12 for 2019

2019 – a year of many changes and new chances. It was sometimes as difficult to pick one photo per month as it was for my grandson to select the best reed. That at least suggests I’m improving with photography though still a long way to go but that is no bad thing – so here’s to 2020! And a Happy New Year to all.

February: Revisiting old haunts in the East of England
You are neither here nor there,
A hurry through which known and strange things pass

Seamus Heaney

April ~ Surprises in the new garden
If you were here,
I’d pluck this trembling globe to show
how beautiful a thing can be
a breath will tear away.

Jean Nordhaus

June ~ London a high speed train ride away & some delightful visitors
It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise
–  Mark Twain “

August ~ everything in the garden is rosy
I love the hay grass when the flower head swings
To summer winds and insects happy wings
” John Clare

October ~ nothing better than Jim to cheer me on a sad anniversary
“yet still I know
how senseless this sense of absence
since spirit is a boundless thing”

December ~ sunset on the village duck pond
  How like a winter hath my absence been
       From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!

W. Shakespeare

Tracing the year through some of my best captures and joining the lens artists photo challenge for Fave Photos of 2019