This week, Patti has chosen Favorite Photos of 2019 as the topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. By far my favorite photos of this year have been the ones of our youngest granddaughter which summon up some of the sweetest memories of 2019. The toy beauty salon that we got her for Christmas was a big hit. Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year and as much joy in the coming months as this little darling as brought to us.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge on Where’s My Backpack? at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/11/22/travel-theme-fragrant/ is Fragrant.
So many of life’s fleeting fragrances remind me of my early years back home in England. These pictures represent some of those happy memories.
A fragrant memory of roses after the rain as Mum and I walked to my grandmother’s house from the bus stop in Twickenham.
The fragrant odor of fresh-ground coffee beans that greeted us at the door of our favorite restaurant in Folkestone.
The perfume of lilacs in the Spring. Now, in May, I make my annual pilgrimage to Lilacia Park in Lombard, a perfect time to catch that delightful fragrance.
Leaves; not just leaves but burning leaves. That wonderful smell of autumnal garden bonfires.
I hope I may be forgiven for posting a second entry in Sue’s Word A Week Challenge on A Word In Your Ear at http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/a-word-a-week-challenge-two/. After all, the subject is Two. After I spent so much time sorting through all the images I would have been sorry not to use a few more of them.
Of all the pictures that I’ve taken, this one tugs at my heartstrings the most; my dear mother and youngest daughter. The two of them were so close and during Mum’s final hours, E sat by her bedside and sang all the songs that she remembered Mum teaching her when she was growing up (mostly good old Cockney songs like ‘Any Old Iron’.) The memory of that touching scene will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Poppies are some of my favorite flowers in the garden and these two really made a lovely show.
Two sea-lions basking in the sun. I believe this shot was captured at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Two Koi in a pool at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois.
Two of the wonderfully energetic dancers from Ballet Folklorico performing in Elgin, Illinois.