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ShareMondays2020 – Circle Of Life

Circle Of Life

ShareMondays2020 – Circle Of Life

Circle Of Life

The circle of life
Constant in change
What begins
Must cease
We bud
We bloom
We wither
All too soon
Time is linear
Our pathway
Often twisted
Seemingly occluded
Cannot be resisted
Only forward
Straight backed
Stooping
Drooping
Fading
Decaying
Another will rise
And fall in time

I’ve spent the last week watching my tulips bloom and wilt, documenting their decline in photographs. Entropy is the constant in life. This composite is a visual representation of that journey. Every stage is beautiful.

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ShareMondays2019 – Tulip Dreams

Tulip Dreams

ShareMondays2019 – Tulip Dreams

Guildford Castle always produces a magical display of tulips in the gardens of the old moat! I’ve been playing with using in-camera multiple exposures and extra blur from Nik Analog Efex and Photoshop. I love the way it’s been working with the pastels of the Spring blooms! Happy Easter and good luck to everyone entering today’s Twitter comps!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

I’ve been out photographing the various flower beds in our communal gardens this afternoon. The pink tulips against the bed of forget-me-nots, belonging to Lyn, are looking glorious!

Whilst processing my photos I was looking at my reader and discovered this weekly photo challenge that several other photographers were participating in. It just so happened that I’d taken a photo that fitted the bill 🙂

I’ll be putting an album up on my Facebook page of some of the beautiful flowers and beds in our garden so please do pay me a visit there.

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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 🙂