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Wordless Wednesday: Jubilation

Colours of Summer

Wordless Wednesday: Jubilation

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Blue Monday: Softly Sought Memories

Forget-Me-Nots

Blue Monday: Softly Sought Memories

Softly Sought Memories

Recall to me these
Softly sought memories
Of hazy spring meadows
Thick with flowers,
Alive with the buzz
Of bees, the gentle
Flutter of gossamer wings,
Bright pretty things
To delight the mind
Of an innocent child,
Of the forgetful youth,
Of the hasty adolescent,
Of this wishful woman.
Recall to me those
Lazy, gentle days,
That I may become
Lost in them.

The image is of the forget-me-nots in our front gardens, which inspired my poem on reminiscence. They always remind me of Spring as a child growing up in the countryside.

Part of Blue Monday, hosted by Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor, and Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Poetry

Smiling Sally

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Sunset On Cedars

Sunset On Cedars

I had a lovely visit from my friend Helen today and we both went over to see my mum for a cream tea with home-made scones.

There was a beautiful sunset and from upstairs in my parents home there was a truly spectacular view of the colourful skies as the sun went down beyond Painshill Park.

Thank you Helen and Mum for a lovely day x

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Bugging Me

Bugging Me

So I’m actually really tolerant of most invertebrates. There’s only one that I really hate and that’s the mosquito. Nothing could ever persuade me to photograph a mosquito!

There are, however, a few that just creep me out! Here are two of them, the Rose Sawfly larvae and the Flesh Fly.

We’ve got a dreadful infestation of Sawfly in our communal gardens and they’re wrecking my beautiful roses. They’ve been sprayed several times with no discernible effect. I’ve been out squishing larvae and adults everyday, but still they multiply! Help!

Flesh Fly

I can stand to look at the adult Flesh Fly, they’re really quite pretty, the larvae though, gross!

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Prediction

Prediction

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow
Festival Of Flowers: Week #8

I predict another glorious weekend in our communal gardens!

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Heaven Scent

Heaven Scent

I’ve brought you back home to our own community gardens today.

Brian, the resident behind so much of the beauty in our gardens, is so clever with companion planting!

Not only is the peachy orange of the rose enhanced by the blue of the surrounding lavender but, oh, the scent!

Whenever I need a quick pick-me-up I really do just go outside and smell the roses 🙂

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Bright and Bold

Bright and Bold

We have communal gardens here at our flats and one resident, in particular, does a huge amount of work to keep our gardens looking bright and beautiful.

Brian is an unsung hero. He selflessly gives of his time to help other residents with their own garden areas and always offers help to those in need.

His bright and colourful countenance is reflected in the wonderful blooms on show here. It’s no wonder we’re always winning Woking In Bloom!

Brian and his wife, Carole, are a true example of “the good neighbour”. I have huge respect for them and I’m so glad to live alongside such lovely people who have really inspired a sense of community here.

Brian is pictured here on Greenoak’s website (residential involvement section) with the Woking in Bloom trophy 🙂