Flower Meadow For Lou

Meadow Flowers

Flower Meadow For Lou

Before I sign off for the night I have one last post in remembrance of my dear friend Lou. Today was her birthday. She would have enjoyed the sunshine but, like me, struggled with the humidity! I suspect that if she’d not been working we would have just headed off to Guildford Lido for the day and kept cool in the water. No swimming for me this week as we’re off on our holiday to Kos tomorrow. Last Tuesday this incredible sight of meadow flowers, particularly lots of birds-foot trefoil, greeted mum and I as we arrived at Thorpe Open Water Swimming Lake! Well, Lou would have just loved this too. Completely perfect for a picnic with plenty of Pimms! So this wonderful, golden sight is for you, my dear friend. I know you’d be wishing you were coming with us to Kos tomorrow and I wish we could have taken you. In so many ways you’re with me wherever I go anyway! One of these years a dolphin will finally come to greet us in the Mediterranean waters and I will know that you have sent it to me. Love always xxx


How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

This is my friend Sam and her two children, Mylie and Zach.

We often all go to RHS Wisley Gardens as it’s a great place for me to teach Sam photography and there’s just loads for the children to do!

We also have a long-term portrait photography project on the go and this photo is a part of that.

For several years now I’ve been taking pictures of Sam, first with just Mylie and later also with Zach on this one bridge over the pond, by the meadow.

It’s a lovely way to watch the family grow alongside the changing seasons, plants and colours at the gardens.

I really hope that the children will come to treasure this collection of pictures. Also, that when they get into their teens and beyond they’ll still want to come to Wisley and carry on the tradition.