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Blue Monday: A Vision In Blue

Blue Monday: A Vision In Blue

Blue Monday: A Vision In Blue

Over the last few weeks I’ve shared some photos of individual blue irises and I’ve loved all your comments which just go to show what a universally popular flower the iris is! Today’s photo is of a grouping of some of these beautiful blues planted up around the lake at RHS Wisley Gardens.

It was a dull and rainy day but coming around the edge of the lake to this vision in blue, set against the purple and greens, was just breathtaking 🙂 It instantly brightened the day for me so I hope it brightens yours too!

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True Blues-Man

True Blues-Man

The launch of Mark Nelson’s new album “In From The Cold” was held tonight in picturesque Farnham, Mark’s home town.

Mark describes himself as “an acoustic blues balladeer”. His songs are beautiful, some hauntingly poetic and others with a wry sense of humour, but mostly they’re so infectious you just can’t stop your toes tapping!

Of course he’s much more than just a great blues-man, singer and songwriter – he does it all with just the one arm and hand (minus some fingers!)

I guess he would understand very well my theme of “taking one day at a time”. Disability leads you, as an individual, to find ways of making things work for you within your own limitations.

Actually sometimes I think Mark took the word “limitations” and just tore it out of the dictionary! Wherever I see and hear Mark play, people always say “what an inspiration”.

Yes he is! First and foremost though, he’s a fantastic musician 🙂

The album is available to buy on both iTunes and Amazon and you can see and hear more of Mark at:

and
http://www.myspace.com/marknelsonsolo