitely disappointed in the minced beef pie when there’s a pigeon outside sitting on a branch… oops – I never said that! (We’re having coq au vin on Saturday to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster…)
Thanks a lot, Bruce.
Thank you Derrick for the lovely picture of my late father. They both loved that place.
So pleased you liked it, Ian. It’s how I remember him
A nice variety of photos here, Derrick. I really like the weeping birch photos–sort of ethereal.
Thanks very much, Merril
My goodness yes, Nature makes jewellery! Well captured Derrick!
Many thanks, Pauline. I particularly hoped you would like that one.
I think it is beautiful!
Nature’s own Light Catcher
The raindrop was worth more than two clicks, Derrick…beautiful!
Many thanks, Jill. I think that if WordPress permitted it it would have remained sharp for another. The picture was taken with my little point and shoot Canon
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The “entrancing pendants” suspended from rose hips were beautiful gifts for all your friends who enjoy natural jewelry, Derrick. Quite lovely!
I think the great photo of Ian’s father with his stepmother shows his pleasant nature and possibly good sense of humor. 🙂
Yes, they both look lovely to me, as well.
It was lovely to have caught that picture of Peter, who, very sadly, died soon after Christmas.
So sorry for Ian’s and all of your friends and family who lost such a gentle spirit. The photo shows a fond and fun moment. No wonder you printed extras of this one.
I wasn’t trying to stir up trouble with my own fun comment about passing out natural jewelry, Derrick. 😀
Thanks, Robin. As if you would 🙂
Well, I have been known to put my foot in my mouth! Thanks, Derrick for this smile.
Mist and nature’s pendants so beautifully captured Derrick ?
Very many thanks, Val
That rose and jewel picture is even more gorgeous when you see the spider web ‘chain.’ Your branches are already getting quite developed buds for new branches!
Thanks a lot, Lisa.
I would love to be so graced by such a necklace as this 🙂
Yes – it was certainly worth the 2 clicks, as promised!
Many thanks, Cynthia
Love the rain drop.
Many thanks, Jim
Lovely water drops. Your photos and words captivate me. I especially enjoyed reading about the plump pigeon in the skeletal trees.
Many thanks, Rose. Special compliments from you.
I find that viewing your photos by enlarging the whole screen (mine is 21″) is easier than clicking individual photos. That way the writing is also enlarged 🙂 love the last four.
Many thanks, Mary. Probably works as well
Great photo of the water drop – so much in it to repay a thorough viewing.
Many thanks, Quercus
Took your advice and double clicked that raindrop, brilliant, are you going to frame it? Worth framing.
Many thanks, Brian. Sadly, we have far more framed pictures than we could ever use