Of course one cannot, but instead of giving you a collection of photographs that show different aspects of nature, I will share just this one photograph that seemed to me at the time to encapsulate the true beauty of nature as found in Britain. In this case in Wales, near Tywyn.
I took it when I was on my second holiday in the area when out on a walk.
Always one to be pedantic. I looked up the definition of pond to see how it differed from that of a lake.
Google gave me this for pond:- “a small body of still water formed naturally or by artificial means.”
THIS gives a detailed explanation of the difference but basically it appears to be about depth rather than size.
So in order to be on the safe side I chose this picture that I took recently in London. This ornamental pond is in Victoria Embankment Gardens, the part next to Savoy Place, near the north end of Waterloo Bridge.
I also took a picture of this little chap that you can’t see in the above photograph because he is hidden by the tree fern.
I showed you a lot of photographs this month. Including two Monthly Montages which I had forgotten!
There were two ‘Garden Updates’ showing how the Spring flowers were coming on apace, especially the primroses and daffodils.
I also managed to fit in a couple of entries to the ‘Photo Challenge’. Historical and Spiral.On the knitting and crochet side: I continued to expand my fair isle skills and practised knitting with frequent twists, like my mother used to do, in both circular and flat knitting.
I finally put together a wall hanging using the seahorses I had made from Wild Daffodil’s pattern and experiment myself with patterns for Celtic plaitwork bookmarks. The purple edged one seemed to be the favourite style.
It wasn’t too hard to find a photograph for this subject so here it is:- This is from the displays of things from the Mary Rose. This is a slightly cut down photograph from the original post HERE. A collection of items needed by a ship’s surgeon.
I also looked out this photograph that wasn’t included in the original post: less interesting perhaps but I rather liked it.
This last month the topics for the Photo Challenge have been Creation, Wrap, Music and Spirit. I think it is obvious which is which. I also showed you the crochet seahorses I had made and wrote a final post about shower puffs with some alternatives.I moved on to a post about making marzipan fruits and a peek at some more of my Christmas baking. Then finished with a Christmas wish for all of you and a photograph of my knitted nativity scene that now comes out every year.
I have a lounge and a kitchen/diner. My entry this week is a photograph of an A4 poster that I made to go on the side of the fridge/freezer, so I could see it when seated at the table. Quite old now as you can see from the wrinkles!
It is of what is probably my favourite text from the whole of the bible. I like it because it speaks of God as ever present, close, just waiting for a response.
The Spirit is very important in my life and I don’t know how I would cope without the spirit’s support. (Not as well frankly!)
As music is something one hears rather than sees I wasn’t sure at first what to do here but in the end I decided on this. These are a tape and CDs that my son has made for me over the years of him playing the piano.
I am very proud of my son because, from xylophone to mini keyboard to bigger keyboards to piano he taught himself to play.
When he went to university I missed his playing. We had a proper piano now. We had bought it cheaply but it had a lovely tone.
So he put a microphone on the piano and made the ‘Decimations’ tape. Later with an electronic piano
it was easier because you could use line out and he made me CDs for various occasions.
The Greatest Hits Vol 1 is actually a compilation I made of my favourites from the “Decimations”, “When I’m 62” and “Mother’s Day 2007” CDs. Michael then went off and replayed all the pieces (plus a couple of extra ones) and made the similar looking CD you can see below it! (I made the covers for these two.)
The DVD case contains three (and now four) CDs of different sorts of music! My latest gift. And the “When I’m 62” CD didn’t work anymore and it was one of my favourites so he made me a new copy! So happy.