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Professionally Cute

Professionally Cute!

Professionally Cute

Easter Holidays mean I get to spend more time with my grandsons! Matthew is three and does cute professionally πŸ˜‰ We were at a local park enjoying the warm Spring weather and I asked him if he’d grown too big to fit through the log holes. Almost! They really do grow so quickly. Callum, who’s six, tried to fit in one too, but I didn’t get a photo of him for two reasons; one, I couldn’t see his face; two, I was laughing too much! Had such a lovely time with them I decided that this would be my entry for Wex Mondays this week. It just expresses all the joy I feel getting to spend time with the kids, watching them play and laugh. And no, you can’t have Matthew! He’s ours πŸ˜€

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Blue Monday: Butterfly Kisses

Doric Longwing

Blue Monday: Butterfly Kisses

The Doric Longwing butterfly has the most wonderful markings. The beautiful blue open wings and what looks like a lipstick kiss mark on the underside. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Mating Harmonia Tigers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

When butterflies mate they create a beautiful symmetry, a reflection of each other. I thought I’d share the love with you all for Valentines Day! In many cultures throughout the world butterflies symbolise the soul. Perhaps together they are truly soulmates. In Chinese culture and mythology, two butterflies flying together symbolise love. A male butterfly flutters in the air behind a potential mate, wafting his pheromones over her. She can tell whether he is her soulmate (perfect genetic match) from the scent and taste of these pheromones.

Happy Valentines Day to you all!

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Travel theme: Romance

Travel theme: Romance

Travel theme: Romance

Confession time!!! In 2012, on our first holiday to Kos, Simon took me for a wonderfully romantic, moonlit dinner on the harbour front in Kardamena.

However, the photographer in me interrupted our meal before it was half-way through, grabbed her kit and tripod and dashed over the road deserting her long-suffering partner!

So, shamed as I am, I did get this rather lovely shot of the golden moon rising above the bay, it’s reflections mingling with those of a night-fishing boat.

I dedicate this one to you, my darling Simon. Happy Valentine’s Day πŸ™‚

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition – Expected Bedfellows

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition isn’t just about unexpected pairings, it also means the state of being close together or side by side.

These Diadem butterflies are most definitely very close together! Love is in the air at RHS Wisley Gardens, Butterflies In The Glasshouse event πŸ™‚

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Photographs are windows into the photographers world. Often they are windows into precious moments from our past.

My featured image is a photograph from 1995 of my friend Rachel posed by a broken window in an abandoned factory near the village of Gomshall. My second image is from the same photoshoot. Both photos were taken on film and developed by myself in a dark room. I miss doing that!

The Flock

My third photograph is of Charlotte, taken at Stokesay Castle in 2008, not long after I’d started dating her father, Simon. I love our visits to Shropshire! I love them too of course πŸ™‚

The Dreamer

My last photograph for this weeks challenge is from 2013. This is my goddaughter, Rosie, and her brother, James, at Mansion House in Leatherhead, eagerly awaiting the marriage of their grandmother, Chris, to Trev. I don’t photograph many weddings but this was family, special. Both the children also had their naming ceremonies at Mansion House!

Anticipation

These portraits by window-light are visual links to some of the most precious people in my life. The invisible strings that run though their lives are tied to many loved ones. I can see them all when I look at these photos. They’re just through the memory window of my mind and tied to my heart.