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Sunday, 13 September 2009

In the Garden and "In my Life"

I have neglected my photo-taking in my garden these past few weeks. Things are definitely changing, with very obvious signs that summer is on the way out.

I found a fairy ring, hidden beneath the fallen leaves -

and this little chap too. So tiny and such a vibrant colour.

I also found little Star, sitting in the sun, down by the barn. I was this close and she still couldn't see or hear me. Bless her little whiskers!

On HSMSHS on Facebook, Wisdom for the Weekend comes in the lyrics to "In my Life", by The Beatles.
"There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more"

This photo sums up these lyrics for me. This was taken in the ruins of Deer Abbey in Aberdeenshire and that's my darling mum in the doorway. Although she lived most of her life in this region, she had never visited Deer Abbey, so one day, on the way home after taking her to yet another hospital appointment, I took her there.

She was very ill by this time and didn't manage to stay for long, but she loved it all the same. I took this quick snap on my mobile phone but wish I had had my DSLR with me so the quality would have been better.

It's now over two years since she died, but I can never pass Deer Abbey without thinking of her.

Love you, mum.



dottydotty said...

beautiful take on the promt with a lovley memory to go with it

jo said...

Lovely photo and such fond memories. Love the pics of your garden too.

Photographing Mom said...

Sweet memories to have, Bobs!!!

Garden shots are stunning!

Igotmebabe said...

Beautiful memories of your Mum, have to admit it brought a tear to my eye

Chris T said...

Lovely quote shot Bobs & love the lacy leaves. A fairy ring - magical :-)

voodoo vixen said...

I have been MIA and not visited for ages... but have now spent a lovely half an hour catching up on all your news and lovely photos!!

My wedding photos were taken at Deer Abbey... in fact have a shot of me in that doorway. Such a wonderful place to stop and walk around in.

A marathon... you signed up to a marathon??? Yikes...