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

20 Comments on “12 for 2019

  1. 12 beautiful images to celebrate a year, I have a vested interest in the one with your grandson, making it my favourite x happy new year

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  2. This is a beautiful post, Laura. It would be difficult for me to pick a favorite from any of them. They’re all wonderful. Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2020.

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  3. Happy New Year – I love the March image with the reflections, but it does look very cold.

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    • Thank you Eileen for the feedback – yes March was bracing especially for this southerner but still fun though frigid. Happy 2020 to you x

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  4. Beautiful images, quotes, and thoughts, Laura. A year of many changes! All the best in 2020.

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  5. These all tell stories of your year… – my favorite is your grandson, the opener. Wish you al the best for 2020, Laura!

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  6. I like the way you arranged this very much – just a bit of text and a photo for each month, some bigger, some smaller. I’m drawn to the August image, text and poem – I’m sure because it’s so gray and wet now. Keep on with all that you are doing, it seems to be right. 🙂

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    • I like using the media-text picture block sometimes as it breaks up the linearity of single image displays – and for single images, I often use gallery rather than image as it puts the caption with the picture rather than too far below! thank you for your encouragement

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